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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 second quarter of 2015-16 (October - December).

Quarter 2 2015-16 (October - December)

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 16,354
At The Intersection Of Fitzroy Street And Lakeside Drive, St Kilda - Lane 1, 2, 3 12,454
Princes Freeway, Point Cook, Forsyth Road Bridge, Geelong Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 7,820
Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing, Forsyth Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 5,834
At The Intersection Of Exhibition Street And Victoria Street, Melbourne - Lane 1, 2, 3 5,763
At The Intersection Of Flinders Street And William Street, Melbourne - Lane 1, 2, 3 5,483
Princes Freeway, Lara, Avalon Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3 4,411
At The Intersection Of Maroondah Highway and Approximately 100 metres West of Hutchinson Street - Westbound, Lilydale - Lane 1, 2 4,321
At The Intersection Of Burke Road And Old Burke Road, Kew East - Lane 1, 2 4,160
Western Ring Road, Approximately 1600 metres West of Sydney Road, Broadmeadows - Lane 4 3,973

Similar to the last quarter, the top two cameras for infringements in Quarter 2 (Q2) 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 system, infringement volumes have generally increased. This is attributed to the seasonal trend of increased traffic during the holiday period of Q2.
  • The camera at the intersection of Warrigal Road and Batesford Road, Chadstone remains the site with the most infringements. The 16,354 infringements issued in Q2 is higher than the figure for the same camera in Q1 (12,595), representing a 29.8 per cent increase. This can be attributed to the increased traffic of the pre-Christmas period.
  • The second highest infringements issued were at the camera on the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda, where infringements increased by 53 per cent from Q1 (2015-16). Despite this short-term increase, there is still a general downward trend over the long-term based on the initial activation and enforcement of the 40 km/h speed limit.
  • Although cameras recorded an increase from Q1 (2015-16) to Q2 (2015-16), when compared to the same time last year (Q2, 2014-15) there has been an overall decrease in the total fines issued for the top 50 camera sites.
  • Compliance rates for fixed cameras show that 99.9 per cent of vehicles that pass a fixed camera do not receive a fine. This is consistent with results for mobile cameras, which show that 99 per cent of vehicles that pass a mobile camera site do not receive a fine.

Total infringements for speeding and red light offences

Q2 (Oct - Dec 2015) Q1 (Jul - Sep 2015) Q2 (Oct - Dec 2014)
390,486 338,633 408,672

Quarterly comparison
Across the entire camera system, there was a 15.3 per cent increase in total infringements issued from all road safety cameras, from 338,633 in Q1 (2015-16) to 390,486 in Q2 (2015-16). This is consistent with the general seasonal upward trend in Q2 when compared to Q1, when there is increased traffic during the holiday period, therefore higher detections.

Year on year comparison
Across the entire camera system, there was a 4.5 per cent decrease (from 408,672 to 390,486) in total infringements issued compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

Speeding infringements (fixed and mobile cameras)

Speeding categories Q2 (Oct - Dec 2015) Q1 (Jul - Sep 2015) Q2 (Oct - Dec 2014)
Exceed speed by less than 10km/h 264,897 233,439 277,469
Exceed speed by 10km/h but less than 15km/h 54,864 46,735 58,583
Exceed speed by 15km/h but less than 25km/h 19,288 16,075 19,241
Exceed speed by 25km/h but less than 30km/h 1,994 1,599 1,723
Exceed speed by 30km/h but less than 35km/h 954 768 782
Exceed speed by 35km/h but less than 40km/h 492 401 385
Exceed speed by 40km/h but less than 45km/h 271 227 204
Exceed speed by 45km/h or more 274 226 233
Exceed speed by more than 20km/h in 110km/h zone 134 137 132
Total 343,168 299,607 358,752
  • There was a 14.54 per cent increase for total speeding infringements when compared to the previous quarter. However, the number of people speeding by more than 10km/h but less than 15km/h increased most significantly (17.39 per cent or 8,129 infringements). There was a 2.1 per cent decrease in people exceeding the speed limit by more than 20km/h in a 110km/h zone.
  • Compared to the same quarter last year, there was a 4.34 per cent decrease in the overall number of infringements issued. However, the number of people speeding by more than 40km/h over the posted speed limit increased most significantly (32.8 per cent, or 67 infringements). There was a 4.5 per cent decrease in people exceeding the speed limit by 10km/h but less than 15km/h.
  • 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
Q2 (Oct - Dec 2015) Q1 (Jul - Sep 2015) Q2 (Oct - Dec 2014)
47,318 39,026 49,920

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 an increase in total red light infringements for the top 20 cameras from 14,828 in Q1 (2015-16) to 17,501 in Q2 (2015-16).

Infringements for the camera at the intersection of Bell Street and St Georges Road, Preston decreased by 34 per cent when compared to the previous quarter Q1 (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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