More than 10,000 car insurance holders caught by 10 speed cameras

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

More than 10,000 car insurance policyholders were caught by just ten speed cameras over the course of a year in Staffordshire, new data has revealed.

Figures obtained by the Sentinel newspaper showed that 38 per cent of the 26,240 speeding tickets issued to motor insurance holders in the county came from just ten cameras.

Paul Biggs, Staffordshire representative of the Association of British Drivers, told the news provider: "In Staffordshire many of the speed limits are inappropriate. The cameras are being placed to enforce these speed limits rather than being related to any real risk.

"In a lot of places, there is no evidence of the cameras reducing accidents. It's not about safety, it's about raising money."

Recently, a study conducted on behalf of the RAC Foundation revealed if speed cameras are decommissioned, 800 people could die on Britain's roads.

Professor Richard Allsop from University College London, who carried out the study, said the cameras have improved safety since they were introduced.

Posted by Noel Martin

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