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The Tonight show with Trevor MacDonald has investigated the accuracy of speed cameras in a report aired on ITV1 on November 4.

The Tonight treatment follows MCN’s recent investigation which revealed that the LTI2020 laser speed detector used by many police forces struggles to get an accurate speed reading off a motorcycle.

Now the Tonight team has found that even on cars the device is easily confused.

The show tested one of the devices and will demonstrate just how easy it is to confuse one of the Safety Camera Partnership’s main tools for prosecuting bikers.

Paul Smith, founder of the Safe Speed road safety campaign, was present when the Tonight team tested the device: “It is clear to me that the equipment is unsuitable for obtaining evidence against motorists because of the ease with which it can be confused. Clearly the Home Office did not adequately test the device before issuing type approval.”

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff