Report – investigation into the road safety camera systems along Peninsula Link
May 5 2017
In October 2016 the Victorian Minister for Police, the Honourable Lisa Neville MP, requested an investigation into the integrity, accuracy and efficiency of the road safety camera system on Peninsula Link.
The Minister’s request came after members of the public raised concerns about the system. A group of drivers had noticed that they had received fines for the same speed, 108km/h. Many asserted that they had set their vehicle’s cruise control and so the detected speed reading was an error.
The five-month investigation covers six sites of instantaneous camera systems and four zones of point-to point-systems.
The investigation found no errors in any of the aspects of the road safety camera systems along Peninsula Link.
The report concludes in part, that drivers are either consciously or unconsciously, slowing at each of the cameras until passing the camera and then speeding up after passing the camera, resulting in readings of higher point-to-point speed than instantaneous speed. There is a a tendency among some drivers to slow down at cameras and then speed up after passing the camera.
This report concludes that Victorian drivers misunderstand the way that the point-to-point road safety camera system operates on Peninsula link.