Car insurance holders will see more speed cameras switched off

Friday, 04 February 2011

Car insurance policyholders in the West Midlands will soon see more speed cameras switched off.

More than 300 devices in the region will stop working on April 1st, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The number of drivers facing three points on their licence, which would impact on their motor insurance premiums, is likely to fall as a result.

Tom Ansell, the chairman of the West Midlands Planning and Transport Committee, told the newspaper the move was in a bid to reduce their spending, as their road safety budget has been slashed.

Claire Armstrong, from anti-camera group Safespeed, told the news provider: "We are extremely encouraged that councils are deciding to consider better engineering solutions than speed cameras."

"It will assist drivers to concentrate on the road rather than their speedometer," she added.

Recently, a survey by Which? revealed fewer than half of all the speed cameras in England and Wales work at any one time.

Posted by Noel Martin

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