Melbourne’s highest-earning speed camera locations revealed

The highest earning speed camera locations in Victoria were unveiled between October and December last year.

More than 375,000 drivers were charged with violations by Victorian speed cameras, with fines totaling more than $108 million.

New figures show that a camera on the western ring road in Broadmeadows has caught the most offenders.

The camera collected just under $11 million and imposed more than 30,000 fines across four lanes of traffic.

Lane three was responsible for more than 12,000 fines.

David Whitehead has been a truck driver for 20 years until he got seven speeding tickets all issued by the same camera on the western ring road

“My driver’s license was revoked for four months and I had to use my annual leave to cover it,” he said.

Five of those fines fell between October and December last year, when speeds were reduced for road works.

But Whitehead believes he was included in a different area than the lowered limit.

“If there are that many, something is wrong,” he said.

The Victorian Transport Association also wondered why limits were lowered when workers were not on site

“We’re not entirely sure when construction is complete the cameras will be reset or taken away if they’re temporary ones,” said VTA’s Peter Anderson.

A camera at the intersection of Rosanna Road and Darebin Street in Heidelberg yielded a total of more than $2.8 million in fines.

More than 6,500 drivers were caught in St Kilda at Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive, costing nearly $1.9 million.

The top mobile traffic camera was located on Kensington Road between Dynon Road and Devon Street, where 3,409 fines were issued.