The majority of fixed speed and red light cameras (previously known as safety cameras) are situated at intersections in built-up areas to enforce both speed limits and compliance with red light signals.
In South Australia, almost 50% of all fatal and serious injury crashes in metropolitan areas, and 21% of those in rural areas, occur at intersections. In addition, up to 30% of all crashes occurring at signalised intersections are a consequence of red light running.
Types of cameras
- Fixed speed and red light cameras operate 24/7 and can be at intersections, between intersections (mid-block) or at pedestrian and rail crossings
- Point to point average speed cameras are a type of fixed speed camera and are used to measure the average speed of a vehicle travelling between two points on a road
- Mobile speed cameras are deployed at different locations each day
Depending on the type of speed or red light camera in use in South Australia, they can detect:
- Red light and/or speed offences
- Unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle offences
- When drivers attempt to evade point to point sites
Other types of cameras
- Safe-T-Cam cameras are on major arterial roads and detect heavy vehicle driver fatigue and all unregistered vehicles. Further information on the Safe-T-Cam network can be found here.