Speeding infringements fall in Victoria

Fewer speeding fines were issued in Victoria in first three months compared with same period last year

July 1, 2013

Fewer speeding fines were issued in Victoria for the first quarter
this year compared with the same period
last year, according to new road safety camera data.

Some 328,000 motorists were caught speeding between January and March, 37,000 fewer than the last
corresponding quarter.

"Since road safety cameras were introduced in the 1990s as a major part of Victoria’s road safety regime, the road toll has halved to a record low last year of 282," Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells says.

"What is disappointing however is that there are some areas where people still don’t get the picture that cameras save lives."

The Western Ring Road in Keilor East has recorded most infringement notices, followed by the Burnley Tunnel and the Cemetery Road West and Royal Parade intersection in Parkville.

"Road safety cameras are an integral part in reaching the aims of the Coalition Government’s 10-year Road Safety Strategy of reducing the number of people who die or are seriously injured on our roads, by 30 percent," Wells says.

"Despite what some will say, road safety cameras do save lives and all money paid in fines goes to road safety initiatives through the Better Roads Victoria Trust Account."

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