The Future of Speedometers in
Road Traffic Enforcement


Online event with Steve Callaghan, ISO 17025 Calibration Laboratory Manager, Road Safety Support

2pm BST on Thursday September 9, 2021  

Register your place here

Police forces and fleet managers are invited to attend an online event exploring the history of the speedometer in speed enforcement and the advances that have been made in the calibration of analogue and digital speedometers.

In this webinar, we will hear from Steve Callaghan, forensic engineer and Road Safety Support ISO 17025 International Speed Test Laboratory Manager, who will look back at the methods used to calibrate analogue speedometers over the years and the new digital method launched by Road Safety Support in 2020.

The system was developed in response to the increase in the number of new vehicles now fitted with digital speedos as standard. It is futile to remove, check and then replace digital speedometers in a vehicle that itself is not checked as part of the calibration.

Road Safety Support was awarded ISO 17025 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in 2018 to test the accuracy of speed cameras, vehicle speedometers and other devices, either at its dedicated testing track or on any road across the world. The laboratory is believed to be the only one of its kind worldwide.

To date, the digital calibration service has been used by eight police forces to calibrate the digital speedometers in more than 30 cars and motorcycles, but the service will be equally beneficially to private companies that have a commitment to fleet safety and efficiency.

The police perspective

During the event, we’ll also hear from A/Chief Inspector Gareth Morgan, of South Wales Police, the first force to benefit from the Road Safety Support digital speedometer calibration service, about how it saved a Seat patrol car from being decommissioned.

The manufacturers’ perspective

We’ll hear from Steven Cowell, of the Volkswagen Group, about the benefits of the digital calibration service for vehicle manufacturers and the importance of now having access to a traceable and verifiable system.

How to register

Please book your place here.

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