Victoria’s road safety cameras are an integral part of the State’s strategy to reduce road trauma. They are designed to help create safer drivers, safer speeds and safer roads. While road safety cameras have operated for decades in Victoria, it is important to understand the community concerns, perceptions and knowledge of the role cameras play.
EY Sweeney were engaged in 2017 by the then Road Safety Camera Commissioner, Mr John Voyage, to conduct the benchmark survey to understand community perceptions about road safety, Victoria’s road safety camera system and the Office of the Road Safety Camera Commissioner. The key findings of that survey were published on the RSCC website on 6 September 2017 and discussed in the Annual Report of FY2016-17.
EY Sweeney were re-engaged in June 2020 to conduct the Wave 2 survey. The majority of questions from the benchmark survey were retained to establish trend data. New questions seeking community attitudes to distracted driving enforcement, point-to-point cameras, community observations of driving behaviours during COVID-19 lockdowns and views of people who drive for a living were included.