London Safety Camera Partnership (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3631
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why does the London Safety Camera Partnership's website not provide the calibration certificates of traffic-enforcement cameras as other Safety Camera Partnerships do?

Answer

Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership (1)

Answer for London Safety Camera Partnership (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The purpose of providing calibration certificates is to enable drivers to check whether the camera unit they were detected with was in calibration or not. The software that the Metropolitan Police Service currently operates does not make it possible to identify which offence was caught with which camera, so the publication of the calibration certificate is of very limited value and would only serve to generate further confusion for drivers. The London Safety Camera Partnership has looked at upgrading the software but the cost could not be justified for the limited return value.