First speed cameras arrive in Gibraltar

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HM Government of Gibraltar
Transport Minister Paul Balban launches the first speed camera

GIBRALTAR has introduced speed cameras on selected roads.

As the number of cars driving around roads on the Rock has increased dramatically there is also evidence that drivers of cars and motorcycles are regularly breaking speed limits with potentially dangerous results.

In an effort to persuade drivers to slow down and in addition to electronic speed displays, the government has decided to tackle roads where speeding is most prevalent and static speed cameras are being introduced.

The first three locations for the cameras are Devil’s Tower Road, Rosia Road, and Europa Advance Road under a pilot scheme which, if successful, will see more of the bright yellow cameras appearing in other roads.

All speeding offences captured by these devices will be transmitted online in real time mode to the offices of Gibraltar Car Parks Limited (GCPL). A Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) will then be issued and sent by registered mail to the owner of the vehicle who will need to confirm the name address of the driver within 28 days.

If the driver or owner pays a fixed penalty of £100 within the permitted time frame then the matter will be considered closed, but if they do not then they may be taken to court.

At this stage, it is not known whether the Gibraltar authorities have access to the details of registered owners of vehicles from outside of the territory but for the sake of clarity, the speed limit for cars and motor cycles unless otherwise stated is 50km/h and 35km/h for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and Public Service Vehicles. 

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