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Until the end of March 2007, all safety camera installations adhered to the criteria set out by the Department for Transport (DfT). Click on the below to download a copy of the DfT handbook 06 – 07

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From 1 April 2007, the policy that the Partnership adheres to is largely the same, with the following key criteria:

  • Fixed safety cameras can be installed where three or more people have been killed or seriously injured in speed-related crashes, over a 1.5km stretch of road, in the three years prior to installation. Or where there has been a history of speed-related crashes at single sites or along a route where a robust investigation by the relevant local highway authority has determined a safety camera to be the most appropriate measure to mitigate evidenced crashes.
  • Mobile safety cameras can be installed where at least one person has been killed or seriously injured in a speed-related crash/es, over a 5km stretch of road, in the three years prior to installation.
  • The use of safety cameras should be seen as a last resort measure, once all other justifiable solutions have been exhausted.
  • The speed limit covered by a camera must be properly signed to ensure that enforcement can be carried out.
  • Site inspections should ensure that the loading and unloading of the camera can take place safely.
  • The selected location for mobile enforcement is easily accessible and there is space for enforcement to take place in a visible and safe manner.
  • Housings should be painted yellow.  Vans should be high visibility.
  • All sites must be signed with sufficient signing to warn drivers of the presence of camera enforcement.
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