10 January 2022

New point-to-point test cameras along the Calder Freeway are being installed as part of an innovative trial to help reduce death and road injury on roads in Victoria.

In a first for Victoria, the new point to point (P2P) cameras won’t be fining speeding drivers, but will be used to trial new road safety camera technology.

It's part of the Victorian Government's $49.4 commitment to boost road safety across the state by introducing new fixed road safety cameras at dangerous intersections and two point-to-point highway camera systems.

Work is currently underway to install the test P2P cameras, which will be located at either end of approximately 28-kilometre stretch, along both the northbound and southbound sections of the Calder Freeway.

Over the next two years, the new camera technology will be put to the test by detecting speeding motorists however drivers will not receive an infringement notice.

While testing is in progress, roadside signage will be installed to ensure all drivers are aware of the P2P camera trial which is simply in testing phase only.

The trial will provide road safety camera developers real-time information about the new cameras capabilities to better inform future implementation of the technology on Victorian roads.

Road safety cameras are one of the most effective ways to get motorists to slow down and save lives. Research by the Monash University Accident Research Centre shows the effectiveness of mobile P2P cameras to reduce road deaths and serious injuries. 

For more information on point-to-point cameras please visit Point to point cameras (External link).