There are a 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 table below displays crash data over five years from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2016 for the 14 locations that enforce a 40km/h limit with a fixed road safety camera.

Location

Serious injury

Casualty crashes

Flinders St and William St, Melbourne

18

20

Exhibition St and Victoria St, Melbourne

2

12

Fitzroy St and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda

3

12

Barkly St and Carlisle St, St Kilda

4

12

Duke St and Ballarat Rd, Braybrook

2

10

Punt Rd and Toorak Rd, South Yarra

5

15

Punt Rd and High St, Prahran

5

15

Whitehorse Rd and Surrey Rd, Blackburn

1

6

Warrigal Rd and Batesford Rd, Chadstone

4

14

Glenferrie Rd and Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

2

7

Johnston St and Wellington St, Collingwood

1

5

Prospect Hill Rd and Burke Rd, Camberwell

0

1

North Rd and Clayton Rd, Oakleigh East

4

17

Francis St and Wembley Ave, Yarraville

1

2

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