Speed enforcement on Western Australia's roads improved with digital speed cameras

Share this on social media:

Through deployment of digital speed cameras from Vitronic, 58 per cent more vehicles were detected exceeding the speed limit in Western Australia than in the previous 12 months. This is according the Western Australia police force's latest annual report, published for the year to 30 June 2011. 'This performance is attributed to the improved effectiveness of new Vitronic digital speed cameras,' the report states.

According to the report, 13.7 million vehicles were measured between July 2010 and June 2011. Of these 26.1 per cent were detected travelling in excess of the speed limit. Over the previous four years, this proportion was consistently between 16.1 per cent and 17 per cent.

The system deployed is the PoliScan Speed, a lidar-based speed enforcement system from Vitronic. The innovative laser technology allows measuring without in-road equipment such as loops or sensors. The system is capable of operating in challenging situations such as multi-lane roads with significant traffic volumes, road work zones and bends. It even operates with vehicles tailgating, travelling adjacent to other vehicles or changing lanes.

The system is in use worldwide as a mobile or a stationary solution and significantly enhances road safety in numerous European countries, the USA, Australia and the Middle East.

Recent News

29 July 2020

The Perseverance rover contains 19 cameras, including seven scientific instruments. It will analyse the climate and geology of Mars, looking for signs of past life, as well as monitoring the Martian atmosphere

02 July 2020

Norwegian seafood firm, Lerøy, has installed hyperspectral cameras on processing lines to sort fish. The system is able to measure the amount of blood in white fish, which gives a grade of quality

09 June 2020

Hyperspectral imaging is being used in a research programme at hospitals in Maryland and New York to investigate the prognostic value of skin findings associated with Covid-19 infection

27 May 2020

The composite picture of The Night Watch, made of 528 exposures stitched together digitally, makes it possible to zoom in on individual brushstrokes and even particles of pigment in the painting