Speed Camera Transparency

Full information about speed cameras will be published by local authorities and the police for the first time, Road Safety Minister Mike Penning announced today. Figures showing the numbers of accidents and casualties at camera sites – both before and after cameras were installed – will be published by local authorities. And police forces will publish the number of speeding prosecutions arising from each camera in their area, as well as force-wide information about whether offenders are fined, complete a speed awareness course or are taken to court. Mike Penning said: “We want to improve accountability and make sure that the public are able to make informed judgements about the decisions made on their behalf. So if taxpayers’ money is being spent on speed cameras then it is right that information about their effectiveness is available to the public. “That is why we want full details of accidents and casualties at camera sites, along with the number of offences arising from each camera, to be easily accessible. This will help to show what impact cameras are having on road safety and also how the police are dealing with offenders.”

Source:  COI News Distribution Service

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