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Speed Limits

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what devices are used by police forces to measure the speed of motor vehicles. (253003)

The enforcement of the law on speeding and the use of devices to assist such enforcement is an operational matter for the police. The Home Secretary type approves certain speed measurement devices that have satisfied rigorous scientific and operational tests to prove their accuracy and reliability.

Evidence from such devices is then admissible in court without the need for corroboration. Information on devices that are currently type approved is given on the HO police website:

http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk