Michelle Lensink

Speed Cameras

A question put forward to the Hon. P. HOLLOWAY regarding speed camera numbers.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK:

1. Can the Minister for Police advise how many times a speed camera device was operated at Victor Harbor Rod, Mount Compass in:

(a) 2002;

(b) 2003; and

(c) 2004?

2. At what hours was it operating?

3 (a) Were there any road works operating in that location at these times; and

(b) What were the speed limits?

4. What was the total value of expiation fees issued at this location in:

(a) 2002;

(b) 2003; and

(c) 2004?

5. Can the Minister provide details as to what road safety risks are associated with this location?

The Hon. P. HOLLOWAY: The Minister for Police has provided the following information:

The Commissioner of Police has advised:

1. That a speed camera device was operated at Victor Harbor Road, Mount Compass

(a) 8 times in 2002

(b) 67 times in 2003, and

(b) 23 times in 2004

2. Speed cameras were operating at Victor Harbor Road, Mount Compass during the following times:

01/01/2002—7.15 to 12.15

30/03/2002—7.10 to 12.25

04/05/2002—7.40 to 12.25

26/10/2002—7.00 to 12.00

21/11/2002—10.10 to 15.15

22/11/2002—6.50 to 14.35

24/11/2002—7.10 to 11.10

20/12/2002—8.30 to 14.00

31/12/2002—10.45 to 00.45

01/08/2003—7.30 to 12.30

01/08/2003—15.45 to 20.45

02/08/2003—7.05 to 12.30

02/08/2003—15.30 to 20.30

03/08/2003—7.45 to 12.30

03/08/2003—15.30 to 20.30

04/08/2003—9.30 to 13.30

05/08/2003—7.35 to 9.35

05/08/2003—12.30 to 15.00

06/08/2003—8.30 to 15.00

06/08/2003—10.50 to 14.05

07/08/2003—7.00 to 9.30

08/08/2003—7.30 to 10.30

08/08/2003—17.30 to 23.00

09/08/2003—7.15 to 9.45

09/08/2003—17.15 to 22.45

09/08/2003—17.20 to 22.55

10/08/2003—7.10 to 10.10

10/08/2003—7.35 to 10.35

10/08/2003—17.10 to 22.45

11/08/2003—8.30 to 13.30

13/08/2003—7.30 to 14.00

14/08/2003—7.30 to 14.00

15/08/2003—7.30 to 14.00

15/08/2003—16.30 to 19.00

15/08/2003—19.00 to 22.00

16/08/2003—18.00 to 22.00

17/08/2003—7.30 to 12.30

17/08/2003—15.10 to 20.35

18/08/2003—8.20 to 13.15

19/08/2003—8.10 to 13.20

20/08/2003—8.05 to 13.20

21/08/2003—8.05 to 13.20

22/08/2003—8.15 to 13.20

22/08/2003—17.45 to 22.00

23/08/2003—8.00 to 13.20

23/08/2003—17.10 to 22.10

24/08/2003—9.00 to 13.30

24/08/2003—17.40 to 22.30

25/08/2003—7.15 to 12.45

26/08/2003—8.30 to 13.45

27/08/2003—7.45 to 12.30

29/08/2003—15.15 to 18.15

29/08/2003—18.30 to 20.50

30/08/2003—15.15 to 18.25

30/08/2003—18.45 to 20.45

31/08/2003—15.10 to 20.45

26/09/2003—7.40 to 12.15

26/09/2003—9.10 to 12.15

26/09/2003—16.00 to 20.45

27/09/2003—7.15 to 12.15

27/09/2003—15.15 to 18.30

19/11/2003—16.20 to 21.45

20/11/2003—16.40 to 21.40

21/11/2003—16.35 to 21.40

24/11/2003—16.35 to 21.35

19/01/2004—9.30 to 14.15

03/03/2004—9.15 to 12.15

16/03/2004—9.30 to 11.40

16/03/2004—11.55 to 14.45

26/06/2004—16.30 to 21.30

12/07/2004—8.25 to 12.40

12/07/2004—9.00 to 13.10

16/07/2004—8.40 to 12.40

17/07/2004—8.23 to 12.30

20/07/2004—17.15 to 21.45

25/07/2004—15.15 to 19.45

25/07/2004—15.40 to 20.00

28/09/2004—10.31 to 12.31

28/09/2004—15.01 to 16.31

30/09/2004—11.52 to 14.52

01/10/2004—6.55 to 10.00

01/10/2004—14.04 to 16.11

03/10/2004—6.48 to 10.20

16/10/2004—7.11 to 10.31

30/10/2004—7.40 to 11.40

18/11/2004—8.10 to 13.10

18/11/2004—18.15 to 22.20

23/11/2004—9.40 to 14.30

27/11/2004—8.35 to 13.35

3. (a) There were no roadworks where the speed camera was operating.

(b) The speed camera was setup in a 60 km/h limit on 10 occasions and the remainder of the locations were 80 and 100 km/h zones.

4. The total value of Expiation Fees (including the Victims of Crime Levy) for Victor Harbor Road, Mount Compass is as follows

YEAR                      EXPIATION FEES

2002                        $31,998

2003                        $59,437

2004                        $10,891

TOTAL                    $102,326

5. Speed cameras are deployed as part of the strategy to reduce excessive speed and to establish a firm base for long-term change in driver attitude to speeding. Achieving these aims will lead to a reduction in the general level of speed, with a corresponding reduction in the number and severity of road crashes. The deployment of speed cameras is based on an intelligence assessment of locations which have a road safety risk' or locations which contribute to a road safety risk' at another location.

In assessing the road safety risk' for a location the following factors are considered:

whether the location has a crash history;

whether the location contributes to crashes in other locations;

whether the location has been identified by SAPOL Road Safety Audits as having a road safety risk;

where intelligence reports provide information of dangerous driving practices associated with speeding, especially speed dangerous;

whether the physical conditions of a location creates a road safety risk.

Speed cameras are then allocated a location where they will best reduce the risk of crashes.

There were 60 casualty crashes, including 14 fatalities, on the Victor Harbor Road from 2002 to 2004 and this would have contributed to the road being considered a road safety risk'.

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