Point-to-point speed cameras
Since 21 December 2011 a point-to-point speed camera system has been operating on the Bruce Highway between Johnston Road, Glass House Mountains and Caloundra Road, Landsborough. Prior to this, the system had been operating as two standalone fixed speed cameras since 2 August 2011.
What is a point-to-point speed camera system?
A point-to-point (or average) speed camera system uses a number of cameras over a length of road to measure a vehicle’s average speed. The system uses the time it takes for a vehicle to travel between the two points to calculate the average speed of the vehicle:
Speed = Distance ÷ Time
Where is the point-to-point speed camera system located?
View the fixed camera locations page for more information.
How are point-to-point speed camera sites selected?
Point-to-point speed camera locations are selected by analysing lengths of road with a history of crashes (or the potential for crashes) as a result of speeding. Road lengths generally include high volume roads such as freeways where there are limited entries and exits.
Potential locations for a point-to-point system are ranked in priority from highest to lowest in terms of the number of crashes and their severity. Some higher ranked sites may not be suitable for a point-to-point system due to road works in the area, future road upgrades or a camera already exists. Locations are selected using the most current crash data available at the time of selection.
View the crash history used to select fixed camera locations fact sheet for more information.
How do they work?
Point-to-point speed camera systems use a number of cameras mounted at staged intervals along a particular road. Point-to-point camera systems, like other fixed speed cameras monitor traffic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Point-to-point speed camera systems apply a mathematical calculation based on the time it takes for a vehicle to travel from one camera to the next and the distance between the cameras. The point-to-point camera system determines the average speed between the two points and compares this speed to the speed limit of the road to establish if an offence has occurred.
Point-to-point speed cameras will be 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.
What happens if my vehicle is photographed?
Visit the Queensland Police Service website for more information.