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Speed Limits: Cameras

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 (i) Southend and (ii) Essex police force area (A) before the introduction and (B) after the introduction of each speed camera in each of the last three years for which figures are available. (149352)

The information is not held in the form requested. Fixed cameras operated by the Essex safety camera partnership under the national safety camera programme, which ended on 31 March 2007, reduced the number of fatal casualties at camera sites by an average of 43 per cent. per year, and reduced the number of people killed or seriously injured at camera sites by an average of 51 per cent. per year. This means around three lives were saved and 55 fewer people were killed or seriously injured each year. I have arranged for tables to be placed in the Libraries of the House regarding the performance of fixed speed cameras in Essex.