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The following pages provide data in relation to the various offences detected by the road safety camera system and the fines (infringements) associated with those offences.

The latest statistics available for download below are for the third quarter of 2015-16 (January - March).

Quarter 3 2015-16 (January - March)

Top 10 road safety cameras for infringements issued

Camera site Number of infringements issued
At The Intersection Of Warrigal Road And Batesford Road, Chadstone - Lane 1, 2, 3 14,355
At The Intersection Of Flinders Street And William Street, Melbourne - Lane 1, 2, 3 14,162
At The Intersection of Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda - Lane 1, 2, 3 12,311
Princes Freeway, Point Cook, Forsyth Road Bridge, Geelong Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 7,242
Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing, Forsyth Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 5,792
At The Intersection of Exhibition Street and Victoria Street, Melbourne - Lane 1, 2, 3 5,461
Princes Freeway, Lara, Avalon Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3 4,702
At The Intersection Of Maroondah Highway and Approximately 100 metres West of Hutchinson Street - Westbound, Lilydale - Lane 1, 2 4,319
Western Ring Road, Approximately 1600 metres West of Sydney Road, Broadmeadows - Lane 4 3,721
Peninsula Link Freeway, Moorooduc, Northbound, Loders Road Bridge - Lane 2 3,650

Similar to the last quarter, the top three cameras for infringements in Quarter 3 (Q3) were located in 40km/h zones.

These road safety cameras are located in 40km/h zones with high pedestrian concentrations and a history of accidents.

Research shows that a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling at 60 km/h is unlikely to survive, whereas a pedestrian struck at 40km/h has a much greater chance of survival.

Key figures

  • Across the entire camera system, infringement volumes have decreased. There was a 2.5 per cent decrease (from 373,948 to 364,569) in total infringements issued for speeding and red light offences compared with the same quarter of the previous year.
  • Compared to the previous quarter, infringement volumes have also decreased. This is attributed to the seasonal trend of decreased traffic after the high traffic of the October-December holiday period.
  • Cameras have recorded a decrease in the total fines issued for the top 50 camera sites not only from Q2 to Q3 (166,538 to 157,077), but also when compared to the same time (Q3, 2014-15) last year (173,373 to 157,077).
  • The camera at the intersection of Warrigal Road and Batesford Road, Chadstone remains the site with the most infringements. The 14,355 infringements issued in Q3 is lower than the figure for the same camera in Q2 (16,354), representing a 12.2 per cent decrease. The decrease in the number of infringements is a long-term and typical downward trend based on the initial activation and enforcement of the 40 km/h speed limit.
  • The second highest infringements issued were at the camera on the intersection of Flinders Street and William Street, Melbourne, where infringements increased from 5,483 in Q2 (2015-16) to 14,162 in Q3 (2015-16). This increase in infringements issued is explained by a significant increase in camera uptime. Despite this increase, there is still a general downward trend over the long-term and typical downward trend based on the initial activation and enforcement of the 40 km/h speed limit. The third highest infringements issued were at the camera at the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda, where infringements decreased by one per cent from 12,454 (Q2, 2015-16) to 12,311. At the same time, it is an 8 per cent increase in camera uptime. The decrease in the number of infringements is a long-term and typical downward trend based on the initial activation and enforcement of the 40 km/h speed limit.
  • Compliance rates for fixed and mobile cameras show that 99 per cent of vehicles that pass a camera site do not receive a fine.

Total infringements for speeding and red light offences

Q3 (Jan - Mar 2016) Q2 (Oct - Dec 2015) Q3 (Jan - Mar 2015)
364,569 390,486 373,948

Quarterly comparison
Across the entire camera system, there was a 6.6 per cent decrease in total infringements issued from all road safety cameras, from 390,486 in Q2 (2015-16) to 364,569 in Q3 (2015-16). This is consistent with the general seasonal downward trend in Q3 when compared to Q2. Typically there is decreased traffic during Q3 following the holiday period in October-December of Q2.

Year on year comparison
Across the entire camera system, there was a 2.5 per cent decrease (from 373,948 to 364,569) in total infringements issued for speeding and red light offences compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

Speeding infringements (fixed and mobile cameras)

Speeding categories Q3 (Jan - Mar 2016) Q2 (Oct - Dec 2015) Q3 (Jan - Mar 2015)
Exceed speed by less than 10km/h 246,891 264,897 253,232
Exceed speed by 10km/h but less than 15km/h 50,857 54,864 52,455
Exceed speed by 15km/h but less than 25km/h 17,905 19,288 16,961
Exceed speed by 25km/h but less than 30km/h 1,840 1,994 1,511
Exceed speed by 30km/h but less than 35km/h 931 954 661
Exceed speed by 35km/h but less than 40km/h 461 492 376
Exceed speed by 40km/h but less than 45km/h 264 271 213
Exceed speed by 45km/h or more 270 274 248
Exceed speed by more than 20km/h in 110km/h zone 171 134 118
Total 319,590 343,168 325,775
  • There was a 6.9 per cent decrease for total speeding infringements when compared to the previous quarter.
  • The number of infringements issued for exceeding the posted speed limit by less than 10km/h decreased by 6.8 per cent from 264,897 in the previous quarter to 246,891 in Q3 (2015-16).
  • Infringements in all speeding categories except exceed speed by more than 20km/h in 100km/h zone decreased when compared to the previous quarter. This figure increased from 134 to 171.
  • Compared to the same quarter last year, there was a 1.9 per cent decrease in overall number of infringements issued. However, it is concerning that infringements in categories of high level speeding have all increased when compared to the same quarter last year.

Red light infringements

Total infringements for red light offences
Q3 (Jan - Mar 2016) Q2 (Oct - Dec 2015) Q3 (Jan - Mar 2015)
44,979 47,318 48,173

Red light infringements attract high penalties and three demerit points due to the serious nature of crashes at intersections.

Right angle crashes can be particularly severe as many vehicles offer little side protection. Side impacts at speeds as low as 50 km/h can result in death or serious injury.

There was a 4.9 per cent decrease in total infringements for red light offences from 47,318 in Q2 (2015-16) to 44,979 in Q3 (2015-16).

Red light infringements for the camera at the intersection of Cemetery Road West and Royal Parade, Parkville decreased by 13.9 per cent when compared to Q2 (2015-16). This reflects an improvement in driver behaviour at this location.

Frequently asked questions

2014-15 statistics

Compliance rates

Compares data on the number of vehicles that pass a road safety camera with infringements detected.

Fines by category

Shows the number of fines and official warnings issued by Victoria Police for speeding, red-light and unpaid toll offences.

Fines by location

Includes quarterly and yearly lists of the top road safety camera locations by total number of fines issued.

Trends in fines

Data and graphs presenting the trends in speeding and unregistered vehicle fines for each highway camera system in Victoria.

Notes:

Issue date vs offence date

  • Infringements may not be issued on the date the offence was detected. However, the infringement notice will include both dates, the date that the offence occurred (offence date) and the date the infringement notice was issued (issue date), depending on the purpose of the data.
  • The issue date is always after the offence date. In the case of road safety cameras this is because of the rigorous verification procedures undertaken to ensure the validity of the infringement notice.
  • All data on the Cameras Save Lives website is based on the offence date, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Offences detected in one quarter may not have an infringement issued until the next quarter.

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