HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 c288W
32. Mr. Clive Bossom

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many policemen are required for the efficient manning of a radar speed trap; and what are the individual duties of each policeman.

Mr. George Thomas

it is for individual chief constables to decide the procedure to be followed in manning radar speed meters.

Common practice is to provide that when a motorist has been observed exceeding a speed limit and the fact has been confirmed by a radar speed meter reading he should be stopped by a police officer, usually stationed further down the road, and warned that proceedings may be taken. According to local circumstances and the volume of traffic other officers may also be employed to assist either the officer observing the traffic and operating the meter, or the officer stopping vehicles.