London Safety Camera Partnership 2

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will your funding reduction to the MPS London Safety Camera Partnership - meaning staff will only be able to process half the yearly number of camera enforcement incidents - improve road safety in London?


Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership 2

Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2006, the Department for Transport committed to providing TfL with £12.5m funding for road safety measures in 2009/10. The DfT subsequently withdrew this funding from TfL's settlement. The continued funding of the LSCP was therefore unbudgeted and as a result there has been a 50% reduction in funding.

Ongoing work to investigate ways to fund the London Safety Camera Partnership in future is looking to ensure that more drivers who receive tickets are processed though the system to resolution: for example, receiving three points and a fixed penalty, attending a speed awareness course; or a court summons.

However, what I want is for fewer drivers to re-offend, and the evidence is that educating drivers is far less likely to produce re-offending than the set fine and points on the licence option. Therefore the new way of working will focus on educating drivers in order to improve road safety.