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.
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.