Speed Cameras on Road with Changed Speed Limits

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Dear Merseyside Police,

This is an official request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)

Presently two Gatso cameras are located on Heathfield Road, Southport, believed to be reference numbers NWM015 and NWM019, one Northbound and the other Southbound.
There are several questions surrounding the use of these cameras, as below.

1. The speed of this road when the cameras were installed was 30MPH. Since being installed the road speed has been lowered to 20MPH. Have these cameras also been adjusted to match the speed limit adjustment on this road?

2. If these cameras are no longer accurate to speed, will they still discover offenders of the 30MPH limit they were originally set to?

3. If an offender breaches the 30MPH and sets off the camera, how, and will they be charged?

4. If these cameras are no longer accurate, are they still active at all?

5. If the cameras are no longer active, why do both the cameras and appropriate road signs remain, advising road users of speed cameras?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Davis

Yours faithfully,

Mr Davis

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Dear Mr Davis

Response Letter - FOI Application DM2019/0373 (please quote in all
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I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on 11/03/2019.  I note that you seek access to the
following information:

(paraphrased) details relating to speed cameras on Heathfield Road,
Southport

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.  Please
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