There are two types of speed checks in Medway: safety camera checks and speed counts.
Safety camera checks - these can be fixed or mobile and are used at several locations across Medway. They are funded by and operated on behalf of the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership.
Speed counts - these are laid across the road and record the speed of passing traffic. These record information about the speed and number of vehicles. Speed counts can also be used for intelligence-led enforcement, so if there are many comments from the public on a particular stretch of road, a speed count can be carried out. If this shows high speed is a problem, a report will be passed to the police and steps taken to enforce the speed limit at this location.
If you have received a speeding ticket, want to know where safety cameras are, or need more information about speed awareness courses then visit Kent & Medway Camera Safety Partnership website.
Speed Awareness courses are delivered by Kent County Council with a course location in Medway.
Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership (KMSCP)
Since the introduction of safety cameras in Kent and Medway, the number of people killed or seriously injured at camera sites has been reduced by 74 per cent.
The KMSCP is responsible for the operation of safety cameras - speed, red light, Speed Check Enforcement System (SPECS) and mobile - in Kent and Medway. The partnership was formed in 2002 and comprises of 4 partners:
Did you know that:
- fixed safety camera sites are in place where three or more people have been killed or seriously injured in speed-related crashes, over a 1.5km stretch of road, in the three years prior to installation
- where you see the black and white camera signs but no fixed camera, the signs are warning you that a safety camera van may be enforcing along that stretch of road
- safety camera vans operate in areas where at least one person has been killed or seriously injured in a speed-related crash or crashes, over a 5km stretch of road, in the three years prior to installation
Take a look at the Kent & Medway Camera Safety Partnership safety camera myth buster for more facts.