Summer Recess 2010 – Written Answers

Roads: Speed Cameras
Question asked by Lord Berkeley

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate will be the number of additional fatalities and serious injuries resulting from a suspension of fixed speed cameras in England and Wales; what will be the savings from a suspension; and how much revenue will be lost to HM Treasury as a consequence of such a suspension.[HL1856]

Earl Attlee: No estimate has been made about the number of additional fatalities and serious injuries which would result from any suspension of fixed speed cameras in England and Wales. Neither have estimates been made of the changes of revenue to HM Treasury.

The Government have already announced that they will not be providing any further central funding for new fixed cameras. It is for highway authorities and the police to decide how they tackle local road safety problems, including making decisions about the intensity of deployment of fixed speed cameras.

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