The Greater Manchester Casualty Reduction Partnership came into being on 1
April 2007, replacing the former Safety Camera Partnership which operated
from April 2003 to March 2007 under the terms of the Department for
Transport's National Safety Camera Programme. Central Government took the
decision that the time was right to integrate safety camera operations into
mainstream road safety activity. The Government's intention is for new
Partnerships to be formed to continue safety camera operations and to take a
broader approach to road safety.
The Partnership's aims and objectives are to support and assist the highway
authorities, Police and other agencies to reduce road casualties. The purpose
of carrying out targeted enforcement at buffers has shown a substantial
problem with casualties from speed (or red traffic signal) related collisions and
co-ordinating and supporting wider road casualty initiatives. Selection of
enforcement buffers is in accordance with the Partnership's protocols, a
process led by comprehensive analysis taking account of the definitive
collisions record and speed data at those locations.
In line with the Government’s commitment to increase transparency and
accountability to the public, the Minister for Road Safety Mike Penning wrote to
all Local Authorities on the 26th June 2011, requiring local authorities or
partnerships to publish information about the impact and use of Safety Cameras
within their area.
The following information available:
the numbers of collisions and casualties at camera locations both before
and after cameras were installed,
the number of speeding prosecutions arising from each camera site
information on the number of motorists fined, those that completed a
speed awareness course or receive a court summons.
Speed enforcement is always considered the last resort, and concerns about
speeding in a particular area should be directed to the local highway authority
responsible for road safety. The local highway authority has local knowledge of
the location, and is in a position to consider alternative engineering solutions.
For further details please contact your local Authority below :-