Investigation into the fixed road safety cameras at the intersection of Springvale Road and Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
April 1 2015
In 2014 an investigation was carried out into the two fixed road safety cameras installed at the intersection of Springvale Road and Lower Dandenong Road in Braeside. This investigation was prompted by complaints from motorists who had received traffic infringements detected at this intersection, and believed that either the road safety cameras or the traffic lights were malfunctioning.
After examining the independent testing, maintenance and certification reports provided by the Department of Justice, the investigation found the two fixed road safety cameras at the intersection of Springvale Road and Lower Dandenong Road in Braeside were operating accurately and reliably during the 874 day period between 3 March 2012 and 9 August 2014.
The investigation found that primary reason for the infringements was driver impatience upon seeing the yellow arrow. Instead of stopping if safe to do so, some motorists treated the yellow arrow as an extension of the green, and were ultimately detected entering the intersection against the red arrow.