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Hills and Fleurieu roads worst for regional speeding

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Staff Reporters

14 April 2024, 8:38 PM

Hills and Fleurieu roads worst for regional speeding

The top 10 regional sites for drivers caught speeding by both fixed and mobile speed cameras has been revealed by RAA – with half of them located in the Adelaide Hills and a third on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

According to 2023 SAPOL data, the worst location in regional SA for drivers caught speeding was the fixed camera at Crafers on the South Eastern Freeway, which nabbed 7,012 motorists and cost drivers $3,985,553.

In fact, the top four regional fixed cameras were all located on the South Eastern Freeway in the Adelaide Hills – three of them point-to-point cameras.

Victor Harbor Road, from Whites Valley to Tatachilla, was the only Fleurieu location in the top ten for fixed cameras, at number seven, recording 344 offences at accost of $187,880.

Of the worst mobile camera spots in regional SA, Ironbank Road in Ironbank clocked 772 speeding drivers at a total cost of $407,036.

On the Fleurieu Battunga Road, Meadows, came in at seven; Paris Creek Road, Paris Creek, at nine; and North Terrace, Port Elliot at 10.

Again, five of the top 10 regional mobile locations were located in the Adelaide Hills, with three on the Fleurieu, prompting an RAA plea for drivers to stick to the speed limit as school holidays begin.

Charles Mountain is RAA Senior Manager Safety & Infrastructure. He says exceeding the speed limit by even a small amount increases the risk of a serious crash.

“Excessive speed is one of the fatal five causes of road trauma – and contributes to 30 per cent of fatal crashes on our roads,” he says.

“The list of regional fixed and mobile speed cameras shows thousands of drivers are either deliberately or inadvertently driving faster than the speed limit in our regions.

“Other roads in the Hills may have lower traffic volumes and it may be tempting to creep over the limit – but doing so puts other road users at risk.

“Drivers need to be aware that even small increases in speed mean you will travel a longer distance before you can react and bring your vehicle to a stop if something unexpected occurs on the road.”

Mr Mountain says approximately 70 per cent of lives lost on SA roads occurred in the state’s regions.

“We must remember to drive to the conditions and at a speed that allows us to safely respond to unexpected situations or come to a safe stop if required.

“It’s also still important to be vigilant near schools even during the holiday period as some will be offering holiday programs so children may be present, particularly during drop off and pick up times.”

Top 10 regional SA fixed speeding cameras – 2023

Location Type Offences Fines (incl. VOC Levy)

  1. South Eastern Fwy, Crafers Mid Block 7,012   $3,985,553
  2. South Eastern Fwy, Nairne to Callington Point to Point 1,239 $729,008
  3. South Eastern Fwy, Callington to Mt Barker Summit Point to Point 799 $462,301
  4. South Eastern Fwy, Nairne Point to Point 724   $414,315
  5. Port Wakefield Rd, Port Wakefield to Two Wells Point to Point 698 $417,773
  6. Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells to Port Wakefield Point to Point 620   $363,833
  7. Victor Harbor Rd, Whites Valley to Tatachilla Point to Point 344   $187,880
  8. Dukes Hwy, Coonalpyn to Ki Ki Point to Point 319   $183,714
  9. South Eastern Fwy, Callington (west) Mid Block 252   $150,222
  10. Dukes Hwy, Ki Ki to Coonalpyn Point to Point 244 $141,316

Top 10 regional SA mobile speeding camera locations – 2023

Location Speed Limit Offences Fines (incl. VOC Levy)

  1. Ironbank Rd, Ironbank 60 772 $407,036
  2. Kersbrook Rd, Kersbrook 80 678 $371,628
  3. Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun 50 602   $267,373
  4. Sutton Ave, Mount Gambier 50 588 $230,321
  5. Alexandrina Rd, Mount Barker 50 496 $208,287
  6. Haylock Rd, North Moonta 50 428   $228,912
  7. Battunga Rd, Meadows 50 426   $207,083
  8. Murray St, Nuriootpa 50 410   $176,151
  9. Paris Creek Rd, Paris Creek 80 363 $205,045
  10. North Tce, Port Elliot 50 308   $118,569

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