RedSpeed to supply speed and safety cameras to TfL

RedSpeed International has won a contract to supply around 600 speed and red light safety cameras to Transport for London (TfL).

TfL is replacing hundreds of old “wet film” cameras with more efficient 21st century digital technology in order to help further reduce casualties on London’s roads.

Safety cameras have proved successful in reducing road casualties in recent years. At locations where safety cameras operate in the capital, research shows that the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) fell by an average of 58%, meaning that the cameras help to prevent some 500 deaths or serious injuries each year. During 2013, 29 of the 132 fatal collisions that occurred in London involved speeding as a contributory factor.

The installation of the RedSpeed digital red light camera replacement in London has already started. The cameras not only enforce against “red light running”, but also monitor and enforce against vehicles breaking the speed limit while going through traffic lights during the green and amber phase (“speed on green”), providing enhanced safety at junctions where the risk is higher.

The installation of SpeedCurb (spot speed) digital cameras is scheduled to start in October. As digital cameras they operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

RedSpeed International’s managing director Robert Ryan said: “RedSpeed has a long history in the digital enforcement market and this success is testimony to the expertise and professional approach of all parties, combined with the willingness to get the job done with the ultimate aim of saving lives.”

Ben Plowden, director of strategy and planning at TfL, added: “Ensuring that all road users are acting responsibly is vitally important to ensure that the capital’s roads are kept safe for all. We are committed to delivering a 40% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on the capital’s roads by 2020.

“We’ve worked closely with the London boroughs and police on implementing this important upgrade and, by ensuring that our safety cameras have the latest digital technology, we can help further reduce the number of unnecessary speed-related collisions that occur each year.”

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You should have asked what percentage reduction occurred in London over the same period where there were no cameras – that the figure was the same 58%, which tells you all you need to know about camera effectiveness (it’s zero).