Scots car insurance claims may be down

Monday, 01 August 2011

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Motor insurance claims made by drivers in Scotland may have decreased as new figures show a rapid reduction in casualties on the road.

Scotland's chief statistician has revealed the number of people killed or seriously injured at safety camera sites between 2008 and 2010 was roughly 63 per cent lower than in the three-year period prior to safety camera enforcement.

This reduction has been welcomed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which thinks the figures demonstrate the advantages of speed cameras.

Kathleen Braidwood, road safety officer at RoSPA Scotland, said: "It is clear that cameras are helping to reduce the misery caused by crashes across Scotland."

Ms Braidwood also noted that the use of cameras is part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent speed-related injuries every week at camera sites.

In addition, she advised motorists to ensure that they drive according to the conditions and never break the speed limit.
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