Speed Safety Cameras

Speeding greater than the limits or prevailing conditions contributes to an average of around 60 fatality crashes on Western Australian roads each year.

The simple truth about speeding is: the faster you go, the longer it takes to stop and, if you crash, the harder the impact.

Speeding increases the chances of a crash, as well as the likelihood of serious injury or death in a crash. Our research shows that speed cameras make drivers slow down, help reduce the road toll and lower the chances of having a crash.  Average Speed Safety Cameras are another tool to help save lives and make WA roads safer.

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speed zone where most fatalities occur in WA

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distance needed to stop the average family car

people died in speed related crashes in 2017

Cameras on Forrest Highway - live from 6 September 2017

The zone operates on Forrest Highway (between Mandurah & Bunbury) in both directions.

How does it work?

Let’s say a speeding driver is heading towards the Safety Camera Zone. Once the driver enters the zone, a camera will record an image of the vehicle. Another image will be taken when the vehicle exits the zone. These images measure the vehicle’s:

1) Entry speed
 If the vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit at this point, a speeding infringement may be issued;
2) Exit speed
If the vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit at this point, a speeding infringement may be issued, and;
3) Average speed between the two cameras
 If the vehicle’s average speed exceeds the posted speed limit, a speeding infringement may be issued.

If you are caught speeding in the zone, you will receive at least one infringement. However, a decision on enforcement will be made by WA Police based on the nature of the speeding offence.

Saving lives

Speeding increases the chances of a crash, as well as the likelihood of serious injury or death in a crash. Our research shows that speed cameras make drivers slow down, help reduce the road toll and lower the chances of having a crash.  Average Speed Safety Cameras are another tool to help save lives and make WA roads safer.

 

Penalties

If you are caught exceeding the speed limit in Western Australia, you will be subject to various penalties. A full list of speed offences and penalties can be found on the speeding road rules and penalties page.
 

Speed Camera Locations

The Road Safety Commission supports public access to the locations of speed cameras around Western Australia. WA Police release daily speed camera locations for the metropolitan area.