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Introduction of 30mph Average Speed Cameras in Measham

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Dear Leicestershire County Council,

I note from recent media reports that Leicestershire County Council may have provided funding for some new Average Speed Cameras (30mph) on Burton Road, Measham on the basis that they will improve road safety and are strictly not to raise money or punish ordinary commuters.

FOI Q1.For the site in question please provide the recent supporting accident data, namely the Killed or Seriously injured (KSI) figures for the past six years identifying the casualties as motorists,cyclists, pedestrians or others, with further identification of adults or children (with age group specified) and time of day.

FOI Q2.For the site in question, again for the past six years, please provide all the supporting data regarding speed issues, including the 95 percentile speed of vehicles along the route, specifying the direction of travel and time of day.

FOI Q3.The possibly unreliable media reports advise the costs for the introduction of these average speed cameras on a trial basis is approximately £500,000, however I am aware that this figure also accounts for the introduction of Average Speed Cameras in 2 additional locations namely Sharnford and Walcote.
Focusing solely on the Measham site, please confirm the actual total figure for costs which the council anticipate, and please provide detailed breakdown of how the money is budgeted to be spent, and please confirm the source for the money and identify any grants or loans received, or expected to be received, which may contribute towards the launch and/or operation of the cameras.

FOI Q4.Please confirm the manufacturer and supplier of the Cameras, confirm if the cameras are the now the property of the council or rented, and what maintenance schedule they require.

FOI Q5 .Media reports state that the cameras are not there for revenue generation and that any income from fines is all passed on to the Treasury, and the money from those who choose to avoid fines by paying for speed awareness course is presumeably not a source of revenue either.
Please advise if the council receive any revenue from the running of these cameras, including referral fees, or if they are simply a financial drain on Leicestershire taxpayers with the alleged benefit of less accidents.
Please advise if there is a business plan for these cameras and, if so,please provide disclosure of it.

FOI Q6.Please identify all the dates of the council meetings where these cameras were discussed prior to installation, please confirm at which meeting they were actually voted for approval and please confirm if there was any quantifiable public consultation survey.

END OF FOI REQUEST.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Green

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Green

[FOI #489392 email]

05/06/2018

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number :10442
Description :Average Speed Cameras

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J Newman left an annotation ()

Hi. I'm not sure if you are for or against this scheme, but hope you don't mind a comment. The problem I have is with the relevance of average speeds at all - it's saying in effect that its OK to speed some of the time, just not all of the time. My interest stems from living in Hinckley on a road that LCC spent a fortune traffic-calming to no effect whatsoever. It has become clear that the speed data they collect is used without applying statistical rigour so the results they quote are not necessarily representative and therefore not valid.

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Green

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26/06/2018

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number :10442
Description :Average Speed Cameras

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