Old sites just rehashed, again.
INTERSECTIONS AT WHICH DIGITAL RED LIGHT / SPEED CAMERAS WILL BE INSTALLED
Eight intersections have been selected for the installation of digital speed and red light road safety cameras as part of the ongoing management of the camera system to ensure the best road safety outcomes for Victorians into the future.
New Dual Red/Speed digital camera installations
- Huntingdale Princes Hwy & Huntingdale Rd (My new local)
- Melbourne St Kilda Rd & Kings Way
- Prahran Punt Rd & Commercial Rd
- Rowville Stud Rd & Wellington Rd (Old site already upgraded)
- Shepparton Goulburn Valley Hwy (Wyndham St) & Midland Hwy
- Somerton Hume Hwy & Somerton Rd
- St. Kilda St. Kilda Rd & Fitzroy St
- Windsor Dandenong Rd (Princes Hwy) & Chapel St
53 New Digital Camera Locations.
INTERSECTIONS AT WHICH DIGITAL RED LIGHT / SPEED CAMERAS WILL BE INSTALLED
Existing wet-film cameras (upgrade to digital) – funded in 2009-10 budget.
SUBURB / TOWN – LOCATION
1 Ashwood Huntingdale Rd & High Street Rd
2 Bayswater Bayswater Rd & Mountain Hwy
3 Bayswater Nth Dorset Rd & Canterbury Rd
4 Bendigo Calder Hwy & McIvor Hwy
5 Burwood Highbury Rd & Huntingdale Rd
6 Camberwell Camberwell Rd & Seymour Gr
7 Campbellfield Hume Hwy & Camp Rd
8 Collingwood Alexandra Pde & Brunswick St
9 Corio Princes Hwy & Sparks Rd
10 Dandenong Princes Hwy & Gladstone Rd
11 Dandenong Stud Rd & Heatherton Rd
12 Glen Waverley Waverley Rd & Blackburn Rd
13 Hallam Princes Hwy & Sth Gippsland Fwy
14 Highett Nepean Hwy & Highett Rd
15 Maidstone Ballarat Rd & Ashley St
16 Mulgrave Wellington Rd & Springvale Rd
17 Northcote St Georges Rd & Normanby Ave
18 Parkville Royal Pd & College Cres
19 Preston Bell St & Gilbert Rd
20 South Yarra Punt Rd & Toorak Rd
21 Wantirna Stud Rd & Burwood Hwy
22 Waurn Ponds Princes Hwy & Pioneer Rd
New digital camera installations – funded in 2009-10 budget.
23 Ballarat Sturt St and Gillies St
24 Carrum Downs Dandenong-Frankston Rd & Hall Rd
25 Chadstone Dandenong Rd & Warrigal Rd
26 Coburg North Sydney Rd & Gaffney St
27 Coolaroo Pascoe Vale Rd & Reservoir Dr
28 Cranbourne South Gippsland Hwy & Thompsons Rd
29 Doncaster Doncaster Rd & Tram Rd
30 Doveton Monash Fwy & Heatherton Rd
31 East Melb Hoddle St & Wellington Pde
32 Frankston Nepean Hwy & Davey St
33 Frankston Dandenong – Frankston Rd & Skye Rd
34 Hallam Princes Hwy & Fitzgerald Rd
35 Hampton Park Hallam Rd & Coral Drv
36 Kew Kew Junction
37 Kilsyth Canterbury Rd & Colchester Rd
38 Lynbrook South Gipps Hwy & Lynbrook Blvd
39 Melbourne Batman Ave & Swan St
40 Melbourne Victoria St & Exhibition St
41 Mildura 15th St and San Mateo Ave
42 Mornington Nepean Hwy & Bungower Rd
43 Mornington Nepean Hwy & Mornington/Tyabb Rd
44 Noble Park Princes Hwy & Chandler Rd
45 North Carlton Princes St & Nicholson St
46 Oakleigh Sth Centre Rd & Huntingdale Rd
47 Reservoir High St & Mahoneys Rd
48 Sale York St and MacArthur St
49 Sth Melbourne City Rd & Montague St
50 Taylors Lakes Melton Hwy & Kings Rd
51 Vermont South Springvale Rd & Burwood Rd
52 Warrnambool Raglan Pde and Mahoneys Rd
53 Wodonga Hume Hwy and Lincoln Causeway
Date: 10/07/2009 Department of Justice, Victoria (Just rehashed)
And the Spin
Camera Upgrade – How and Why
Digital speed and red light road safety camera upgrade and additional mobile speed camera operations.
12 July 2009
On 18 November 2008, new measures were announced by the Government as part of the ongoing fight to reduce speed and cut the road toll. These measures included increasing the effectiveness of the current mobile road safety camera program through additional operating hours and better location targeting at high-risk crash sites. Further, an accelerated program of upgrading technology to digital speed and red light cameras was announced.
As part of the recent 2009/10 Budget, the Government announced a funding package to support these measures and help achieve the Arrive Alive 2008-2017 goal of a 30 percent reduction in deaths on Victorian roads.
Part of this package is work on 53 intersections to install digital speed and red light road safety cameras. Installation is likely to commence in August with the first cameras estimated to become operable issuing infringements in late 2009.
