|London, 28th July 2004.
For immediate release.
Contact: Mark McArthur-Christie
"It's time the camera Partnerships came clean. We've had David Jamieson's assurance in March this year that cameras are correctly placed, followed by Alistair Darling's admission that they're not. Now we have a leading camera official resigning. It's time the Partnerships were made accountable and open to full, independent scrutiny."As a consequence, the ABD has called for an independent audit into all the UK's speed camera Partnerships, the placement of their cameras, partnership finances, and camera effectiveness. ABD Chairman Brian Gregory comments
"There's clearly a pressing need for an independent audit of the Partnerships - not the internal reports we've seen to date. Asking the camera partnerships to audit themselves is quite bizarre. This is an area for the National Audit Office to investigate. If the Partnerships have nothing to hide they should welcome the NAO with open arms."