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UK To Loosen Rules to Allow More Speed Cameras
The UK government will reconsider regulations designed to limit speed cameras to locations with a proven accident history.

Epping RoadIn the UK, there are currently 6,000 fixed speed camera locations. Because of stringent guidelines on placement, nearly all of the available camera sites already have one installed.

So the British government has decided to open the door to thousands more cameras by considering elimination of the rules that, for example, require a significant speeding and accident history before a camera can be installed. In other words, a photo radar unit can be placed in locations with no proven speeding problem.

Police already have the discretion to install temporary cameras in a problem area.

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A site qualifies for fixed cameras only if all of the following apply:
Source: Speed camera blitz ahead (London Times (UK), 2/9/2005)

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