A fine is issued when a road safety camera captures evidence of a speed, red-light or an unregistered vehicle offence.
Before being issued:
Depending on the type of camera used, there is a two to three kilometre per hour (km/h) lee-way for vehicles before a speeding fine is issued.
For mobile cameras, legislation allows for a tolerance of three kilometres per hour, or 3% less if the vehicle is travelling over 100 km/h.
Legislation allows for a tolerance of two kilometres per hour, or 2% less if the vehicle is travelling over 100km/h, for all fixed cameras, except point-to-point.
The tolerance is automatically applied and always favours the driver. It refers to the difference between the speed detected by the camera and the speed at which Victoria Police allege the driver was travelling.
All net revenue collected from speeding and red-light camera fines is directed back into road safety infrastructure.