Minister announces new transparency rules for speed cameras
The move was announced today by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning and will see councils publish data going back to 1990 showing the pre- and post-installation numbers of accidents and casualties at camera sites.
In addition, police forces will publish the number of speeding prosecutions arising from each camera in their area, as well as force-wide information about whether offenders are fined, complete a speed awareness course or are taken to court.
Mike Penning said: 'We want to improve accountability and make sure that the public are able to make informed judgements about the decisions made on their behalf. So if taxpayers' money is being spent on speed cameras then it is right that information about their effectiveness is available to the public.
'That is why we want full details of accidents and casualties at camera sites, along with the number of offences arising from each camera, to be easily accessible. This will help to show what impact cameras are having on road safety and also how the police are dealing with offenders.'