Speed cameras

Advice for New Drivers

Most drivers don’t like speed cameras. But the fact is, they save lives. And statistics show that they drastically reduce accidents.

Fixed safety cameras

Fixed site safety cameras are easy to see and are placed at locations where there’s likely to be a safety benefit. Their main purpose is to slow the traffic down in areas where there have been road accidents.

Average speed cameras

These are used on long stretches of road and record the number plates of all vehicles as they pass the camera. The time a vehicle takes to travel between two cameras can be measured and its average speed calculated. If this exceeds the speed limit for that road, the driver has committed an offence.

Mobile safety cameras

As well as fixed sites there are mobile safety camera units. These are particularly useful in reducing the ‘halo effect’ around the fixed site, where drivers slow down for the camera and speed up after it.