Road safety cameras in 40km/h zones are located in places with high pedestrian concentrations such as strip shopping zones and school zones. Research shows that a pedestrian struck by a vehicle travelling at 60km/h is unlikely to survive, whereas a pedestrian struck at 40km/h has a much greater chance of survival.
Drivers are given warning as they approach the enforced 40km/h zones with signage showing they are approaching 40km/h zones. 40km/h zones have been enforced by road safety cameras at ten sites around Victoria for some time, primarily by direct policing. The move to automated speed enforcement in 40km/h zones provides an ongoing and significant deterrence in those zones and contributes to a reduction in pedestrian road trauma.
The map below indicates the location of all 40km/h zones in Victoria that are enforced with fixed cameras. In addition to these cameras, mobile cameras will continue to be used to enforce speed in 40km/h zones.
If you are unable to view the map above, a list of locations is available.
The crash statistics clearly show motorists need to slow down at these sites. Below is crash data for five years from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2016.
|Location||Serious injury||Casualty crashes|
|Flinders St and William St, Melbourne||18||20|
|Exhibition St and Victoria St, Melbourne||2||12|
|Fitzroy St and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda||3||12|
|Barkly St and Carlisle St, St Kilda||4||12|
|Duke St and Ballarat Rd, Braybrook||2||10|
|Punt Rd and Toorak Rd, South Yarra||5||15|
|Punt Rd and High St, Prahran||5||15|
|Whitehorse Rd and Surrey Rd, Blackburn||1||6|
|Warrigal Rd and Batesford Rd, Chadstone||4||14|
|Glenferrie Rd and Burwood Rd, Hawthorn||2||7|
|Johnston St and Wellington St, Collingwood||1||5|
|Prospect Hill Rd and Burke Rd, Camberwell||0||1|
|North Rd and Clayton Rd, Oakleigh East||4||17|
|Francis St and Wembley Ave, Yarraville||1||2|
A serious injury is defined as one resulting in hospitalisation. Casualty crashes include both serious and minor injuries but do not include crashes where only property is damaged.