August 15, 2012
In a bid to improve road safety by deterring drivers from speeding over long distances, fixed speed cameras will be reactivated on the Hume Freeway next week.
The point-to-point system, first launched in April 2007, will now be enhanced by the introduction of instantaneous detection cameras.
To further strengthen the accuracy and reliability of the system, a Secondary Speed Verification (SSV) mechanism has been implemented.
The SSV entails two independent methods of determining time and speed and these readings must corroborate before an infringement can be issued.
Ahead of next week’s reactivation, the enhanced Hume camera system has been rigorously tested and is fully compliant.
The Hume Freeway camera system is in place to discourage drivers from speeding.
Point-to-point cameras measure the average speed of a vehicle over a stretch of road.
Instantaneous cameras measure the speed of a vehicle at the location of the camera.