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Do Some Speed Cameras Create Accidents?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Do Some Speed Cameras Create Accidents? Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St MARTIN, Guernsey (per Garmin).

Touche!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: 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"?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: 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)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject: speeding accounts for only 13.9% per cent of fatal accidents Reply with quote

Interesting article about accident statistics -
How do accidents happen?

speeding accounts for only 13.9% per cent of fatal accidents -
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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".
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: speeding accounts for only 13.9% per cent of fatal accid 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.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:49 pm    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: speeding accounts for only 13.9% per cent of fatal accid 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
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: speeding accounts for only 13.9% per cent of fatal accid 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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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: speeding accounts for only 13.9% per cent of fatal accid Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
You've aready got one. It's called a rear view mirror Twisted Evil

Yes but that doesn't do anything to teach them they should drive differently - especially since the reason I am hanging back slightly from car in front is it has the word Police in large letters
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