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Councils to release more speed camera info

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Detailed information on specific speed camera sites has been published as part of the Government’s drive to increase transparency.

So far 75 English local authorities have published some or all of their information showing accident and casualty rates as well as speeds at camera sites before and after the introduction of speed cameras.

This will allow local residents to see whether speed cameras are having a positive impact on accident rates in their areas.

All local authorities were asked to publish information about the effectiveness of their speed cameras as soon as practicable and provide a web link to this material by 20th July 2011. The remaining 72 authorities plan to publish their data in the next few weeks.

Road Safety Minister Mike Penning said: “Local residents have a right to expect that when their council spends money on speed cameras, they publish information to show whether those cameras are helping to reduce accidents or not.

“I hope that this information will help local people to make informed judgements about the impact cameras are having on their local roads.

“However, residents can only hold their council to account if it has made information available so I would urge those councils which have not yet published their data to do so as soon as possible.”

 

 
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