Car insurance: Speed cameras make roads 'more dangerous'

Tuesday, 10 October 2006

The rise in speed cameras on British roads may be responsible for an increase in uninsured drivers, according to a new report.

Chris Grayling, the shadow transport spokesman, is leading a new movement which demands that uninsured drivers feel able to do so because they are being policed by machines, rather than by police.

The Safe Speed campaign agrees that traditional policing methods should be brought back and a greater police presence be visible on the roads.

Mr Grayling told the Observer: "I attribute the number of hit-and-run accidents to the number of people who are operating outside the law. If you have got someone on the road in a knackered car, without a license and insurance, having a speed camera by the side of the road makes no sense at all because it can't stop them."

Getting a cheap car insurance quote online gets ever more vital when we consider that the amount of hit-and-run accidents has risen by 30 per cent since 1997. The increase is blamed on drivers being reluctant to stop after a crash because they do not have adequate motor vehicle insurance.

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