TheNewspaper.com: Driving Politics
Home >Camera Enforcement > Speed Cameras > UK Point System Draws Attention to Camera Accuracy 
Print It Email It Tweet It

1/13/2005
UK Point System Draws Attention to Camera Accuracy
A proposed new UK penalty point system would require more accuracy from cameras than they can deliver.

With a single mile per hour standing between one's ability to drive or not, motoring groups have begun to take aim at the ability of speed cameras to measure speed to such a degree of accuracy. The new penalty point system proposed by the UK government creates a situation where 45MPH in a 40MPH zone earns double the penalty points that 44MPH, so that a speed camera that's off by just 2 percent could be responsible for taking away hundreds of drivers' licenses. Current UK government guidelines only require 2MPH accuracy from the devices.

Article Excerpt:
The Government is consulting on a new system under which drivers caught speeding at 39mph in a 30mph zone would receive only two points and a GBP 40 fine. Those recorded at 40mph to 44mph would get three points and a GBP 60 fine. At 45mph and above, the penalty would be six points and a GBP 100 fine -- leaving drivers recorded at an extra 1mph, or 45mph instead of 44mph, getting double the number of penalty points.
Source: Speed camera errors threaten drivers (London Times (UK), 1/13/2005)

Regional News:
Other news about England



Permanent Link for this item
Return to Front Page


Related News
Ohio Lawmaker Takes Another Shot At Speed Cameras

Colorado Court Denies Public Vote On Speed Cameras

Canada: Study Examines The Safety Impact Of Ending Photo Radar

Iowa Supreme Court Hears Speed Camera Due Process Complaints

States Resist Speed Trap Transparency




View Main Topics:

Get Email Updates
Subscribe with Google
Subscribe via RSS or E-Mail

Back To Front Page


Front Page | Get Updates | Site Map | News Archive | Search | RSS Feed
TheNewspaper.com: Driving politics
TheNewspaper.com