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Speedmeter Type Approval

We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: In relation to the Gatso 24 we were asked:  How…

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

In relation to the Gatso 24 we were asked: 

  1. How can you be certain that use from a stationary vehicle will produce satisfactory results if it has not been tested in this mode? Please supply me any testing records or explanations as to how this information is gathered.
  2. Since the ACPO Code of Practice states “Must not be used from within a vehicle” then if the use of the device is from within a vehicle then please explain as to how it can operate from “within a vehicle” and still conform to the Code of Practice.
  3. Is it not just possible that the device as tested from within a moving vehicle was giving incorrect readings due it being vehicle mounted rather than being in a moving vehicle? Several European Countries employ the Gatso in moving vehicles so the tests from a moving vehicle may be not be the problem area. It may be that just because the device is actually mounted in a vehicle of any sort that causes the problem. Is there anything to substantiate that ONLY when it is in a MOVING vehicle that there are problems with the accuracy of the device?”

We released the following information on 6 August 2007.