Speed cameras
lead to
safer roads

Speed cameras are proven to encourage safe driving behaviour.
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reduction in injury crashes at intersections where a fixed camera was installed.

Why speed cameras

Why have a speed and red light camera program

Speed and red light cameras (previously known as safety cameras) are there to save lives.

We have a speed camera program because research shows that travel speed affects both the risk of a crash occurring and the severity of injuries that may occur.

For example, if you travel 10 km/h over the speed limit in a 60 km/h speed zone, you are approximately four times more likely to be involved in a casualty crash - which is a similar risk to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of around 0.10 g/100ml, twice the legal limit.

Why have a speed camera program Statistics Setting a speed limit
How cameras work

How cameras work

Speed and red light cameras

Speed and red light cameras operate in South Australia to discourage speeding and red light running.

Fixed speed and red light cameras use a sensor in each road lane to detect vehicles passing the camera and to measure travel speeds. Mobile cameras use radar to detect each vehicle’s travel speed.

If a vehicle is detected exceeding the speed limit or running a red light, the camera and flash are activated to take a photo and a fine is issued.

The key types of cameras include:

  • Fixed speed and red light cameras
  • Average (point to point) speed cameras
  • Mobile speed cameras
Point to point average speed cameras
If exceeding the speed limit when passing the first or second camera, or your average speed is over the speed limit a fine will be issued.
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Camera locations
Location Fines and penalties

Fines and penalties

If you are caught exceeding the speed limit, you'll have to pay the expiation fee or go to court and you'll incur demerit points. If you accumulate too many demerit points, you will lose your licence.

Use our interactive table below to learn more about the fines and penalties associated with speeding:

Speeding over the speed limit and being captured by a speed camera could mean:

PLUS a 6 month loss of licence. Police may also wheel clamp or impound an offender’s vehicle.

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Where the money goes

Where the money goes

Apart from the Victims of Crime Levy, all funds collected through fines from speed and red light cameras are returned to road safety through the Community Road Safety Fund, which helps pay for a wide range of key road safety initiatives including education, engineering improvements and targeting enforcement programs where it is needed most to improve road safety for all road users.

Video - Variable Speed Limit Signs Video - Way2Go Partnership in Kadina Video - Kids riding bikes Safely
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Blair Park Drive – Yorketown Road intersection
Installing a roundabout improved safety at this junction.
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Anzac Highway – Brighton Road intersection
Adding another right turn lane improved efficiency and safety.
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Hillier Road – Main South Road intersection
Realigning the junction to a right angle improves sight lines and safety.
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Gorge Road, Paracombe
Installing flexible curtain and semi-flexible steel rail barriers improved safety for motorbike riders.
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Victor Harbor Road, Willunga Hill
Median wire barriers installed to improve safety.
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Source: University of Adelaide, Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) report