About speed and red light cameras

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

How cameras improve safety