There are 16 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 2013 to 30 June 2018 for the 16 locations that enforce a 40km/h limit with a fixed road safety camera.

Location

Serious injury

Casualty crashes

Duke Street and Ballarat Road, Braybrook

0

10

Glenferrie Road and Burwood Road, Hawthorn

2

6

Flinders Street and William Street, Melbourne

7

21

Nicholson Street and Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

1

4

Nicholson Street and Albert Street, East Melbourne

0

6

Whitehorse Road and Surrey Road, Blackburn

0

5

Exhibition Street and Victoria Street, Melbourne

3

13

King Street and La Trobe Street, Melbourne

2

16

Punt Road and High Street, Prahran

4

15

Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, St Kilda

4

12

Barkly Street and Carlisle Street, St Kilda

3

12

Warrigal Road and Batesford Road, Chadstone

1

11

Punt Road and Toorak Road, South Yarra

3 15

North Road and Clayton Road, Oakleigh East

3 18
Barkers Road and Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 0 10
Francis Street and Wembley Avenue, Yarraville 0 1

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