HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 cc101-2W
Mr. Paice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the safety camera initiative on the numbers of police officers employed on speed enforcement duties in those areas where it has been implemented. [73430]

Mr. Denham

The use of automatic road safety cameras, which operate at all times, and act as a continuous deterrent to speeding, does not need uniformed attendance. It therefore frees up police resources for other purposes, including other traffic law enforcement.

Mr. Denham

Information is not available centrally on the number of roadside checks carried out by the police on motorists. However, available information by type of police action is given in the table.

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