A sneaky motorist has revealed the hidden speed cameras tucked away inside the M5 tunnel.
An Australian driver unveiled the three speed cameras inside the 10km M5 East Motorway that connects to Sydney’s city, main airport, Port Botany and Sydney’s south western suburbs.
The video shows the motorist driving through the tunnel towards Sydney Airport before warning drivers the cameras emerge after the third 80km speed limit sign.
Motorist reveals hidden speed cameras tucked away inside the M5 East Tunnel in a viral TikTok video (pictured)
A red flashing light to the tunnel’s right can be seen after passing the signage.
‘That’s the first one (speed camera) there,’ he said, pointing to the beaming light.
A few seconds later, another red light disguised as a speed camera appeared alongside the two-lane tunnel.
‘The third one is right there, make sure to go down to 80km,’ the driver said as he eased off the accelerator.
The motorist drives through the tunnel before warning drivers the cameras emerge after the third 80 speed limit sign (pictured: stock image of M5 tunnel)
Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary for Safety, Environment and Regulation Tara McCarthy said the speed cameras are used to maintain safety as ‘police enforcement is difficult in these locations’.
‘Speeding is the largest contributor to crashes on NSW roads and the consequences of a crash involving a speeding heavy vehicle will be much more serious because of their size and weight,’ she said.
The TikTok video posted on Thursday April 29 has caused a stir online with other motorists sharing their own secrets to find the hidden cameras.
‘You can also look for cuts in the road where they bury the detection plates. Three consecutive thin black lines, 1m apart, covered in road sealer,’ one driver said.
‘Also a speed camera right at the end of the tunnel if you’re heading towards Beverly Hills, I think it’s a phone camera,’ another commented.
‘After the first tunnel the cop car sits at the entrance too,’ another wrote.
Speed cameras were installed inside the M5 Tunnel from October last year (pictured: stock image of M5)