Adelaide Hills dominates worst regional speed camera locations

12 April, 2024

The top 10 regional sites for drivers caught speeding by both fixed and mobile speed cameras has been revealed ahead of school holidays – with half of them located in the Adelaide Hills.

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 including VOC levy.

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

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

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

RAA Senior Manager Safety & Infrastructure said exceeding the speed limit by even a small amount increased 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,” Mr Mountain said.

“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.

“If you drive on the South Eastern Freeway, make sure you’re paying close attention to the speed limit, which may be lower due to roadworks or another reason that isn’t immediately obvious.

“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 said approximately 70 per cent of lives lost on SA roads occurred in the state’s regions.

“With school holidays beginning this week, many motorists may be heading to our regions with their families during the next fortnight, so this is a timely reminder that exceeding the speed limit puts yourself and other road users at risk.

“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

LocationTypeOffencesFines (incl. VOC Levy)
1South Eastern Fwy, CrafersMid Block7,012 $3,985,553
2South Eastern Fwy, Nairne to CallingtonPoint to Point1,239 $729,008
3South Eastern Fwy, Callington to Mt Barker SummitPoint to Point799 $462,301
4South Eastern Fwy, NairnePoint to Point724 $414,315
5Port Wakefield Rd, Port Wakefield to Two WellsPoint to Point698 $417,773
6Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells to Port WakefieldPoint to Point620 $363,833
7Victor Harbor Rd, Whites Valley to TatachillaPoint to Point344 $187,880
8Dukes Hwy, Coonalpyn to Ki KiPoint to Point319 $183,714
9South Eastern Fwy, Callington (west)Mid Block252 $150,222
10Dukes Hwy, Ki Ki to CoonalpynPoint to Point244 $141,316

Top 10 regional SA mobile speeding camera locations – 2023

LocationSpeed LimitOffencesFines (incl. VOC Levy)
1Ironbank Rd, Ironbank60772 $407,036
2Kersbrook Rd, Kersbrook80678 $371,628
3Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun50602 $267,373
4Sutton Ave, Mount Gambier50588 $230,321
5Alexandrina Rd, Mount Barker50496 $208,287
6Haylock Rd, North Moonta50428 $228,912
7Battunga Rd, Meadows50426 $207,083
8Murray St, Nuriootpa50410 $176,151
9Paris Creek Rd, Paris Creek80363 $205,045
10North Tce, Port Elliot50308 $118,569