How are fixed speed camera sites selected?
Potential locations for fixed speed cameras are primarily identified by analysing sections of road with a history of crashes as a result of speeding, which are also difficult or unsafe to monitor by using other enforcement methods. Sites for fixed speed cameras are determined on the basis of crash history and crash potential. To be considered, the sites must have had five or more speed related crashes in the preceding five year period.
Some locations may not have the crash history but may still exhibit significant risk factors that are likely to result in crashes. Site identification based on 'crash potential' is exceptional and can ensure that new roads, in addition to existing roads, such as tunnels, may be addressed with camera enforcement to minimise the risk of crashes.
View the crash history used to select fixed camera locations fact sheet for more information.
How do they work?
Fixed speed cameras use speed detection devices based on technology such as radar and in-road sensors to measure the travelling speed of vehicles. If a vehicle is detected exceeding the posted speed limit an image of the vehicle is captured along with other evidence such as the location, time and alleged speed. If a speeding offence has occurred, an infringement notice is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Fixed speed cameras are regularly inspected and tested to ensure accuracy of speed detections, in accordance with legislative requirements. All cameras are calibrated annually and certified to validate their accuracy.