Speeding from behind the camera

Northgate Information Solutions has announced that it is working in partnership with Northumbria Safety Camera Partnership on an innovative project to improve the openness and efficiency of the speeding fine process.

Mar 9, 2006
By David Howell

Northgate Information Solutions has announced that it is working in partnership with Northumbria Safety Camera Partnership on an innovative project to improve the openness and efficiency of the speeding fine process.

Northgate will provide consultancy with the aim of streamlining the business processes throughout the force’s fixed penalty unit and delivering greater efficiency. Northgate will also implement its ‘Public Access’ software to allow individuals who have received a penalty notice for speeding to view all the evidence relating to it online and free of charge. By logging on to a secure system, people will be able to view photographs, speed and site details and the calibration certificates of the speed camera.

Ray King, Project Manager for the Northumbria Safety Camera Partnership, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with Northgate on this project to vastly improve public access to information on speeding fines. It is important that people are given every opportunity to see that penalty notices serve a public safety purpose, and are not part of a revenue-raising exercise. Northgate’s consultancy services will also enable us to streamline our operation, freeing up valuable staff time to provide a better service to local people.”

Dave Meaden, Managing Director of Public Services, Northgate Information Solutions, added: “Speeding fines are just one part of an effective road safety strategy, but it is essential to demonstrate openness and transparency in the process. Northgate’s online penalty notice software and consultancy help to speed up the service police forces and Safety Camera Partnerships provide to the public through offering easy access to information at any time and a radical reduction in administration for back office staff.”

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