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Speed Limits: Cameras

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of procurement and installation of (a) one reactive speed warning sign, (b) one fixed safety camera and (c) a system of time over distance speed cameras. (241572)

[holding answer 9 December 2008]: The Department has made the following estimates of vehicle activated signs and fixed speed cameras.

Date of estimate


Cost (£)

23 April 2007

Vehicle activated sign


23 April 2007

Fixed speed camera


1 This excluded provision of an electrical supply (which can be relatively significant in rural locations).

Time over distance cameras cover a length of road, rather than a particular spot as with fixed speed cameras. The cost per kilometre of installing a time over distance camera system depends on a number of variables including the number of junctions present and the road environment. At present only one supplier has a model type approved for enforcement, but type approval is ongoing for a further three systems, including two from new suppliers.

We do not have any estimate for the average cost of a time over distance camera system.