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Measurements subject to Metrological Control (Amendment) Regulations, 2022



From: Ministry for Inclusion, Voluntary Organisations and Consumer Rights
(Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority)
​Published: 27 July 2022
Running till: 17 August 2022
​Last Updated: ​23 August 2022

Consultation Outcome: Final Report
Public Consultation - Measurements subject to Metrological Control (Amendment) Regulations 2022.pdfPublic Consultation - Measurements subject to Metrological Control (Amendment) Regulations 2022.pdf

Original Consultation

1.        Background​

Regulation 4 of the Measurements subject to Metrological Control Regulations, 2011 (S.L 454.17) provides that speed cameras shall  be  subjected  to  periodical legal  metrological  control in line with  the  conditions  laid  down in the Schedule to the Regulations. In terms of the Schedule to the Regulations, speed cameras shall be subjected to such metrological control on an annual basis.

Following investigations conducted by the Standards and Metrology Institute (‘SMI’) within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (‘MCCAA’), it transpired that speed cameras placed on the Maltese market and put into service on the Maltese roads, have since 2011 been subjected to metrological testing (control) in an independent and accredited testing centre. Such testing centre repeatedly certified that speed cameras should require re-testing every two years. Moreover, from all certificates obtained by SMI, it is evident that since being put into service, such speed cameras have consistently given accurate readings without requiring calibration. 

Given that, in line with the foregoing, speed cameras put into service have been certified by an independent testing centre as consistently giving accurate readings and requiring metrological control every two years, it is being proposed that the periodicity for metrological control of speed cameras be extended to two years instead of the current one year. 

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