Red Light Speed Camera

Red-light speed cameras play a vital role in ensuring safer roads for motorists and pedestrians alike. With the introduction of the PDD Regulation in 2013 the Photographic Processing Infringement Unit was established. Cabinet approved the LTA (Photographic Detection Device Regulations 2012 in its January sitting. Henceforth, LTA uses photographic detection devices to capture images of offences committed under the Bill of the Land Transport Regulation 2017 and Land Transport Regulation 2000 Act and subsidiary laws made under the Act.

Red-light speed cameras enforce red-light and speeding offences. The cameras can detect vehicles that violate red light signal or exceed the speed limit at any time, whether the traffic light is red, amber or green.

The objectives of this Regulation is to:

  • Enforce traffic safety laws.
  • Identify and record images of motor vehicles that enter an intersection in contravention of a red light or red traffic arrow.
  • Identify and record images of motor vehicles that exceed the speed limit.
  • Deter illegal activities on the road.
  • Ensure that the use of motor vehicles is regulated for the purpose of safety.

Speed Limit Fines

Exceeding Speed Limit threshold:

Fine Amounts

1Kmph – 14kmph

$25.00

15Kmph – 29kmph

$40.00

30Kmph – Above

$60.00


Processing Time:

  1. Camera operators use portable speed Camera to capture violators or vehicles that travel on exceeds the speed threshold
  2. Fixed site camera images are automatically downloaded to the back office system.
  3. Adjudicators will verify all violation images captures by the speed camera device within 7 consecutive days.
  4. Processing officer in/ within 14 days will process the printing & posting of Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN) to registered vehicle owners.
  5. The registered vehicle owners upon receiving their TIN must pay their fine at any LTA office within 90 days from the issue date specified on the TIN.
  6. In the event of the motor vehicle owner not being the driver at the time of the offence or the motor vehicle may have been stolen or deregistered or ownership possession has changed lawfully a statuary declaration is to be filled and any other relevant documents to be forwarded to any LTA Office for the offence to be transferred to the nominated driver in within 90 days from the date of issue. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What does the camera record? If a vehicle is detected speeding or violating a red light signal, a digital image of the vehicle is captured, which includes the registration plate of the vehicle. Red-light speed cameras have the capacity to measure speed in both directions of travel (approaching and receding). Digital images also include information about:
    • Date and time of the offence
    • Location details of the camera
    • direction of travel of the offending vehicle
    • speed limit applying to the road on which the camera is located
    • the lane in which the vehicle was travelling.
  2. How are red-light speed camera sites selected? Red light speed cameras are installed at intersections and straight roads that are identified as having a high crash risk either through a known crash history or potential for serious crashes. Fiji Roads along with other stakeholders can nominate a location for a speed camera site.
  3. What if I wasn't the driver at the time of the offence? If you were not driving the vehicle at the time of the offence, you should provide the name and details of the driver by completing the Statuary Declaration certified by the JP provided with the penalty notice and a copy of the driver’s driving license and forwarded to LTA Office for processing.
  4. What are the penalties for speeding? Fines for speeding range up to $25 to $60, depending on how many miles per hour over the posted speed limit the vehicle was travelling.
  5. Are there signs to warn approaching motorists of the cameras? Yes, all intersections and straight roads with red-light speed camera enforcement are signposted with red-light speed camera signs. The signs display an image, that applies where the camera is located with the text ‘RED LIGHT SPEED CAMERA AHEAD’ or ‘SPEED CAMERA AHEAD’.
  6. I was only a few kilometers over the limit – that’s not really speeding why should I be punished?Driving a few kilometers over the speed limit is more serious than you might think. Research shows' that even a small reduction in speed can make a big difference in an accident. In a 60 km/h zone, the risk of a crash doubles at just 5km/h over the speed limit. Traveling a few kilometers over the limit can mean the difference between life and death. For example, a person hit by a car traveling at 30 km/h will be severely injured and have a 10 per cent likelihood of death. Increase this speed to 55km/h and the likelihood of death is about 85 per cent. At 60km/h, the person is unlikely to survive. Survival rates are higher for car occupants than pedestrians. Even so, a side impact above 40 or 50 km/h and a front impact above 70 km/h are likely to cause death, although having airbags fitted greatly increase your chance of survival.
  7. Does looking out for cameras and at your speed all the time actually cause more casualties that the camera’s prevent?If you're traveling at or under the lawful speed, there's no need to be looking out for a camera. Driving is a multi-task activity that requires concentration at all times. Drivers have to pay attention to a number of operational and environmental factors. If you do not look at your speedometer there is no way to tell what speed you are traveling. Checking your speed should be as natural as checking your mirrors.
  8. I don’t think I was speeding but got flashed by a camera. Could it have been another vehicle? The fixed digital safety cameras used by LTA at intersections monitor multiple lanes for both speed and red-light offenses. If a vehicle in one of the other lanes is traveling at excess speed or passes through a red light, it will cause an incident to be recorded by the camera. The system is able to differentiate between lanes and only the offending vehicle will be fined.
  9. I was already in the intersection when the lights changed red? Will I be prosecuted?    No. A vehicle that is already in the intersection when the lights change to red will not activate the camera, even if they proceed through the intersection. Only a vehicle entering an intersection after the light has turned red will activate the camera.
  10. Are you aware if there are any means by which I can find out when a speed limit changed on a specific stretch of road? For any enquiries to speed limit change Fiji Roads Authority is the governing body that regulates Fiji road speed limits.
  11. How do we know red-light speed cameras are accurate?Red light speed cameras undergo a comprehensive evaluation and testing procedure to ensure their accuracy and reliability. Experts authorized by Weights and Measures inspect each camera system and verify its accuracy and proper function before it becomes operational and afterwards at regular intervals. The camera recording device is inspected every 60 days and is inspected at least every 12 months, in line with current legal requirements. An inspection is also conducted after any maintenance or repair of either of these devices.