Type Approval

Type Approval

Key Facts:

  • In the context of this synthesis, type approval is the process by which enforcement equipment is approved by the Home Office.

  • This allows the equipment to be used by police forces (or safety camera partnerships), in order to record data which is admissible as evidence in prosecutions.

  • Type approval provides an assurance of the technical accuracy and reliability of a traffic enforcement device and the data which it collects.

  • The type approval process for enforcement equipment is rigorous and well established.

  • The high-level process is the same regardless of the type of equipment for which approval is being sought.

  • However, the specific tests which the equipment is subjected to will vary to suit the purpose of the equipment (e.g. drug testers and speed cameras).

  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 03:05 PM
  • Last Update: 15 Mar 2013, 10:00 AM