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The Partnership was formed in July 2002, in order to reduce death and serious injuries on Kent and Medway’s roads. It is responsible for the operation of safety cameras within Kent and Medway.

Safety cameras are not placed on roads where they will make the most money. Enforcement only takes place at sites where a specific number of people have been killed or seriously injured (KSI) in speed-related crashes. For fixed sites there will have been three or more KSIs and for mobile sites, one or more KSIs; both over a three-year period.

An Operational Review is carried out every two years to ensure each safety camera site is fit for purpose.  Casualty figures, collision data and speeding data is reviewed in this process.The Partnership supports the Kent & Medway Casualty Reduction Group’s road safety strategy, which has a target of a 33% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in the county by 2020.

Please download the PDF for Kent & Medway Safety camera Partnership’s Strategy

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Fixed Penalties & Speed Awareness courses

In relation to the fixed penalties, the fines are paid directly to the government, however if the speeding detected qualifies the individual to be offered a speed awareness course & providing they are eligible; the course fees pay for the cost of the training venue, the trainers who deliver the course and course materials. Kent Police do receive a small surplus per candidate and this money is invested back into road safety initiatives to improve road safety across Kent & Medway.

In 2019/2020 approximately 52% of speeding offences (21,465 in 2019 /2020) were processed through the National Driver Offender Rehabilitation Scheme. The drivers involved pay a fixed fee to the course organisers and part of this is returned to Kent Police. This is used predominately to fund the administration costs of processing the scheme, but a small amount is used to fund both national and local operations connected with road safety which include; tyre safety, speed, seatbelt & mobile phone, drink and drug drive, Project EDWARD (European Day Without a Road Death), BRAKE Road Safety campaigns and HGV enforcement.