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Speed Cameras (5179/17)


During the 2016 calendar year how many temporary fixed position speed cameras were withdrawn from service that were positioned at a site where a temporary speed limit had been introduced because of road maintenance? (This figure should include all those temporary cameras that were removed during 2016 but were installed at any time).

For each of the temporary cameras referred to above please state:

  1. a) When was it installed?
  2. b) When was it removed?
  3. c) Where it was positioned?
  4. d) What was the original speed limit on the road?
  5. e) What was the temporary speed limit being enforced for the cameras?
  6. f) How many speeding motorists were issued with fines during the period of the temporary speed limit reduction?
  7. g) What was the highest speed or highest average speed recorded at this site and if known the make and model of the vehicle involved and the penalty imposed?

Please note that if this request would be better dealt with by another authority (eg your local speed camera safety partnership) then please forward it to them on my behalf.

For clarification purposes my question relates to temporary average speed camera systems used to enforce temporary speed limits as well as “normal” speed cameras. For average speed cameras please state the geographical start and end point of the cameras that monitored the stretch of road as well as the questions a, b, d, e, f and g above.


Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.