Intelligence led delivery of additional mobile speed camera enforcement hours in Victoria.
Keywords: Speed Cameras
Submission Date: 2010
In November 2008 the Victorian Government announced that the Victorian Mobile Speed Camera program would receive an extra 3000 hours per month for enforcement, to be fully implemented by the end of 2009. This would bring the total available mobile speed camera enforcement hours to 9300 hours per month. 2000 of these hours were allocated to local Traffic Management Units with a focus on the top ten Police Service Areas (PSAs) represented in road trauma statistics. The further 1000 hours are allocated centrally from the Traffic Camera Division through tasking to Mobile Special Operations (MSO) and used to proactively focus on areas of ongoing concern. (eg: holiday periods, areas of recent fatalities, areas of high road trauma, significant events like the Phillip Island Motorcycle Grand Prix). The rostering of the MSO is coordinated by the Information Management Unit at the Traffic Camera Division.
The MSO component of the Mobile Speed Camera roster commenced with 500 hours in October 2009 and came to full capacity with 1000 hours in November 2009. The MSO consists of a mobile force of 11 Digital Mobile Speed Camera vehicles and targeted deployment remains intelligence led to focus on emerging areas of high road trauma and known special events that have a history of associated road trauma.
This intelligence focus is informed through consultation with local TMUs, road trauma statistics and consideration of calendar events both within Victoria and across state borders with South Australia and New South Wales.