Motor insurance: Hidden cameras 'bad practice'

Tuesday, 06 May 2008

Operating techniques by police in Derbyshire using speed cameras have been met with criticism by locals.

Belper's Andy Evans stated that the methods taken on by the force could be seen as being "underhand" and may trick drivers, reports the Belper News.

He argued that hidden devices are not a useful way of slowing drivers down and are instead deployed singularly to punish them for their actions.

In response to these comments, a Derbyshire police spokesman noted that it is up to motorists to show more vigilance and keep to the speed limit no matter what.

This official told the paper: "Work is carried out on routes which are already signposted as having speed enforcement cameras sited on them and analysis has highlighted as being collision hotspots."

In related news, cameras are to be installed in lollipop poles in certain parts of the country in a bid to capture drivers behaving aggressively.

Those breaking the law may find that their car insurance premiums are affected.

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