There are 14 fixed road safety cameras across the state that enforce in 40 km/h zones. In addition to these cameras, mobile cameras continue to enforce speed in 40km/h zones.

The 40km/h zones are located in places with a high concentration of pedestrians (near schools and shopping strips) and also where road work is being undertaken.

Research[1] has shown that a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle travelling at 40km/h has a much higher chance of survival than if the vehicle was travelling at 60km/h.

The road safety cameras provide a significant deterrent and the number of people caught speeding or running red lights in these zones has decreased since the cameras were introduced in 2014.

The map below displays the location of all fixed road safety cameras that enforce in 40km/h zones. In addition to these cameras, mobile cameras continue to enforce speed in 40km/h zones.

The table below displays crash data over five years from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2017 for the 14 locations that enforce a 40km/h limit with a fixed road safety camera.

Location

Serious injury

Casualty crashes

Flinders Street and William Street, Melbourne

14

20

Exhibition Street and Victoria Street, Melbourne

5

12

Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda

4

12

Barkly Street and Carlisle Street, St Kilda

3

12

Duke Street and Ballarat Road, Braybrook

1

9

Punt Road and Toorak Road, South Yarra

5

16

Punt Road and High Street, Prahran

4

13

Whitehorse Road and Surrey Road, Blackburn

0

4

Warrigal Road and Batesford Road, Chadstone

2

12

Glenferrie Road and Burwood Road, Hawthorn

2

7

North Road and Clayton Road, Oakleigh East

3

17

Francis Street and Wembley Avenue, Yarraville

0

1

Barkers Road and Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

0 8

King Street and La Trobe Street, West Melbourne

8 16

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.

 


[1] Accident Analysis and Prevention 41 (2009) Pedestrian fatality risk as a function of car impact speed, Erik Rosén, Ulrich Sander