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New speed cameras go live

Two new fixed speed cameras introduced along Queensway and Waterport Wharf Road came into operation yesterday.

The Government of Gibraltar announced that as part of this project, all six fixed camera sites are now equipped with rear facing cameras which will capture any offending motor bike breaching the speed limit.

The speed limit in Gibraltar, unless otherwise stated, is 50km per hour and 35 km per hour for heavy goods vehicles and public service vehicles.

A statement from No. 6 Convent Place announcing this as part of the Sustainable Transport, Traffic and Parking Plan, said: “All speeding offences captured by these devices will be transmitted on-line in real time to the offices of Gibraltar Car Parks Limited.”

“A Notice of Intended Prosecution will then be issued and sent by registered mail to the registered owner of the offending vehicle. This will notify the owner of the intention to commence legal proceedings for the alleged offence of speeding.”

“The owner must then reply to Gibraltar Car Parks within 28 days providing the full name and address of the driver of the vehicle at the date and time of the offence.”

“Offences may be dealt with by way of a Conditional Offer of a Fixed Penalty Notice which will be sent by registered mail to the driver as declared by the owner of the offending vehicle. This allows the matter to be concluded through payment of a fixed penalty of £100, at which time liability of conviction for the offence is discharged.”

“Should the offender fail to accept the Conditional Offer, Gibraltar Car Parks will submit a report detailing the full circumstances of the case to the courts and a summons will be issued.”

Transport Minister Paul Balban said: “I am again delighted to see the continued roll out of initiatives and be able to announce today the second phase of our static Speed Camera project as part of the recommendations of the Sustainable Traffic, Transport and Parking Plan.”

“The cameras will be a valuable deterrent and help control speed on our roads and hence reducing risk to road users, but especially cyclists and pedestrians alike from the consequences of speed related accidents.”

“Speed cameras are also a vital tool in helping to reduce emissions. As part of this second phase, all speed camera sites have now been equipped with additional slave cameras that capture motorcyclists exceeding our speed limits.”

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