Speed cameras in essex
Managed Motorway Cameras have been recently introduced on the M25 in Essex.
They are a fixed camera, generally located on the side of a motorway gantry, fitted with variable electronic speed limit signs.
A 36 month ‘baseline‘ period (referred to below) is used when selecting camera locations in order to ensure any collision patterns are well established and not random spikes in road traffic injuries that will return to normal of their own accord (an example of ‘regression to mean’ described above).
These are the familiar “Gatso” type speed cameras usually seen on urban roads.
If question 1 will be exempted due to cost implications, please limit the section between the M25 and Colchester.
It should be noted that these criteria are for guidance only, and ultimately the highway authority will make a decision on a site-by-site basis, judging each proposed scheme on its merits.These camera installations are single stand-alone units that are located on one or more approaches at a traffic signal controlled junction; there are currently 26 installations in the SERP’s area.The camera housings are painted yellow for added conspicuity and have been installed at locations where there has been a history of personal injury collisions involving at least 1 driver or rider that has disobeyed a red traffic signal.All cameras used for enforcement purposes are Home Office Type Approved, which guarantees the integrity of the equipment and ensures the monitored results are accurate, when the cameras are used in line with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Many challenges to their accuracy have been raised over the years, but the level of testing required under the Home Office Type Approval process, and the practice of having all cameras annually calibrated, ensure their accuracy is maintained.The speed camera data that can be downloaded here gives comparisons of collision data before and after the installation of the speed camera.