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News
German optoelectronics group Jenoptik has bought 92 per cent of the shares in Vysionics, the UK supplier of the SPECS average speed camera... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Lacking any dates and including the weasel phrase “help to prevent”, Transport for London’s reference to a 58% reduction in killed... continue
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Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve, The Reeve Partnership, Godalming, Surrey GU7
I am glad to see that my letter provoked a response from those who oppose speed cameras (Letters LTT 14 Nov). It gives us a chance to have a sensible... continue
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In brief
Speed cameras help prevent 500 deaths or serious injuries on London’s roads each year, members of Transport for London’s surface... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
As an ex-police officer who has prosecuted many drivers and completed many STATS19 forms, I am sorry that Iain Reeve finds the unnecessary... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Statistics is sometimes defined as a method of drawing a straight line between an unproven assumption and a foregone conclusion but Mr Reeve (ibid)... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
In the last edition Iain Reeve concludes that “speed cameras are one of the best things we have for tackling the main root cause of [road... continue
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Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve
Am I the only one who is growing both alarmed and a bit bored by the current debate about speed cameras? Let’s see if we can inject some common... continue
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Regular news
An average speed camera system went live this week on the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness. In tandem with the cameras, the speed limit for heavy... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Northumberland County Council has cited hotly-contested research into the effects of speed cameras to justify the council remaining a member of the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
Tiffany Lynch suggests, quite rightly, that we get back to basics on road safety (Letters LTT 19 Sep). But what are these basics? Surely not those... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Analysis carried out by Dr Geoff Luxford shows that, during the 13 years prior to 1995, the time when the cameras really started to bite, deaths per... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
I must respond to Ian Drummond, an ex-council official, and his long letter denouncing regression to the mean (ibid). Firstly, I would ask how many... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
I agree in general terms with much of what Ian Drummond writes about the misuse of statistics, including the introduction of unnecessary complexity... continue
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Regular news
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) has awarded Siemens a contract to replace existing speed cameras on selected routes in the capital with new digital... continue
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Letters to the editor
I was most interested in the two-page spread of letters in the last LTT from Messrs Drummond, Francis and Mooney about the statistical justification... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Mooney is a retired physicist, who has worked in fire safety research.
The recent papers by researchers from Newcastle University and the Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative have determined that mobile speed cameras cut... continue
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Letters to the editor
Regression to the mean (RTM) has been well understood for a hundred years and is clearly visible in any graph of road accidents, so the fact that... continue
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Letters to the editor
Death and injury on the roads has been a scourge of society since before even the invention of the motor car. Officials, campaigners and vehicle... continue
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Detail
Vysionics has received Home Office Type Approval for its SPECS 3 VECTOR average speed cameras, the firm’s first fully integrated camera unit in... continue
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