The one statistic that defines the approach to enforcement in Victoria, and which must make it a difficult and depressing place to live, is that one motorist is now being fined for speeding in the Police State every 20 seconds.
Residents of Victoria, commonly known as the Police State, are treated with a different approach, according to Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage, who says he doesn't understand the NSW approach at all.
"I don't understand the psychology, because the limit is the law, and trying to drive around speed cameras is simply flouting the law," Mr Voyage says.
"If people don't know where the cameras are, they have to assume they could be anywhere, and then they have to stick to the limit at all times.
"It's best if people just stick to the legal speed, but somehow someone's always calling it revenue raising. You just can't please the populace."
Mr Voyage, as his title suggests, is a great believer in "road-safety cameras", doesn't understand why people think they're for revenue raising and says they are proven to work.
"If you look at the top revenue-raising camera sites and you follow the graph of how many infringements occur, they all have a graph the same shape - it starts off high and tails off, some more quickly than others, because people learn to slow down there," he says.
Despite that claim, Mr Voyage says the number-one earner in Victoria, issuing 12,862 fines in just three months between July and September in 2016, has been "the champion intersection" for years.
"It's at Chadstone, on Warrigal Road, near a railway line and a TAFE, it's a nice road, people come from a 70 zone to a 40 zone there, and they struggle to comply," he says, tut-tutting to himself.
So, a camera that people don't know is there, located at a point where the limit drops from 70 to 40, and it rakes in more fines and revenue than the 26-camera system at five sites along the Hume Freeway? Doesn't sound like a revenue-raising trap at all.
In 2017, Chadstone was, again, the top earning speed camera location, followed by the intersections of Fitzroy Street and Lakeside Drive in St Kilda and Flinders Street and William Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Those three cameras alone made $363.15m in a single year, somewhat dwarfing NSW’s efforts.
Other notable big earners in Victoria include the six cameras on the Western Ring Road, those on the Eastlink at the Wellington Road Bridge and the Princess Highway at Forsyth Road Bridge.