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Radar Speed Trap Devices

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied that all radar speed trap guns used by the police are accurate and that adequate training is carried out by all police forces in their use.

The choice and operational use of radar speed detection devices is a matter for chief officers of police, with guidance from the traffic committee of the Association of Chief Police Officers. I have no reason to doubt that the devices in use are accurate if used correctly by properly trained officers. For all such devices training instructions are recommended by the association to chief officers who are responsible for their implementation.