Mobile speed cameras are raising almost $83 million a year, with drivers around the state snapped every 83 seconds on average.
Freedom of Information documents have revealed the top 50 speed camera hotspots across the state, measured by the average number of drivers nabbed per hour.
In 2015, there were nearly 2200 mobile speed cameras on Victorian roads, which police believe exist for one function.
“I’ve got no doubt that cameras are there to make the road safer,” Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage said.
Acting Superintendent Stuart McGregor from the Victoria Police agreed, quashing claims the cameras exist purely for revenue.
“Road trauma turns around $5 billion a year,” he said.
“The money we raise in fines is nowhere near that. If this was a business, then we’d be out of business within a month.
“This is not about revenue.”
John King, an avid anti-speed camera campaigner, argued the cameras are nothing more than “mobile piggy banks”.
The top mobile speed camera locations in Victoria, based on how many drivers are caught per hour: