HC Deb 22 July 1999 vol 335 cc619-20W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 11 June 1999,Official Report, column 434, on CCTV, which cameras, other than CCTV ones, have been granted type approval for providing evidence in speeding cases; and what assessment he has made of their reliability. [91758]

Mr. Boateng

Before type approval is granted to a speed enforcement camera under section 20 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, it is subject to testing to assess its accuracy and reliability. This involves testing by the police and by an independent laboratory against standards set by the Police Scientific Development Branch. Only equipment which meets such standards is granted type approval. All type-approved equipment for speed enforcement is calibrated annually and police procedures for dealing with evidence from cameras provide for further checks on the accuracy and reliability of the equipment.

The speed cameras that have been granted type approval are:

  • Gatsometer BV
  • Serco Speed Enforcement System
  • Truvelo Combi S
  • Truvelo Combi S-mc
  • 620
  • Speed Violation Detection Deterrent (SVDD)
  • Traffiphot "S"
  • Autovision 2
  • Autovision 3
  • Lastec
  • LaserCam.