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LOCAL motorists will need to keep their
speed in check after the State Govern-
ment switches on new point-to-point
speed cameras on Port Wakefield Road
Two cameras monitoring a 51-kilometre
stretch of Port Wakefield Road between Two
Wells and Port Wakefield will become opera-
Road Safety Minister and Member for Light
Tony Piccolo said the government will aim to
reduce the road toll, which stands at 46 fatali-
ties so far this year.
"This is about saving lives and protecting
people on the road," he said.
"All money collected from traffic in-
fringements go (sic) directly back into road
He said 12 people have died on Port Wake-
field Road between 2009 and 2013.
Mr Piccolo said the capital investment of
installing each system was around $1.2 mil-
The cameras will catch offenders speeding
at each camera location, but, additionally, will
calculate the average speed between the two
The State Government will also install
point-to-point cameras on the Fatchen North-
ern Expressway at a later date.
"The exact location and details of the other
point-to-point cameras will be announced in
due course," Mr Piccolo said.
Motorist Kris Best, who regularly drives on
both Port Wakefield Road and the Fatchen
Northern Expressway for work, said the new
cameras were a revenue raiser.
"The government is broke and they want
more money," he said.
Mr Best, who was recently caught
driving at 75 kilometres in a 60 zone, said
it was impossible to obey the rules all the
"Every time I look at the speedo I take my
eyes off the road, that split second could be
the one that kills me," he said.
Mr Best regularly uses Port Wakefield Road
but said the new speed cameras would not de-
ter him to another route.
The point-to-point cameras, also installed
along the Dukes Highway, will be switched
on next Monday.
New weapon in fight against road toll
Point-to-point cameras introduced
Police: Drugs prompted shooting
THE Evanston Gardens home where
a man was shot during a home inva-
sion on the weekend has been a haven
for "trouble" in the past, according to
The 52-year-old man was shot at least
twice in the stomach in a bedroom at his
Musgrave Street home when up to three
men forced their way in through the back
door at about 3.45am on Sunday morning.
Police are confident the home invasion
was a targeted, drug-related attack.
The victim and his female partner, 43,
barricaded themselves in the bedroom be-
fore rifle shots were fired through the door.
The man underwent surgery to remove at
least two bullets and, as of yesterday, was in
a stable condition in Royal Adelaide Hospi-
tal.He is expected to make a full recovery.
Barossa police Chief Inspector Alex Zim-
mermann said a six-year-old child, who was
in another bedroom, may have witnessed the
"We understand he (the child) may have
seen some of it and, obviously, we are con-
cerned about the effects of that on him," he
The woman and child were both unhurt.
Insp Zimmermann said he was "very con-
fident" the attack was targeted and related to
"It doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to
understand the dangers of becoming
involved in drugs," he said.
"Drug dealers and organised crime are re-
sorting to extreme violence, here's a case in
He said it was fortunate the attack had not
resulted in three homicides.
"That man is very lucky to be alive," Insp
The victim is understood to be co-operat-
ing with police.
Neighbour Trisha Davis said she found
her husband's car door open on their drive-
way and believed the people responsible for
the shooting had tried to steal it to flee the
"(It's) a little bit too close for comfort,"
Ms Davis said.
"It's not good, I don't know how people
can do that."
Another neighbour, who did not want to
be named, said it was not the first time there
had been trouble at the home.
Anyone with information about this
incident should contact Crime Stoppers
(1800 333 000) or at (sa.crimestoppers.com.
The Evanston Gardens house where the shooting occurred.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
It doesn't take a Rhodes
Scholar to understand the
dangers of becoming involved
in drugs. Drug dealers and
organised crime are resorting to
extreme violence, here's a case
Point to point speed cameras will be switched
on along Port Wake eld Road from Monday.
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