Speed camera information now available
Detailed information on specific speed camera sites has been published as part of the Government’s drive to increase transparency.
So far 75 English local authorities have published some or all of their information showing accident and casualty rates as well as speeds at camera sites before and after the introduction of speed cameras. This will allow local residents to see whether speed cameras are having a positive impact on accident rates in their areas.
All local authorities were asked to publish information about the effectiveness of their speed cameras as soon as practicable and provide a web link to this material by 20th July 2011. The remaining 72 authorities plan to publish their data in the next few weeks.
The links to the local authority data can be found here
Police forces are to publish the number of prosecutions arising from each permanent or long term temporary fixed camera site in their area each year, along with the total number of offences recorded by all cameras and the total numbers of offenders given a fixed penalty notice, or taken to court and the numbers of people opting to complete speed awareness courses. Some forces, including Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Lancashire, and Thames Valley have already provided some offence data but in most cases this information will be published by police forces later in the year. More informaton is available here.
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