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Community concerns over Eumemmerring red light camera

The Department of Justice & Regulation is aware that enquiries have been made about the fixed road safety camera at the intersection of Princes Highway and South Gippsland Freeway, Eumemmerring.

The department can assure motorists that infringement notices will only be issued from this camera where an offence has occurred.

All of Victoria’s road safety cameras are subject to comprehensive routine testing as part of the department’s strict compliance regulations.   

Red-light cameras take two photographs (approximately one second apart) when a vehicle enters an intersection after the traffic lights have changed to red.

The camera takes the first image if the vehicle enters the intersection after the traffic lights have changed to red. A second image is taken, approximately one second later, to determine if the vehicle proceeded through the intersection.

An infringement notice is only issued if the second photograph shows that the vehicle proceeded through the intersection. Vehicles that do not proceed through the intersection are not issued with an infringement notice.

An intersection camera will also flash on a green light if a driver is speeding. If a driver speeds through a red light, they will be issued with two infringements.

If you are detected speeding or driving through a red light, you will most likely receive an infringement notice within four weeks. However, an infringement notice can be issued up to one year after the offence.

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