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Speed Cameras

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines have been drawn up to regulate speed cameras used by partnership vehicles to Avon and Somerset. [115617]

All partnerships accepted into the Safety Camera scheme must comply with the rules of the scheme to qualify for payment of their costs from fixed penalty receipts.The rules state that all vehicles should be clearly marked as camera enforcement vehicles, and the camera operatives should wear fluorescent clothing and abide by all Health and Safety requirements.Enforcement should take place at accident hotspots, or at sites or routes with a history of speed related accidents. Camera warning and speed limit reminder signs must also be placed in advance of mobile speed enforcement taking place. Ideally, these should be placed at the beginning of a targeted route for mobile enforcement sites.