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Do Some Speed Cameras Create Accidents


Article by: rob brady
Date: 24 Aug 2011

pocketgpsworld.com
BBC News have reported that speed cameras across England are showing mixed results in terms of accidents and injuries.

New Department for Transport (DfT) figures show that although some speed camera partnerships report a reduction in accidents and injuries due to the introduction of cameras, casualties have actually increased at some speed camera sites since they were installed.

The figures are drawn from the 75 local authorities across England who have so far submitted their data as part of a new speed camera transparency initiative.

The RAC commented "Unless this information is acted upon by local authorities then it becomes a pointless exercise. We've long called for a full audit of individual speed cameras, ensuring we keep the cameras that make a difference and replace those that don't with other safety measures."

   
 
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Posted by Calomax on Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:43 pm Reply with quote

BBC News HAS reported that speed cameras across England are showing mixed results in terms of accidents and injuries.


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Posted by h5djr on Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:43 pm Reply with quote

This just proves what a lot a us have said all along. Most so called 'Safety Cameras' have nothing to do with road safety and everything to do with raising money.

All those that have not had any effect on road safety should be removed including the camera boxes.


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Posted by dales on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:14 pm Reply with quote

St MARTIN, Guernsey (per Garmin).

Touche!

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Posted by DarrenR21373 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:23 am Reply with quote

It was the part of the report that I caught on the TV last night that said something to the effect of a camera was installed on a road with NO accidents... and since its installation, there have been 5.

Why the hell did they install a camera on a perfectly safe road to start with!?

Can you say "Revenue generator"?


Drive carefully; the Government needs all the Taxpayers it can get.

 
Posted by Andy_P on Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:59 pm Reply with quote

Cross-link to the other topic about this:

Casualties go up at 1 in 10 Humberside speed camera sites

(Shame there's no way to merge the topics)


"Settling in nicely" ;-)

 
Posted by JimmyTheHand on Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:31 am Reply with quote

Interesting article about accident statistics -
How do accidents happen?

speeding accounts for only 13.9% per cent of fatal accidents -

Quote:
A bigger cause [15.9 per cent] is going too fast for the conditions entering a bend too quickly, for instance when you might well be under the actual speed limit."


Biggest cause of road accidents in the UK today is "driver error or reaction".


J.

 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:41 am Reply with quote

JimmyTheHand Wrote:
Biggest cause of road accidents in the UK today is "driver error or reaction".
Then what we want is a camera that will detect "driver error or reaction" then.


 
Posted by Guivre46 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:48 am Reply with quote

The IAM has analysed 700,000 RTAs. The result is a bit frightening, not a lot is to do with speed: Link to IAM reports Here

Edit: Just realised JimmyTheHand got here first - sorry for duplication. Amended.


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Posted by Skippy on Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:49 pm Reply with quote

DarrenR21373 Wrote:
It was the part of the report that I caught on the TV last night that said something to the effect of a camera was installed on a road with NO accidents... and since its installation, there have been 5.

Why the hell did they install a camera on a perfectly safe road to start with!?

Can you say "Revenue generator"?


See, the sCamera partnership will say that just goes to "prove" that a camera was needed and it would have been much worse without it. Rolling Eyes Or something.


Gone fishing!

 
Posted by JimmyTheHand on Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:03 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Then what we want is a camera that will detect "driver error or reaction" then.


I'd be happy with cameras to detect tail-gaters


J.

 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:57 pm Reply with quote

JimmyTheHand Wrote:
M8TJT Wrote:
Then what we want is a camera that will detect "driver error or reaction" then.


I'd be happy with cameras to detect tail-gaters
You've aready got one. It's called a rear view mirror Twisted Evil


 
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