Promoting sustainability through
speed camera enforcement
It’s World Accreditation Day! #WAD2021 is a global initiative established to promote the value of accreditation.
In 2018, Road Safety Support was awarded ISO 17025 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to test the accuracy of speed cameras, vehicle speedometers, telematics and other speed measurement devices, either at its UK testing track or on any road in the world.
The skilled laboratory team test devices to a known precision, proving beyond doubt that the technology is working within specified limits and that the evidence from it can be relied upon in court.
Road Safety Support’s calibration laboratory, thought to be the only one of its kind worldwide, maintained its prestigious accreditation for another year following a rigorous audit by UKAS in January.
This year’s World Accreditation Day theme focuses on the use of accreditation in supporting the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Road Safety Support, a not-for-profit company, is committed to improving the environment through the testing of new speed cameras and other speed measurement devices for use on the UK’s roads. Speed enforcement technology plays a vital role in managing traffic speed, flow and congestion, which in turn reduces vehicle emissions and the impact on the environment.
Steve Callaghan, Manager of Road Safety Support’s International Speed Test Laboratory (pictured front), said: “We are very proud to be an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory - ISO Accreditation is the formal recognition that an organisation is competent to perform specific processes, activities or tasks in a reliable, credible and accurate manner.”
He added: “We’re delighted to be playing our part in supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by increasing the trust in the accuracy of speed enforcement devices.”