The South Australian Government conducted an audit of speed cameras to ensure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
The audit was undertaken by an independent road safety consultant, Martin Small Consulting, with the assistance of the Adelaide University’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research. It specifically focussed on addressing two key questions:
The audit addressed these questions by considering:
The audit evaluated 35 intersections and found up to a 21 per cent decrease in injury crashes in the five years after installation compared with the five years before installation. The audit report is available here.
The audit recommended improvements to the program to improve road safety outcomes, increase transparency of the program and enhance community understanding and acceptance of speed camera operations in South Australia. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and South Australian Police support these recommendations and will work together on their implementation.
More information on the Speed Camera Audit is available in the FAQs.
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