Queensland mobile phone and seatbelt fines see millions of dollars in debt referred to SPER

In the first week, about 250 fines were issued every day for camera-detected mobile phone and seatbelt offences.

Around the same time, the government was working on a plan to have the Queensland Treasury take control of SPER and treat debt collection more like revenue raising.

The busy M1 in Brisbane.Credit: Dan Peled

Why it matters

In the first full year using high-tech cameras to detect mobile phone and seatbelt offences, Queensland recorded a road toll of 299 – ending the year higher than…

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