Average speed safety camera locations

Average speed safety cameras work by calculating a vehicle’s speed across the length of a road between 2 cameras. The time taken for a vehicle to travel between the cameras is measured, and the average speed calculated.

International research has shown average speed safety cameras can reduce the number of people who are killed or seriously injured on a stretch of road by up to 56%.

Watch our video that explains how average speed safety cameras work:

We’re preparing to install 14 average speed safety cameras across 7 road corridors in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Six of these corridors are in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and one will be in the Waikato. We’ve chosen these locations because we know people are at risk of being killed or seriously injured. This is based on the road layout and the average speeds drivers travel at.

We've installed the first cameras in Matakana Road. This will be a test site, to make sure our systems are ready for safety cameras measuring average speed. The cameras will be in test mode for several months.

Groundworks (foundations, power and communications) for the other Auckland locations were completed in late 2023.

Planned average speed safety camera locations:

Tāmaki Makaurau

Corridor/road name


Posted speed limit (km/h)

Matakana Road (Test)



East Coast Rd



Glenbrook Road East



Glenbrook Road West



Kahikatea Flat Rd

Dairy Flat


Whitford Rd

Shamrock Park/Whitford



Corridor/road name


Posted speed limit (km/h)

Pōkeno to Mangatāwhiri



Construction of the second test site at Pōkeno and Mangatāwhiri is planned for late February 2024. Testing begins when the cameras are installed. 

We won’t enforce offences during the test period and data will be deleted when the tests end.