Speed Cameras

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Viscount Astor Viscount Astor Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

(1) How many SPECS speed cameras have been installed on the motorway network; and

(2) Whether SPECS speed cameras that are installed on electronic motorway signs comply with the guidance issued by the Department of Transport.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

There are no SPECS speed cameras permanently installed on the motorway network. Temporary SPECS cameras are used at some roadworks on the motorway network. The number varies according to the roadworks in place at any one time.

Electronic message signs on motorways are not fitted with speed cameras. CCTV cameras are fitted to a number of electronic signs to assist the Highways Agency in assessing the effectiveness of the signs in altering driver behaviour in response to the messages.

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