- The Peninsula Link camera system was first activated in September 2013.
- The system includes both point-to-point (calculating the average speed from one point to the next) and instantaneous (capturing the speed of a vehicle at the location of the camera) speed detection.
- The system consists of six cameras, positioned at four separate locations along the 27 kilometre stretch of road between Carrum Downs and Mount Martha. The cameras capture traffic travelling in both directions, effectively creating three northbound and three southbound point-to-point zones.
- All Peninsula Link cameras use in-road sensors, such as inductive loops, to activate the camera system.
- Under the Road Safety Act 1986, the point-to-point average speed formula is based on the shortest distance and the time taken to travel between two points. The shortest distance is measured by an approved surveyor. Surveyor certificates can be found under camera test certificates.
- Point-to-point cameras take a set of digital images and then calculate the average speed by determining the time taken to travel from one point to the next. If the calculated average speed exceeds the speed limit, the incident is accepted and sent for verification.
Frequent testing of cameras
- An independent company performs routine testing on Peninsula Link cameras.
- All Peninsula Link cameras are tested quarterly and the camera hardware and software maintenance carried out both quarterly and annually by a contracted traffic camera service provider.
- An independent testing officer also certifies Peninsula Link cameras on an annual basis in accordance with the Road Safety (General) Regulations 2009. During certification, cameras are removed and replaced with newly certified devices. Upon successful completion of testing, a compliance certificate (referred to on this website as a camera test certificate) are issued for each camera.
Before a fine is issued
- Encrypted camera data is sent to two trained verification staff. They are required to independently review the data and must agree an incident has occurred. If both staff do not agree a third is asked to adjudicate.
- All agreed incidents are then sent to the Traffic Camera Office (TCO) at Victoria Police for final revision and authorisation, only then is a fine issued.