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Speed Limits: Cameras

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect of speed cameras on the incidence of traffic accidents in England and Wales in each year since 1997. (191761)

The following independent evaluations, undertaken for the Department, confirm that there have been substantial reductions in speeding and casualties at camera sites. These are available in the Library of the House, and on the Department’s website:

A cost recovery system for speed and red-light cameras—Two year pilot evaluation (11 February 2003)

The national safety camera programme—Three year evaluation report (15 June 2004).

The national safety camera programme—Four year evaluation report (15 December 2005).

The most recent four-year evaluation recorded a 42 per cent. reduction in death and serious injury at camera sites and a 22 per cent. reduction in personal injury collisions.