Motorways: Cameras

Home Office written question – answered on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of time that has been spent on giving type approval for the cameras needed to enforce regulations on smart motorways.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

It is important that systems which are approved by the Home Office can be relied upon in court. They are therefore subjected to a stringent and robust process.

The length of time that takes depends on many variables, not all of which are under the control of the Home Office, for example meeting the technical requirements, meeting deadlines for submission of devices and documentation and then performing satisfactorily during the testing stages.

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