Road Safety Support’s speed camera testing facility now an official laboratory

Road Safety Support’s facility for testing the accuracy of speed cameras and other speed measurement devices has passed a stringent accreditation process and is now recognised internationally as an official testing laboratory.

The not-for-profit company, which provides specialist services to the majority of police forces and highway authorities in the UK, has been awarded ISO 17025, the most important standard for testing laboratories around the world.

The facility has been approved by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to test the accuracy of speed cameras, vehicle speedometers and other devices, either at its dedicated testing track at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire or on any road across the world.

It is one of just a small number of accredited laboratories of its kind worldwide.

Trevor Hall, Managing Director of Road Safety Support, said: “We are incredibly proud to achieve this accreditation. It reflects the high standards, knowledge and professionalism of Road Safety Support and our team responsible for the testing and calibration process.

“This is a very unique accreditation that very few organisations in the world have obtained for this specific use.” 

He added: “It is a very exciting time for our company, and this achievement is a testimony to our commitment to road casualty reduction by ensuring that the enforcement technology in use on our roads is effective and reliable.”

ISO 17025 specifies the competence and quality management system requirements for laboratories that provide testing or calibration services.

It gives confidence that the validity of the results provided, and the accuracy of the measurements undertaken can be relied upon and are traceable to national standards.

For a number of years, Road Safety Support has been responsible for testing the reliability and accuracy of new speed cameras and other road traffic enforcement technologies in the Type Approval process, on behalf of the Home Office. The company will use its new accreditation to strengthen that process.

Now an accredited laboratory for speed measurement, Road Safety Support will be offering testing and verification services to the police service, manufacturers of speed enforcement technology, the motoring industry and other related organisations. 

Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the home of Cox Automotive Vehicle Solutions, Manheim Vehicle Services, Manheim Auction Services and Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. Situated within a 670-acre site, Cox Automotive customers and vehicle manufacturers, finance companies and dealers can access the extensive proving ground facilities at Bruntingthorpe which range from vehicle testing through to vehicle launches, media events and dealer training.

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