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Home Office guidelines for the detection of motorcycles with mobile speed cameras installations.

FOI 4222 We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: “In a recent enquiry about the detection…

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FOI 4222

We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:

“In a recent enquiry about the detection of motorcycles with mobile speed cameras installations manufactured by Redflex, they stated that testing of the equipment supplied by them for accuracy and implementation was the responsibility of the Home Office in association with three police forces. Using the powers granted to me in the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please respond to the following questions
1. Has the Home Office carried out tests to establish an operating criteria when targeting motorcycles achieving a success rate of 100% in both detection and accuracy when taking into account the associated problems of small target mass, large non-reflective mass and the danger of corruptive detection due to the close proximity of larger reflective masses both mobile and static in all operational scenarios. A single
statement of yes or no will suffice in answer. Please note when answering a previous enquiry regarding this matter a negative response was given to a national newspaper
in April 2006.
2. Please identify the three police forces used to evaluate the mobile speed cameras manufactured by RedFlex which subsequently led to the criteria for the operational use of them against motorcycles encompassing all the associated difficulties previously mentioned.”