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Speed is one of the major factors contributing to accidents on Victoria's roads.
Speeding can be divided into three categories:
excessive - where speeding behaviour is quite deliberate and the driver exceeds the speed limit by a considerable degree
low level - where the driver travels at a speed marginally over the posted speed limit, typically by 5km/h (research shows the majority of motorists engage in low level speeding), and
inappropriate - travelling at a speed that is inappropriate for the conditions eg. it may be "risky" to travel at the speed limit when the road is wet.
All of these types of speeding are dangerous. Speeding reduces the time drivers have to avoid crashes, their ability to control the vehicle and lengthens stopping distances, increasing both the likelihood of crashing and the severity of the crash outcome.
The TAC has worked closely with Victoria Police to target speeding motorists by funding the purchase of speed detection equipment.
The speed camera program commenced in 1990 with the aim of reducing the number of road accidents resulting from excessive, or inappropriate speed.
When the 54 cameras were introduced, at a cost of $4.5 million, a media campaign was developed to:
- inform the public of the technology available to combat speeding;
- inform people of the cameras' role in saving lives and avoiding serious injuries; and
- encourage people to adopt a more responsible attitude towards speed.
Laser speed detectors
In November 1996, 60 Laser Speed Detectors were funded by the TAC at a cost of $500,000. They were introduced to assist Police to detect speeding on roads with moderate to heavy traffic, where radar devices were not always effective.