Speed camera audit

What we’ll do

A Marshall Liberal Government will conduct an audit of speed cameras to make sure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.

The audit will consider two questions:

  1. Are speed cameras located in areas identified as having the greatest road safety risk
  2. Have speed cameras reduced speeding and the number and severity of road crashes in the locations in which they have been placed?

The outcomes of the audit will be disclosed publicly.

Why we’re doing it

The RAA has repeatedly highlighted instances where speed camera use is questionable and not achieving the road safety outcomes desired.

Over the past 10 years, the cost of speeding fines has risen by more than 100%, increasing total annual revenue from fines and penalties to over $141 million.

We do not dispute the use of cameras to deter speeding and encourage safer use of our roads but South Australians need assurance that speed cameras aren’t being used as a cash cow for the government and are solely dedicated to locations where their use will reduce the number of accidents on our roads.

That’s why we will undertake an audit to ensure speed cameras are improving road safety.