It cannot be denied that excessive speed is contributing to many accidents and car insurance claims. Many motorists are unfortunately more concerned about being caught than the threats they are creating for safe driving!
Many motorists try to “spot” traffic officials doing speed enforcement and then increase their speed to where they believe the next traffic camera might be. Traffic officials are however now combatting this technique by introducing Average Speed Calculation through “Average Speed Cameras”[ASD]
But what is Average Speed Calculation?
We requested some information and were provided with the following confirmation from the Road Safety Experts at the Road Traffic Inspectorate in KZN:
The Facts abouts Average Speed over Distance
“Yes indeed its average speed over distance where the distance is fixed and the time taken refers to road speed. What must be said is that the admission of guilt is set by the Magistrate and that the stretch of road is very challenging in terms of mist, rain and adverse weather and that it has a bad history of accidents. We intend to roll out ASD in other danger areas of the province in due course. J. M .Schnell”
This is a summary of how Average Speed Cameras are operated:
The Average Speed Calculation and Speeding Fine:
We would like to urge drivers to view the following sections: