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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 full 2015-16 financial year and for the fourth quarter of 2015-16 (April - June).

2015-16 Statistics

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 56,550
At The Intersection Of Fitzroy Street And Lakeside Drive, St Kilda - Lane 1, 2, 3 43,060
At The Intersection Of Flinders Street And William Street, Melbourne - Lane 1, 2, 3 30,397
Princes Freeway, Point Cook, Forsyth Road Bridge, Geelong Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 26,992
At The Intersection Of Exhibition Street And Victoria Street, Melbourne - Lane 1, 2, 3 22,657
Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing, Forsyth Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 20,360
Western Ring Road, Approximately 1600 metres West of Sydney Road, Broadmeadows - Lane 4 17,045
Princes Freeway, Lara, Avalon Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3 15,998
At The Intersection Of Maroondah Highway and Approximately 100 metres West of Hutchinson Street - Westbound, Lilydale - Lane 1, 2 15,922
At The Intersection Of Whitehorse Road And Surrey Road, Blackburn - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 13,508


Key figures

  • The top three road safety cameras for infringements issued in 2015-16 were all 40km/h sites
  • The top three cameras issued a total of 130,007 infringements in FY 2015-16 compared with 211,439 in FY 2014-15. This decrease of 38.5 per cent is consistent with a general downward trend.

Speeding and red light offences

Total infringements for speeding and red light offences
2015-16 2014-15
1,439,258 1,504,172


Infringement volumes for speeding and red light offences decreased by 4.3 per cent from 1,504,172 in FY 2014-15 to 1,439,258 in FY 2015-16. Infringements from a number of high volume cameras have continued to decrease following a typical downward trend based on initial activation and enforcement of the 40 km/h speed limit.

Speeding infringements (fixed and mobile cameras)

Speeding categories 2015-16 2014-15
Exceed speed by less than 10 km/h 978,848 1,028,128
Exceed speed by 10 km/h but less than 15 km/h 200,716 213,742
Exceed speed by 15 km/h but less than 25 km/h 70,769 70,070
Exceed speed by 25 km/h but less than 30 km/h 7,297 6,316
Exceed speed by 30 km/h but less than 35 km/h 3,570 2,863
Exceed speed by 35 km/h but less than 40 km/h 1,874 1,504
Exceed speed by 40 km/h but less than 45 km/h 1,020 814
Exceed speed by 45 km/h or more 1,156 947
Exceed speed more than 20 km/h in 110 km/h zone 593 439
Total 1,265,843 1,324,823
  • Speeding infringements detected by both fixed and mobile cameras decreased by 4.5 per cent from 1,324,843 in 2014-15 to 1,265,843 in 2015-16.
  • Speeding infringements less than 25km/h over the speed limit decreased by 4.7 per cent in 2015-16 when compared with 2014-15.
  • However, speeding infringements for 25 km/h or more over the speed limit increased in 2015-16. This is concerning as driving at high and inappropriate speeds is extremely dangerous.

Red light infringements

Total infringements for red light offences
2015-16 2014-15
173,415 179,349


There was a 3.3 per cent decrease in total infringements for red light offences from 2014-15 to 2015-16.

Quarter 4 2015-16 (April - June)

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 13,240
At The Intersection Of Flinders Street And William Street, Melbourne - Lane 1, 2, 3 10,748
At The Intersection Of Fitzroy Street And Lakeside Drive, St Kilda - Lane 1, 2, 3 10,161
Princes Freeway, Point Cook, Forsyth Road Bridge, Geelong Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 6,066
At The Intersection Of Exhibition Street And Victoria Street, Melbourne - Lane 1, 2, 3 5,278
Princes Freeway, Hoppers Crossing, Forsyth Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3, 4 4,935
Western Ring Road, Approximately 1600 metres West of Sydney Road, Broadmeadows - Lane 4 4,262
Princes Freeway, Lara, Avalon Road Bridge, Melbourne Bound - Lane 1, 2, 3 3,769
Burnley Tunnel, Southbank, approximately 430 metres after the tunnel entrance - Lane 1 3,535
At The Intersection Of Maroondah Highway and Approximately 100 metres West of Hutchinson Street - Westbound, Lilydale - Lane 1, 2 3,287

Consistent with last quarter, the top three cameras for infringements in Quarter 4 (Q4) remained the same as Quarter 3 (Q3) with all three located in 40km/h zones.

