Plans to upgrade speed cameras on selected Greater Manchester routes - what drivers need to know

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New average speed cameras are being installed across Greater Manchester. 

Transport for Greater Manchester is upgrading speed cameras across 25 routes track how long it takes a vehicle to travel between two set points on a road using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).  TfGM and Greater Manchester Police have worked with technology provider Jenoptik to analyse each route to ensure the cameras are placed at the most optimal points. 

Speed cameras are being upgraded across Greater ManchesterSpeed cameras are being upgraded across Greater Manchester
Speed cameras are being upgraded across Greater Manchester
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Like the 91 spot speed cameras being upgraded with VECTOR-SR camera technology by Jenoptik in Greater Manchester, the new ANPR cameras are only approved by the Home Office for speed enforcement and will not be used for any other monitoring purposes. They are also not capable of automatically detecting any other offences such as using a mobile phone while driving, or not wearing a seat belt. However, if GMP identify any other offences taking place when reviewing the speeding offence imagery, then the matter will be reviewed.

Superintendent Gareth Parkin from GMP’s Specialist Operations said: “These speed camera upgrades across 25 routes in Greater Manchester are a fantastic improvement on road safety measures for all who live, work and visit the area. We have seen almost 600 people either lose their lives or be seriously injured between 2020 and 2022, this is completely unacceptable.

“Speeding represents one of the ‘fatal four’ that we focus on here in Greater Manchester, alongside drink and drug driving, using mobile devices behind the wheel and the non-wearing of seat belts. We are proud to be working with our partners at Transport for Greater Manchester to try and eradicate reckless and anti-social drivers from our roads.”