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Roads: Speed Cameras

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Condon Lord Condon Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring the impact on road safety of the number of speed cameras which are being decommissioned; and whether they will publish the results.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Any decision to decommission speed cameras is for local authorities and the police to make, based on local needs, and the Government do not plan to monitor the practice comprehensively.

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dennis fallon
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 1:24 pm (Report this annotation)

Most people do not know that speed enforcement in the U.K has been an organised scam from the start.Gatso cameras were NEVER independently tested for safety or Type Approval.The Home Office co-ordinated arrangement involved bypassing of the safety considerations to allow the bright UNFILTERED flash, and bypassing independent testing of the systems by allowing only Gatso, or their agents,to calibrate or check them.The accidents CAUSED by the flash or panic braking have been covered up by the police,with similar actions to cover up the false activations producing unreliable evidence.Gatso B.V and ACPO should be called to account for their DELIBERATE deceptions.The evidence behind these claims can be seen from denny174 on YouTube, search `Real Evidence,Speed Camera Danger and Deception`.MILLIONS of motorists caught by these cameras are entitled to consider whether they have been victims of a deceptive scam.