Councillors call for changes to speed camera location rules

Councillors in Greater Manchester want more freedom to place speed cameras where they think they are necessary, rather than wait for a required number of serious crashes to happen before they are allowed to act. At the moment, according to, cameras can be placed where there least four people killed or seriously injured per […]

Nearly half of speed cameras inactive

New data based on Freedom of Information requests suggests 46% of all fixed speed cameras across the UK are not working. Road safety experts at Road Angel made the requests to analyse how many fixed speed cameras are inactive in each region. They found all eight fixed speed cameras in Northamptonshire were inactive while Gwent […]

Irish minister to learn average speed lessons from Scotland

Ireland’s Justice Minister Helen McEntee is to travel to Scotland to find out more about how average speed cameras have been used to make roads safer in the country. Talking to journalists at Ireland’s National Ploughing Championships, Ms McEntee called the summer “really awful” when it comes to road deaths.  “We need to do everything […]

Ireland authorises increased use of speed detection cameras

The use of speed detection cameras operating on Irish roads is to increase by 20% following agreement between Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Irish Police force, the Garda, Commissioner Drew Harris to increase funding for GoSafe speed cameras. An additional €1.2 million (just over a million pounds) is to be allocated towards GoSafe, which […]

Statistics show big fall in fatalities on roads with speed cameras

A study in New York has found that speeding, injuries, and traffic fatalities declined in areas with speed cameras during the first year of 24/7 enforcement. The US has been behind the UK in embracing automated enforcement, so the effects of new schemes are analysed carefully there. NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said […]

Thousands petition for speed camera on notorious road

More than two thousand people have signed a petition calling for average speed cameras to be introduced on a B-road in Staffordshire. It’s been started by a woman called Laura Cooper, who says her father nearly died on the road leading towards Alton Towers, while in recent years, so many others have not been as […]

MP launches petition for average speed cameras in her constituency

The MP for Rutland and Melton is asking for support for her petition calling for Leicestershire County Council to install average speed cameras along the B6047, part of a route also known as the ‘Rutland TT’. The ‘Rutland TT’ has seen a number of serious road traffic incidents, including a recent fatality. Alicia Kearns MP […]

PCC launches consultation into speed camera fines

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster has launched a s four-week public consultation into whether money collected from fixed penalty notices handed out to motorists should be spent on new enforcement projects in the area where the money is gathered. At present cash raised from fines goes to the Treasury, but the cost […]

New Jenoptik spot speed cameras welcomed in Cornwall

Two new speed cameras have been installed by Jenoptik on a busy stretch of the A390 in Cornwall, with the immediate effect on traffic already making a councillor feel “euphoric”. Positioned at either end of St Ann’s Chapel, the cameras are bi-directional, meaning they will detect speeding motorists travelling on both sides of the road. […]


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