Victoria’s road safety camera system consists of both fixed and mobile cameras placed at carefully chosen locations.
The types of camera are:
- fixed speed
- fixed red light (some fixed road safety cameras enforce red light offences only, while others detect both red light and speed)
- mobile phone and seatbelt detection cameras.
Road safety cameras positioned at intersections are preventing crashes and in doing so are saving lives, minimising and averting injuries.
Research by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) shows a 47% reduction in crashes on the intersection approach where a camera was installed and a 26% reduction on the other intersection approaches.
Cameras are positioned on freeways to prevent motorists from exceeding the speed limit.
Ensuring motorists obey the speed limits on our freeways is critical as crashes at higher speeds have more severe consequences, with higher rates of fatalities and serious injuries.
There are currently road safety cameras located on the following Victorian freeways:
There is 1 railway level crossing road safety camera system in Victoria at Bagshot on the Midland Highway northeast of Bendigo.
This camera system monitors both speed and red light offences for traffic travelling in both directions.