Speed Cameras, Good Or Bad?

Monday, 29. August 2011

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The Department for Transport has started to issue statistics on their website relating to individual speed cameras with a mixed response. The overall pictures suggests that road accidents and speed at camera locations is no less than the national average which has dropped over the last 10 years. Mike Penning, Road Safety Minister said that the statistics were being published as he felt local taxpayers should see how effectively their taxes were being used and whether speed cameras were saving lives.

Some say that the statistics simply show that cameras are ineffective whilst others say that a fine dissection of the statistics show that lives are saved and the roads are made safer.

Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the pro-motoring RAC Foundation claimed that cameras saved about 80 lives every year but in order to arrive at this conclusion the statistics required very careful analytical handling.

We’ve seen a conscious move away from speed cameras since the coalition took over following the claim made by Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, that he would end ‘the war on motorists.’


Image by Getty Images via @daylife

The Government has now turned its attention to those that are driving without insurance and those that embark on ‘wilful, reckless driving.’ Do you agree with this move? Let me know? By Graham Hill

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