The NSW government is pulling the plug on speed and red light camera warning signs, suggesting the move could save 54 lives every year. 

“We’ve seen speed cameras reduce fatality rates by 80 per cent at intersections around this state,” NSW Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance said.

“Everyone needs to know, if you adhere to the law, you don’t pay a fine, if you pay a fine, the money’s going into the road safety fund to try and teach you to do the right thing in the first place.”

The move follows news that Sydney motorists had been issued $104 million in speed camera fines over the past 12 months alone. That figure will inevitably rise with the introduction of cameras to stop drivers from using mobile phones while driving.