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Speed Limits: Radar

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to restrict (a) the sale and (b) the use of devices to detect road-side police enforcement radar sites. (198478)

The Road Safety Act 2006 gives the Secretary of State the power to prohibit by regulations a vehicle being fitted with, or a person using a vehicle carrying, speed assessment equipment detection devices. The Government have always made clear that they do not intend to prohibit the use of purely GPS based devices which identify the location of cameras through publicly available information. It does however wish to prevent the carriage and use of devices which detect or interfere with the operation of speed measuring equipment through other means. The actual devices to be covered by the ban will be the subject of full public consultation before the associated secondary legislation is laid before Parliament.