Each offence captured by a road safety camera is scrutinised thoroughly before a speeding fine is issued.
At the point of detection by a fixed road safety camera of an offence, a vehicle’s speed is captured twice using 2 independent units (this is called ‘secondary speed verification’).
The data captured by the fixed road safety camera is then reviewed by qualified independent officers. Two officers must agree that an offence has occurred for the matter to proceed.
The process for a speeding fine to be issued is detailed below.
The speeding fine process
Step 1. Accurate cameras
Fixed road safety cameras are subject to regular, rigorous testing, certification and maintenance.
Mobile cameras are operated by trained staff who ensure camera accuracy before commencing enforcement.
Step 2. Speeding vehicle
A vehicle exceeds the speed limit and the road safety camera captures an image and relevant data (including date and time, location and speed). Visit the evidence page for more information on what data is captured by road safety cameras.
Step 3. Secondary speed verification
Fixed road safety cameras detect and record a vehicle’s speed twice using 2 independent units. The speeds detected of the offending vehicle are compared and must match for an offence to progress to the next stage of verification.
Step 4. Independent review
Two qualified officers conduct independent reviews and must agree an offence has been committed.
Step 5. Victoria Police review and endorsement
The assessment is then provided to Victoria Police.
Step 6. A fine is issued
An infringement notice (fine) is only issued if Victoria Police is satisfied an offence has occurred.