As the Easter holiday period begins, the WA Government is rolling out new mobile point to point cameras across the state, following a successful six month trial of the technology.
Cameras will be set-up in pairs at various locations on the state’s road network to determine if the average speed of a driver between two locations exceeds the limit.
The cameras are also capable of detecting mobile phone use and seatbelt offences.
During the six month trial, 8 million vehicles were monitored in 94 locations across WA. There were around 42,000 drivers that were detected committing speeding offences, and 66,000 drivers were detected on their phones – although penalties were not issued during the trial period.
The new cameras are an initiative funded with $11.2 million from the WA Road Trauma Trust Account. 100 per cent of money generated by automated traffic enforcement fines in WA is placed into this account, which is then spent on initiatives and resources to increase road safety.