THE south-west’s main speed and red-light camera system in east Warrnambool netted about $3300 a day in fines for the April to June quarter.
The camera at the intersection of Mahoneys Road and Raglan Parade generated about $1.3 million from infringements since October last year.
For the April to June quarter, 1792 infringements were recorded.
They raked in more than $332,000 in fines.
There were 3299 infringements from October to December last year and $612,000 in fines.
The camera is ranked 25 in the top 50 cameras around the state for the April to June quarter.
Across Victoria there were $67 million worth of fines issued from 345,000 infringements for the same period.
The highest ranking camera was on the Western Ring Road, Keilor East northbound at Keilor Park Drive bridge which recorded 30,300 infringements resulting in $5.6 million in fines.
The Warrnambool camera is at traffic lights on the eastern outskirts of the city and was installed in late 2009 but was inoperative until it was switched on last October.
The state government’s Cameras Save Lives website states speed and red-light cameras play an important role in reducing speeds and changing driver behaviour on Victorian roads. “They encourage people to slow down and to obey traffic signals, and drivers are less likely to speed or run a red-light after they are issued with an infringement,” the website states.
“Since cameras were introduced in the late 1980s, Victoria’s road toll has more than halved and the 2011 road toll of 287 is the lowest annual road toll since monthly records began back in 1952.”
Some drivers who are caught speeding and running a red light face the possibility of loss of licence and at least six demerit points, depending on how fast they were travelling when snapped.
Drivers caught running a red light face a $305 fine and three demerit points.