Unfortunately, fixed speed cameras are not sign posted in Vic. The Ring Rd has variable speed limits, so keep a close eye on the limit for the section your in. Every overhead gantry and most bridges have the cameras hidden on the other side, so they snap you as you drive away, so be wary!
And most of all remember, its only a 3kph tolerance, not 10% in Vic.
Chevs may go, but theres nothing like a HO!
Proud LSUG Member, and 9" Nodular Iron driveline test pilot.
Hey 66_mustang, so you've decided to add to the bracks governments revenue raising coffers (i.e. your driving through victoria) lol.
Assuming your coming along the hume hwy, watchout for a couple of fixed cameras along there. They are usually to the right of the road before bridges and are highly visible, i.e. they are mounted on poles just as red-light cameras are.
When you turn off from the hume to the ring road you have about 3-4 fixed speed cameras to deal with until you get to the western hwy. Usually they are behind the signs above the road and you can spot them by either looking for the camera flash unit which is positioned up on the far right behind signs (slightly obscured).
Although the they have positioned a camera between two overpasses, where the calder fwy exit is.
Also i have noticed that where the speed cameras are, there will be cutting in the road surface like at traffic lights.
Also they do have signs which point out that there is a fixed camera ahead, they say "fixed speed cameras operate throughout the state of victoria".
The melway ref of the speed cameras on the western ring road are (heading west): 6 E11, 15E8, 6F5.
For the ones on the way back, just get your Mrs to note them down as you are going past them.
Dont take anything that i have said above as the bible, it is intended as a guide only.
And if you really want to speed just look for the local (i.e. someone like me) who knows every camera position and only slows when they get to one. Or just speed between every overhead sign and when you come up to one that you are unsure about slow down.
Or why not have some fun and just piss everyone off by staying in the right lane, at or below the speed limit. cheers.
It has been years since I drove to Melbourne to visit the family. Last time I was trying to do a right hand turn into Bell St and almost got hit by a tram.
I will take it easy on the roads, but this bugger all margin with speed sucks big time. I would rather have cash in my pocket and spend it on Bourbons and VB's than give it to the brack govt.
A few cop friends here in Sydney/NSW have told me they always allow a margin of around 10% for the differences in speedo's. Maybe it is time they brought in national laws for everyone to abide by and give you guys a 10% margin like us.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.