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Speed cameras: 10 criticisms

There are some benefits to speed cameras, but research has also highlighted some flaws.

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Speed cameras

Since their introduction, speed cameras have consistently proven to be a remarkably cost effective and successful method of reducing casualties on the road. However, there have been a number of critical reports in the media branding speed cameras as a ‘failure’.

This research briefing – prepared by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and the Slower Speeds Initiative – reviews 10 of these criticisms of cameras and examines the research evidence surrounding them. The results reveal that many of the criticisms are either unfounded or, at best, seriously flawed and do not accurately represent the majority of research evidence.

 

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