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Radar Speed Trap Guns

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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

The use by the police of speed measuring devices, and the training given, are operational matters for chief constables. A recent review by them has concluded that the radar devices now in use are accurate when used in accordance with the operating instructions by officers who have been properly trained. Appropriate guidance to this effect has been issued to forces.