Is a Redspot the same as a Black Spot?
No. A Redspot is a location of congestion nominated by the public. It is based on people’s perception of congestion at various locations. This does not necessarily mean that they are the most congested sites in Victoria. Rather, the public believes that at these locations they encounter unnecessary or excessive congestion.
VicRoads Black Spot program is based upon data that shows where crashes frequently occur. This program addresses individual sites that require attention due to the increased number of crashes, and is a reactive approach to road safety. Details are available online on the Australian Government website www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.