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Speed Limits: Cameras

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured as a result of road traffic accidents at the location of static speed cameras in each of the last 10 years. (142635)

Data are available for the last nine years only, and are presented in the following tables. The statistics relate to incidents within a 500 m radius of the camera location.

Number

Fatalities

People seriously injured

Antrim Road, Belfast

1998

0

1

1999

0

4

2000

0

0

2001

0

1

2002

1

0

2003

0

0

2004

0

0

2005

0

1

2006

0

0

Springfield Road, Belfast

1998

0

0

1999

0

3

2000

0

2

2001

0

2

2002

0

2

2003

0

2

2004

0

0

2005

0

0

2006

0

0

Saintfield Road, Belfast

1998

0

5

1999

0

6

2000

0

2

2001

0

3

2002

0

1

2003

0

1

2004

0

1

2005

0

0

2006

0

1

Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

1998

0

2

1999

1

1

2000

0

1

2001

0

5

2002

0

1

2003

0

2

2004

0

1

2005

0

0

2006

0

0

For speed over distance camera system around Newry: A1 dual carriageway between Sheepbridge and Mourne Country roundabout and between the Cloghue roundabout and the border:

Number

Fatalities

People seriously injured

1998

0

5

1999

2

4

2000

1

1

2001

1

11

2002

5

11

2003

4

3

2004

4

6

2005

1

5

2006

0

0

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many static speed traps are located in each (a) constituency and (b) council area in Northern Ireland. (142636)

The locations of static speed traps are recorded by district council area rather than by constituency. The PSNI have advised us that the number of speed traps in each area is as follows:

Number

Belfast city council

3

Castlereagh district council

1

Newry and Mourne district council

1