In 2018, 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 from the University of Adelaide, Centre for Automotive Safety Research.
The Audit specifically focused on addressing two key questions:
The audit addressed these questions by considering:
The audit also considered the evaluation of 35 intersections where a fixed camera had been installed, which found up to a 21% decrease in injury crashes in the five years after installation.
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 Infrastructure and Transport 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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