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Do cameras work as a long term road safety solution?

9 September 2010

For a number of years now, there have been many questions asked about whether safety cameras really do work to reduce deaths and injuries on our roads. Some have contended they are a quick fix, or an easy solution selected only to raise revenues.

In a ground breaking study, the Thames Valley Safer Roads Partnership have looked at collision records dating back to the early 1990s and reviewed the performance of camera sites against the rest of the road network over this time.

The results are significant; the report shows that the cameras not only offer the short-term improvement that have been criticised as statistical anomalies, the long-term trend shows that cameras have improved collision rates and continue to keep them low over time.

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