The new camera at the Wallace and Wood Sts traffic lights is a permanent behaviour-monitoring camera.
The new camera at the Wallace and Wood Sts traffic lights is a permanent behaviour-monitoring camera. Georja Ryan

Camera looks on to help drivers

DRIVERS of cars, trucks and motorbikes need have no fear as they pass through the Wood and Wallace St traffic lights because Big Brother is watching, with a view to helping.

The new camera was originally thought to be a fixed red-light camera but is actually a camera for tracking traffic and road conditions confirmed a Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads spokeswoman.

"This is a permanent behaviour-monitoring camera at the intersection of Wallace and Wood Sts in Warwick and not a red light camera," she said.

"This camera is similar to the existing camera at the intersection of Albion and Wood Sts."

The cameras will be monitored with the aim of improving Warwick's daily traffic flow in the congested city centre.

"The cameras are monitored by the Toowoomba and statewide traffic management centres as part of our role in managing the state's road networks," the spokeswoman said.

"The primary purpose of the camera is to detect incidents on the road and to help co-ordinate traffic signals to ensure improved free-flowing traffic.

"Additionally, the camera will provide a clear view to the bridge which runs over the Condamine River on Rosehill Rd.

"This allows us to remotely view the Condamine River water levels and take action on road closures where necessary."

Rose City motorists can expect to see more permanent behaviour-monitoring cameras in town with future instillations on the DTMR agenda.

"More behaviour-monitoring cameras are planned along Wood St in the near future," the spokeswoman said.



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