Save our cameras

Speed cameras are proven to be extremely effective at slowing down traffic and preventing unnecessary and tragic deaths and injuries on our roads.[1] They have been criticised as being an ‘unfair war on motorists’ when in reality they are accepted and supported by the majority of drivers as a legitimate road safety measure, and work. [2]

There is a vast amount of academic evidence showing both the importance of reducing speeds in order to prevent casualties, and that cameras are successful in achieving this. Studies have found that fixed cameras can cut the number of drivers speeding at camera sites by more than two-thirds.[3] 

If we enforce speed limits effectively and reduce speeds, drivers have more time to react and stop in time. Removal of speed cameras is grossly irresponsible and inevitably will costs lives. Read more about speed limit enforcement and speed cameras.

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Campaign news

Defending life-saving cameras against bad use of statistics, 25.08.11
Brake response to speed camera data published by Department for Transport, 24.08.11
Life-saving benefits of Scottish speed cameras demonstrated, 27.07.11
Speed cameras switched back on in Oxfordshire, 1 April 2011
Brake comments on story showing many speed camera boxes are empty, 27.01.11
Report shows 800 lives saved by speed cameras annually
, 24.11.10
Speed camera to come back in Oxfordshire, 24.11.10
Wells MP wins Brake and Direct Line's award for speed camera campaign, 04.11.10
Clare Brixey leads a protest in Wiltshire at the decommissioning of speed cameras, 20.08.10
Wiltshire and Swindon Road Safety partnership to close because of cuts to road safety, 04.08.10
Comedian David Mitchell says 'You can't play fast and loose with speed!', 10.05.09

 

[1] The national safety camera programme four-year evaluation report (PA Consulting and UCL, 2005)
[2] A 2008 AA/Populus survey of 11,388 AA members found that 70% accept the use of speed cameras
[3] The national safety camera programme four-year evaluation report (PA Consulting and UCL, 2005)

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