Highest resistance to speed cameras in London

Written by Ellie

New research published by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has highlighted widespread acceptance of speed cameras across the UK, apart from drivers in the English capital.

The strongest antipathy towards the use of speed cameras as a means of catching individuals that exceed the speed limit was seen among London motorists, according to the body's new poll.

It revealed that the national average for support for the use of speed cameras currently stands at 79 per cent. However, this figure falls to 69 per cent among Londoners.

IAM chief executive officer Sarah Sillars commented: "It is clear that most drivers accept that speed cameras are effective in reducing the numbers of people who are killed and seriously injured, but for many there is still an unfortunate link to revenue raising and a perception they are not always in the right places."

Indeed, Ms Sillars added that public support remains essential for the effective use of speed cameras in the UK, as road users need to feel assured that the technology is being used to improve road safety and not simply as a means of raising local authority revenues.

The fact that speed remains one of the most common contributory factors in fatal and serious accidents on the nation's roads each year means that all drivers – both professional and members of the public – must adhere to speed limits at all times.

Speed cameras therefore continue to play a crucial role in enforcing speed limits and deterring dangerous behaviours that could cost lives if left unchecked.


Posted on 3rd November 2015

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