Average Speed Safety Cameras To Be Switched On From 6 September 2017

Average Speed Safety Cameras To Be Switched On From 6 September 2017

Western Australia Minister for Police and Road Safety Michelle Roberts

New Average Speed Safety Cameras To Be Switched On

Victor P Taffa

  • Mass media campaign warns Forrest Highway enforcement begins September 6, 2017
  • Two 27 km zones (northbound and southbound) run between Lake Clifton and Binningup

Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts have launched an education campaign informing drivers that Western Australia’s first Average Speed Safety Camera Zone (ASSCZ) begins enforcement next month.

“McGowan Government is committed to reducing road trauma on Western Australian roads, and speed is a significant factor in fatal and serious injury crashes in this State.” Minister for Police and Road Safety Michelle Roberts said.

“Average Speed Safety Camera Zone on Forrest Highway is an effective way to slow drivers down and ultimately save lives.”

From Sunday, television, digital, radio and billboard advertisements will warn Western Australian drivers that they will be penalised if caught speeding within the Forrest Highway zone from September 6, 2017.

Average Speed Safety Camera system captures the registration number and the time when a vehicle passes through the entry and exit points of the zone, then calculates the average speed which is compared to the posted speed limit.

Speeding drivers can also be detected speeding at the entry and exit points of the zone.

A 6-month test period of the technology at the Forrest Highway site found a statistically significant decrease in the mean and high-level speeds, as well as a 14 % improved compliance of the posted speed limit within the zone.