The number of drivers caught speeding in New South Wales, Australia, has dropped since changes were made to the mobile speed camera program.

Recent changes to the program include increased enforcement hours and the removal of warning signs.

Centre for Road Safety Executive Director Bernard Carlon said 3.5 drivers were caught per hour of mobile speed camera enforcement in June, compared with five drivers caught per hour immediately after the changes were implemented.

“I want to thank the majority of New South Wales drivers and riders for slowing down on our roads,” he said.

“Early indications are that the changes to the mobile speed camera program, along with other initiatives, are contributing to a reduction in trauma with the number of deaths on our roads down by 56 in the 2020/21 financial year, compared to the average of the three previous financial years.

“Data has also revealed the number of fatalities linked to speeding has dropped from almost 50 percent last year to around 40 percent so far this year.”

Read more about the Mobile Speed Camera Program.