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NON-enforcement Near Miss Camera

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 4:31:44 PM

Road Safety Commissioner Adrian Warner visited Northam this morning to witness the unveiling of a cutting-edge AI-driven NON-enforcement Near Miss Camera, utilising cloud-based technology from the team at Lab3.

Installed at the Fitzgerald Street and Gairdner Street intersection, this innovative camera will gather crucial data in real time to help improve road safety. Road Safety is funding the trial and this is the first time that the technology has been used in WA.

Upgrading major intersections can be a very costly endeavour and this data will give us best possible information towards supporting any future investments into the intersection.



There are three main metrics that are collected and analysed by the Realite Towers. After all data is 𝗱𝗲-𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗱 through facial, number plate and vehicle blurring, we are able to obtain these metrics.



They categorise different types of vehicles on the road, such as bicycles, motorbikes,

passenger cars, and buses. This helps us understand the mix of traffic and how different types of vehicles use the road.



Realite Towers can measure how fast each vehicle is moving at a specific point of the intersection. This data is not used for enforcement purposes, but to inform any road safety treatments.


PET (Post Encroachment Time)

They can calculate the time difference between when one vehicle leaves a certain area (like an intersection) and when another vehicle enters the same area. This helps identify potential close calls or near misses, which can be crucial for improving road safety.