GoSafe has 152 fixed camera sites throughout Wales to detect vehicles exceeding the posted speed limit on roads. They are placed at a location with a history of road traffic collisions in which speed was a causation factor in the incident or by the severity of the injury.
We also operate 46 Gatso red light cameras, which detect vehicles passing through traffic signals when the light is on red and 5 RedSpeed digital “speed on green” cameras, which are dual function in that they detect red light offences and speeding offences which occur when traffic is passing through the signals when the light is on green.
The most common make of fixed speed camera in Wales is the ‘Gatso’ – invented by former Dutch rally and racing driver Maurice Gatsonides. These cameras are painted yellow and are reflective so they can be easily identified.
Fixed speed camera sites have secondary check marks painted on the road surface at specified distances. The speed of the vehicle is confirmed by counting the number of marks the vehicle has passed over between the first and second photograph.
We also operate Truvelo Speed Cameras and SPECS Average speed cameras.
Please note, that the offical ruling is that calibration checks are not a condition of Home Office Type Approval.
The safety camera equipment used has been through stringent tests by the Home Office scientific department and has been given Home Office Type Approval. To gain this approval equipment in use must be calibrated, used by trained operators and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. The operators are trained to use the equipment correctly (evidence of procedures available in court) and equipment is calibrated.
The Calibration Certificates are available here