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Speed Safety Cameras

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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

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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.

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.