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Speed Camera Law & Development 1973-2001

LEGAL HELPLINE: ☎ 0844 414 1982

Please note that we only deal with personal injury compensation
claims and we do not provide advice on speeding offences.

April 2004 French Police are Targeting British Motorists in an Easter Speed Blitz. Recently, over 1000 British motorists were caught speeding on a single stretch of motorway in Northern France.  French police had previously warned that they would target British motorists who, they claim are becoming an increasing menace on the A26 south of Calais.  Of the 126 vehicles stopped between Saturday morning and Monday evening, 113 were from the U.K. and of those 110 were pulled up for speeding.  Figures showed that 90% of cars stopped on the A26 were British.
Liaison between French and British forces could soon mean that Britons committing offences in France could lead to penalty points on their licence.

Cameras are now being sited away from Black Spots. Information that speed cameras are being sited away from accident black spots has emerged.  The restrictions covering where cameras can be sited have been relaxed allowing police to site up to 1000 cameras at places with a low record of deaths and injuries.  The new guidance says that cameras can be erected on less dangerous roads after death and injury black spots have been exhausted.  One reason would be where there have been complaints about speeding.

Cameras will replace Some Speed Humps. Cameras are to be installed in some 20 mph residential areas to enforce the limit where speed humps have been seen to create a hazard to emergency vehicles.

Smart Cats Eyes being tested. Smart cats eyes capable of catching speeding drivers and even reading number plates are being tested on British roads. These units are already in use in some European countries and have resulted in a reduction of car accident personal injury claim applications.   They also have a road safety value in that they can detect bad weather and cause the illuminated studs to flash brightly to warn drivers in advance of the hazard.  The more severe the hazard the brighter the lights will flash.  Although the smart studs will be able to detect speeding drivers, no prosecution can result until there has been a change in the strict rules regarding where cameras can be sited.  The current trials are being carried out in Kent and Scotland.

LEGAL HELPLINE: ☎ 0844 414 1982

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