Road Safety Support Enforcement Strategy – ‘Raising the Game’

Organisation: Road Safety Support
Date uploaded: 20.10.2020
Date published: 09.20

This report urges police forces and safer roads partnerships to adopt a new speed camera enforcement strategy that will increase the threat of detection for motorists.

Authored by Road Safety Support, the report says drivers have become complacent about speed camera use in recent years.

The report recommends an urgent step change in order to increase the perception of speed camera detection, to jolt motorists into driving more carefully on all roads – not just those where they expect to see a camera.

The report says mobile speed camera vans, which are highly visible and can be utilised over a wider area, should be used to support traditional roads policing efforts. 

It also says mobile cameras can detect offences over a greater range and deliver far greater general deterrence to the motoring public.

The report was written by Road Safety Support’s enforcement experts, who have worked in speed camera operation in the UK since the 1990s. 

It explains how many UK police forces are still using a similar criteria that which was developed back in 1992 when speed cameras were first introduced in the UK.

The report was initially released exclusively to Road Safety Support members – all but four of the UK’s police forces and safer roads partnerships. 

However, the not-for-profit company subsequently took the decision to publicly release the strategy to encourage as many authorities as possible to adopt its recommendations, in an effort to save lives.

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