The Government also announced an increase of 3,000 hours of operation for mobile road safety cameras. As part of this increase, Victoria Police have announced that 1,000 hours will be dedicated to specialist operations to tackle known hotspots, particularly in rural and regional Victoria, or specific high risk periods.
Drivers will start to notice the installation and testing of new intersection cameras shortly and an increase in mobile cameras monitoring the speed of more drivers. For Victoria Police, this upgrade means a better statewide ability to detect offending on our roads.
Victorians can be sure that those who put others at risk by speeding or running red lights and are more likely than ever before to be caught.
How intersection camera sites were chosen
All 53 sites chosen for the installation of a digital speed and red light camera funded from the 2009/10 Budget were approved by the Camera Site Section Committee which is comprised of representation from Victoria Police and the Department of Justice. The Committee also draws on the road safety expertise and resources of the Transport Accident Commission and VicRoads.
A detailed analysis of road safety issues across the State supported the Committee’s decision.
The Committee worked with the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) to obtain detailed data on individual intersections. This assisted with determining at which intersections cameras should be installed, which direction cameras should face and whether multiple cameras are required at a particular site to address crash risks.
The statewide road safety analysis included the following:
- a detailed analysis of trauma history at particular sites (including analysis from MUARC)
- the need to achieve a reduction in speeds across the State by having a geographical spread of cameras (so cameras are not situated too close together) resulting in a greater coverage of road safety offending.
- an analysis of technical suitability of individual sites
- a consideration of intelligence received from members of the public, Victoria Police, local councils and VicRoads on local road safety hotspots – particularly in rural and regional Victoria
- consultation with VicRoads on any future road works planned for particular sites
- emerging road safety issues, for example, where population is increasing in an area and road safety cameras can operate to prevent intersections from becoming dangerous.
Speed management and Victoria Police
Victoria Police enforce speed limits in a number of ways:
- by fixed intersection and freeway road safety cameras (these locations are publicly known and published on the Department of Justice’s “Cameras Cut Crashes” website)
- by mobile cameras (these locations are not publicly known, but possible locations are published on a monthly basis on the Department of Justice’s “Cameras Cut Crashes” website)
- technology used by individual police like Moving Mode Radar which can detect speeding vehicles from a moving car.
The different methods of speed enforcement mean that particular locations can be targeted where there is a known or emerging risk of road crashes.
However, together these methods combine to mean that Victorians can be caught when speeding anywhere, anytime.
This certainty of detection is one of the strongest benefits of having a speed management program which uses cameras.
Cameras do not replace direct policing, rather they complement it. Cameras provide continuous coverage at a large number of sites across Victoria. Realistically police would never be able to provide this level of enforcement unassisted.
Also, by detecting easily measured offences, such as speed and red light running, cameras allow police more time to prosecute those offences which require more subjective assessments such as dangerous and impaired driving.
CAMERAS TARGET SPEEDING DRIVERS TO REDUCE ROAD TOLL
Friday, 10 July 2009
Police will target speeding drivers in local hot spots and at major events as the state’s road safety camera network expands to reduce deaths and injuries on Victorian roads.
Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas said Victoria has one of the best road safety records in the country due to a broad package of speed enforcement measures that included fixed and mobile road safety cameras.
Works are planned to begin on Monday to install digital speed and red light cameras at 53 intersections across Victoria, including six in rural areas.
“The Brumby Labor Government is taking action to reduce the road toll and providing important safety benefits for our communities while improving Victoria’s road network,” Mr Pallas said.
“We are committed to road safety, setting an ambitious goal to cut the road toll and reduce serious injuries by 30 per cent by 2017 as part of the arrive alive strategy.
“Under the strategy we have seen tougher enforcement, strong public education campaigns, a new Graduated Licensing System for young drivers and additional road infrastructure that has contributed to reduce the impact of road trauma on the Victorian community.
“The increased use of road safety cameras will provide continuous coverage at a large number of sites across the state. Victorians can be sure that people who put others at risk by speeding or running red lights will be caught.
“This is yet another way we are supporting Victoria Police in the fight against the road toll and to help enforce our road rules. We would be happy to receive no revenue from speed cameras if it meant motorists were no longer speeding and putting lives at risk.”
Twenty-two existing wet film camera sites will be upgraded with digital technology during the works. The remaining 31 sites will have cameras installed for the first time.
The roll out also includes a 3000 hour boost to mobile speed camera hours, with Victoria Police announcing 1000 of these hours will be dedicated to specialist operations to tackle known hotspots, particularly in rural and regional Victoria, or specific high-risk periods.
Deputy Commissioner for Road Policing Ken Lay said drivers who obeyed the speed limit had nothing to worry about.
“Those people who run red lights and exceed speed limits deserve to be caught and fined. Road safety cameras play a vital role in driving down our road toll,” Mr Lay said.
The network upgrade and expansion was announced last November with the fixed camera sites selected on research from the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) as well as local intelligence from police, councils and members of the public.
For full list of fixed camera locations log onto: www.justice.vic.gov.au/camerascutcrashes blah blah blah