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Article from BTNews 5 SEPTEMBER 2011

Speed camera information

The latest press release from the Department for Transport seems to have eliminated one piece of political correctness at least, the use of the words “safety camera” instead of “speed camera”, the equipment needed being self-describing.  The Department then spoils itself by saying it is “part of the Government’s drive to increase transparency.”

According to the missive so far 75 English local authorities have published some or all of their information.  This allows local residents to see whether speed cameras are having a positive impact on accident rates in their areas.  The remaining 72 authorities plan to do so in the next few weeks.

Links to the local authorities' information can be found on a central hub on the Department's website.

Police forces are to publish the number of prosecutions arising from each fixed camera site in their area, along with the total number of offences recorded and a breakdown.  Some forces have already provided some offence data but in most cases this information will be published later in the year. The Department will then review the position. www.dft.gov.uk/publications/speed-camera-data

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