Motor insurance holders set to have access to speed camera data

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Motor insurance policyholders will soon be able to find out which speed cameras in the country catch the most drivers, under new plans outlined by the government.

The police and local authorities will have to publish all their information about speed cameras as part of the plans due to be implemented by road safety minister Mike Penning.

As well as information about accident rates, drivers will also have access to data regarding vehicle speeds and the number of motorists prosecuted after being caught speeding.

The data is due to be available by April.

Mr Penning said: "Public bodies should be accountable and if taxpayers' money is being spent on speed cameras then it is right that information about their effectiveness is available to the public.

"The proposals I have announced will help show what impact cameras are having on accident and casualty rates and also how the police are dealing with offenders."

Recently, Mr Penning said Swindon had not seen an increase in the number of accidents since it switched off its speed cameras.

Posted by Claire Carter 

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