Saving Lives Together

Average Speed Safety Camera Zone

Campaign overview

On 6 September 2017, Western Australia introduced Average-speed Safety Cameras; the 1st location on Forrest Highway (between Mandurah & Bunbury) in both directions. In the lead-up to the introduction of this legislation, the Road Safety Commission ran a community education campaign.

Average-speed Safety Cameras use number plate recognition to determine the time taken by a vehicle to pass through two or more fixed points to calculate its average speed travelled between the points. It determines whether the vehicle exceeded the posted speed limit within that journey.

Campaign objectives

Talking to both the general population, as well as recidivist high-range speeders, this campaign’s communication aims:
  • When law comes into effect.
  • Government committed to making WA roads safer .
  • Average-speed Safety Cameras create a safer road environment.


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.