Road safety cameras in 40km/h zones are in areas with high levels of pedestrians.

Research shows a pedestrian struck by a car travelling at 40km/h has a much greater chance of survival than someone struck at 60 km/h.

Key figures

  • Across the entire camera network, total infringement volumes have decreased. There was a 0.7 per cent decrease (from 348,005 to 345,399) in total infringements issued for speeding and red light offences when compared to the same quarter last year. Compared to the previous quarter, infringement offences have also decreased by 5.3 per cent (364,569 to 345,399).
  • The top 50 camera sites have recorded a decrease in the total fines issued, not only from 157,077 in Q3 (2015-16) to 137,671 in Q4 (2015-16), but also when compared with the same time last year (Q4, 2014-15).
  • Despite the overall downward trend, two of the top ten speed cameras have shown an increase in infringement volumes. The camera located on the Western Ring Road, approximately 1,600 metres west of Sydney Road, Broadmeadows showed a 14.5% increase from 3,721 in Q3 to 4,262 in Q4. The camera at the Burnley Tunnel, Southbank, approximately 430 metres after tunnel – Lane 1 showed a 103.9% increase from 1,734 in Q3 to 3,535 in Q4. This significant increase can be attributed to the fact that the camera was operational for a very small timeframe following reactivation late in Q3.
  • The camera at the intersection of Warrigal Road and Batesford Road, Chadstone remains the site with the most infringements. There was a 7.8% decrease in infringements from 14,355 in Q3 to 13,240 this quarter. 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 number of infringements issued was for the camera at the intersection of Flinders Street and William Street, with a 24.1 per cent decrease in infringements from 14,162 in Q3 to 10,748 in Q4. This decrease in infringements is a long-term downward trend based on the initial activation and enforcement of the 40km/h speed limit. This change can also be attributed to the camera being deactivated from 9 June 2016 to 27 June 2016.
  • The third highest number of infringements issued was for the camera at the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda where infringements decreased by 17.5 per cent from 12,311 in Q3 (2015-16) to 10,161 in Q4 (2015-16). 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 road safety cameras is more than 99 per cent with less than 1 per cent of vehicles passing a camera receiving a fine.

Speeding and red light offences

Total infringements for speeding and red light offences
Q4 (Apr – Jun 2016) Q3 (Jan – Mar 2016) Q4 (Apr – Jun 2015)
345,399 364,569 348,005

Quarterly comparison
Across the entire camera system, there was a 5.3 per cent decrease in total infringements issued from all road safety cameras from 364,569 in Q3 to 345,399 in Q4.

Year on year comparison
Across the entire camera system, total infringement volumes have decreased. There was a 0.7 per cent decrease (from 348,005 to 345,399) in total infringements issued for speeding and red light offences compared with the same quarter last year (Q4 2014-15).

Speeding infringements (fixed and mobile cameras)

Speeding categories Q4 (Apr – Jun 2016) Q3 (Jan – Mar 2016) Q4 (Apr – Jun 2015)
Exceed speed by less than 10km/h 233,574 246,891 237,844
Exceed speed by 10km/h but less than 15km/h 48,242 50,857 49,022
Exceed speed by 15km/h but less than 25km/h 17,494 17,905 16,289
Exceed speed by 25km/h but less than 30km/h 1,862 1,840 1,528
Exceed speed by 30km/h but less than 35km/h 913 931 703
Exceed speed by 35km/h but less than 40km/h 516 461 382
Exceed speed by 40km/h but less than 45km/h 258 264 220
Exceed speed by 45km/h or more 302 270 272
Exceed speed by more than 20km/h in 110km/h zone 151 171 103
Total 303,312 319,590 306,363
  • There was a 5.1 per cent decrease in 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 5.4 per cent.
  • Infringements in the following categories increased when compared to the previous quarter: Exceed speed by 45km/h or more, Exceed speed by 35km/h but less than 40km/h and Exceed speed by 25km/h but less than 30km/h. Infringements in all other speeding categories decreased when compared to the previous quarter.
  • Compared to the same quarter last year, there was a 1 per cent decrease in the overall number of infringements issued.

Red light infringements

Total infringements for red light offences
Q4 (Apr – Jun 2016) Q3 (Jan – Mar 2016) Q4 (Apr – Jun 2015)
42,087 44,979 41,642

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 6.4 per cent decrease in total infringements for red light offences from 44,979 in Q3 to 42,087 in Q4.

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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