Safety Camera Partnerships

Transport written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport under what legal authority and for what reason safety camera partnerships hold pre-driver education programmes; what legal remit they have to undertake such work; and from which part of his Department funding for the programmes came.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Minister of State, Department for Transport

Safety camera partnerships are not a legal entity, but complement existing local authority and police statutory responsibilities and powers in respect of road safety. Communications activity is an important part of the safety camera programme and in order to help bring about a change in driver behaviour, Partnerships are encouraged to work with local agencies involved in road safety and to support wider road safety activities including driver education programmes. However, under the netting-off funding arrangements the Handbook of Rules and Guidance for the National Safety Camera Programme for England and Wales for 2006-07 permits only those costs directly linked to speed, red light running and/or safety camera enforcement to be reclaimed.

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