National Security Ministry officials moved to set the record straight today, now that they are aware of the “online imagery and commentary circulating regarding ‘speed trap cameras’.”

A statement released today said: “The Ministry however noted that contrary to the social media posts which have captivated the community’s interest, speed cameras are not currently operational in Bermuda.

“And instead the Ministry encouraged the public to be mindful of its ongoing and active CCTV installation project.”

A Ministry spokeswoman added: “As a reminder our CCTV initiative is one of our Throne Speech pledges. As the Ministry has stated in numerous announcements, most recently October 2023, the installation of the new CCTV system continues and is well advanced towards completion. We’re very excited about its progress and anticipate updating the public about this project in the near future.”

The Ministry spokeswoman continued, “As we previously shared, this CCTV system will provide enhanced capabilities, such as license plate recognition, and it precedes the installation of speed cameras. It’s expected that speed cameras will form part of the new CCTV system, however that is another aspect that will be implemented as part of the project’s next steps.

“Lastly, the heightened public interest in this particular online activity serves as a timely public safety reminder to urge the motoring public to please be responsible when travelling on our roads. Please slow down, please be mindful of others on our roads and above all, please exercise care, courtesy and caution.”

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