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Speed camera effectiveness

24 November 2010

Eight hundred more people could be killed or seriously injured each year if speed cameras are decommissioned. 

New research for the RAC Foundation shows the number of casualties on Britain’s roads could increase if all the fixed and mobile speed cameras in use before the road safety grant was cut this summer are deactivated.

The report by Professor Richard Allsop is published by the RAC Foundation and available to download.

In it, Profesor Allsop demonstrates the continuing benefit of speed cameras across our road network and highlights the widespread public support for them.

He also dispels the myth that penalties generated by cameras are a significant source of revenue. In 2007, for example, only £4 of every £60 raised in penalties was net income to the Treasury, and there was no surplus for local authorities or the police.


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