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No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

Steve Farrell, 15 February 2011 12:20

Britain’s first bike-catching average speed cameras are finally close to being switched on – weeks before they face the axe in spending cuts.Speed cameras bosses have at last fixed a cock-up that has delayed the scheme for a year, two months before they face redundancy.The cameras were installed last spring at a cost of £800,000 but have been dormant for ...

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Video: Is speed camera use falling?

Steve Farrell, 17 July 2007 09:00

Your chances of seeing a speed camera van on the road are up to 60 per cent less than last year, MCN can reveal. Funding changes brought in by Government have plunged speed camera authorities into chaos and led to drastic cuts in the number of hours spent enforcing the limits, an MCN investigation has found. Under the Government’s National Safety ...

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Camera boss admits flaw

Steve Farrell, 07 February 2007 10:59

A speed camera boss has finally admitted his equipment is capable of getting speeds wrong if guidelines are not strictly followed. The boss of the firm which makes laser detectors used in speed camera vans was cornered into admitting how a handheld version of the device, called an LTI 20.20 Ultralyte, can give incorrect reading.This came to light during a court ...

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Govt snubs bikers

Steve Farrell, 19 January 2007 10:00

The Government has said no to a petition signed by 3,539 bikers demanding all speeding fines levied against motorcyclists be frozen. The call was made for the fines to be suspended until the Home Office tests speed detection equipment on bikes. An official response to MCN’s petition said there were no grounds for freezing fines despite admitting the Home Office ...

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