7. Increase deployment of point-to-point and mobile cameras to achieve safe travel on Australia's road network

Responsibility

States and territories

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Why

Speeding increases both crash risk and severity. Point-to-point (average speed) cameras influence speed choices over long lengths of road. With speeding detected over a greater distance, they demonstrate intentional behaviour rather than a possible short lapse of concentration. Mobile speed cameras can allow for more unpredictable enforcement, contributing to greater overall compliance over the network.

Outcomes by 2020

Multiple point-to-point camera systems in all jurisdictions, and increased use of mobile speed cameras, resulting in greater compliance with speed limits.

Implementation

  • Implement point-to-point (average speed) safety cameras across high risk, high traffic volume parts of the national highway system including heavy vehicle routes.
  • Increase targeted deployment of mobile speed cameras across the network to improve compliance with speed limits and reduce crash risk.