Qld police to keep unmarked speed cameras

Unmarked mobile speed cameras will continue to be used across Queensland despite the police union calling for them to be scrapped.

Queensland Police Service road policing command assistant commissioner Mike Keating says two reviews in recent years have found the balance between the use of overt and covert cameras is "largely right".

"No road policing officer has ever made a comment to me about concerns about the covert speeding camera program," he said on Sunday.

His comments were in response to a call by Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers to stop the use of the unmarked cameras.

"Getting a ticket in the mail up to a month after speeding when you can barely remember even where you were back then has no effect and is quite rightly cynically viewed as revenue raising," he told AAP in a statement on Sunday.

"Only a highly visible policing presence and highly marked police speed camera vans with large police decals all over them staffed by police are the way to address the road toll."

Mr Keating dismissed suggestions the covert cameras were being used to increase government revenue and said QPS had nothing to do with reported targets at the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

"I would be very happy to see a day where we have no infringements issued," he said.

"My interest is not in the target, it's in saving people's lives across the state."

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