|30 June 2011.
For immediate release.
“Ladies and gentlemen, a Conservative government would not fund any new fixed speed cameras because they are not the best way to make our roads safer. If local authorities want new cameras they'll have to prove nothing else works better and they'll have to find the money themselves."The reality: There appears to be no requirement to 'prove nothing else works better' and the government has approved new 'back door' funding for cameras in some areas by allowing cameras to be funded from profits from speed awareness courses.
“We'll abolish Labour's camera quangos and expose speed cameras to real democratic control. That means publishing the information that's now kept secret on each speed camera's record on safety and on fines, so local communities can judge for themselves whether a camera should stay or whether it should go.”The reality: Camera partnerships are still very much in existence. They have been asked politely to 'begin' to publish some information with no apparent deadlines or sanctions for not doing so. Will the information be detailed enough for a full statistical analysis?
“we expect average speed cameras to continue to be used to enforce reduced speed limits during motorway road works but we will stop the roll-out of average speed cameras on urban roads.”The reality: The government has approved the use of 'Speedspike' average speed cameras to enforce 20mph speed limits in towns.