Investigation into the effects on motorist’s behaviour from electronic speed advisory signage

May 15, 2014

In my annual reports for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13, I made recommendations of VicRoads to upgrade the six electronic speed advisory signage installations on major highways to have the same level of accuracy as the fixed road safety cameras installed in Victoria, and to maintain them at this level of accuracy and reliability. If these advisory signs are not accurate or reliable, they could become a trap for motorists who rely upon them to determine the accuracy of their speedometers.

As a result of these recommendations, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services directed me to conduct an investigation into the effects on motorist’s behaviour from electronic speed advisory signage . I have now completed the investigation and you may find the report here.