Camera information

Types of cameras

Fixed and mobile speed safety cameras are used in conjunction with a digital back-office software application to process evidence gathered by the cameras. Images are evaluated and matched to the vehicle owner in order to issue a notice to the owner of the offending vehicle.

Fixed cameras

Fixed Safety Cameras

Location: Forrest Highway (between Mandurah and Bunbury) in both directions.

For more information about Average Speed Safety Cameras, please visit the Road Safety Commission website.

Red-light/speed cameras - how they work

The red-light/speed safety cameras are located at traffic light-controlled intersections and photograph motorists who;

  • disregard red traffic lights and

  • speed through the intersection at any phase of the lights.

The cameras capture data including date, time, location, offence and lane.

Red-light incidents are triggered when a vehicle is detected moving over the sensor or wired detection of light phases. Once the light phase has changed to red, the video is used to confirm the vehicle continued through the intersection.

Speed is detected using in-road sensors and or tracking radar. 

  • Road sensors are at a fixed distance apart and measure the time it takes a vehicle to travel between each sensor. 

  • The tracking radar method, compares the data from both the radar sensors after an incident is recorded.

If the data shows that a vehicle's speed is greater than the posted speed limit, a photograph and video of the vehicle is captured. The captured images and video are sent electronically to the infringement processing system within minutes of the incident occurring.

Fixed Site (and Mobile) Speed Safety Cameras

Fixed site (and mobile) speed safety cameras use laser technology to track and detect vehicle speed. They can be operated on a tripod in a vehicle or trailer or in a road-side cabinet.

They are able to track several vehicles across multiple lanes simultaneously. 

Where vehicles are identified exceeding the speed limit, a picture is taken and the speed data is recorded.


Mobile cameras

Laser Based Speed Detection 

The laser based digital cameras photograph the driver, vehicle and registration plate. It is the latest technology in traffic enforcement.

The laser-based speed camera system can monitor up to six (6) lanes of traffic simultaneously. All speeding vehicles traveling adjacent to each other can be tracked and captured.

The cameras are capable of capturing speeding vehicles in either approaching and / or receding mode.

The speed cameras can be deployed from the rear of a vehicle to enhance the safety of the operator and the equipment.

During the deployment of the camera the operator reviews and monitors the device. All camera operators are in constant communication with the Police Operations Centre and the sites are also regularly attended by police officers

Handheld Speed Measurement Device

The handheld speed device captures the speed of an offending vehicle, returning an accurate speed reading.

Police Officers will stop the driver and issue a Traffic Infringement Notice.

The officer using the handheld speed device is responsible for testing the unit prior to and after an operation to ensure the device is operating correctly. The device is calibrated annually.