Brake backs motorway speed camera plan

Brake backs motorway speed camera plan

Brake backs motorway speed camera plan

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ROAD safety charity Brake has spoken out in support of Highways Agency proposals to roll out speed cameras on stretches of ‘smart' motorways to target drivers who exceed the 70mph limit.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive, said: “Speed cameras are an extremely well-evidenced, cost effective way to improve safety, and reduce deaths and injuries on roads, preventing families from going through the trauma of a sudden bereavement or a life-changing injury.

“Put simply, speed cameras reduce speeding, which helps to prevent deadly crashes.

“Breaking the speed limit is risky and illegal, so only drivers who break the law will face fines.”

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9:02am Sat 8 Feb 14

ericbrip says...

BRAKE are bound to say this - they receive funding from speed camera manufacturers and providers of speed awareness courses
BRAKE are bound to say this - they receive funding from speed camera manufacturers and providers of speed awareness courses ericbrip
  • Score: 6

9:06am Sat 8 Feb 14

ericbrip says...

Further to my previous comment, there is more evidence that speed cameras cause collisions and casualties than there is that they prevent them.
Claims for their effectiveness of cameras comes only from those with vested commercial interest in their deployment.
Further to my previous comment, there is more evidence that speed cameras cause collisions and casualties than there is that they prevent them. Claims for their effectiveness of cameras comes only from those with vested commercial interest in their deployment. ericbrip
  • Score: 8

8:52pm Sat 8 Feb 14

lordgodalmighty says...

Lets hope these fashists get fatally injured by a motorist staring at his speedometer and not the road.
Lets hope these fashists get fatally injured by a motorist staring at his speedometer and not the road. lordgodalmighty
  • Score: -6

12:23pm Mon 10 Feb 14

theyardy says...

Highway Robbery, or should that be updated to Motorway Robbery.

History tells us that traveller's where always liable to be robbed as they moved around the country, but at least in the days of Dick Turpin, people could see who was taking their money.
Highway Robbery, or should that be updated to Motorway Robbery. History tells us that traveller's where always liable to be robbed as they moved around the country, but at least in the days of Dick Turpin, people could see who was taking their money. theyardy
  • Score: 4

4:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

duckface08 says...

BRAKE is one of the nannies in our nanny state.
BRAKE is one of the nannies in our nanny state. duckface08
  • Score: 3

8:25am Tue 11 Feb 14

Frontier_Pharmacist says...

Cruise control is the weapon to combat this, get up to 70mph, bung on the cruise control, light up a fag and phone your bestie while eating a sandwich. ladies can take the opportunity to update the lippy. Well its one thing less to concentrate and worry about.
Oh, word of warning, don't put your feet up on the dashboard and get the paper out, they get really upset at that.
Cruise control is the weapon to combat this, get up to 70mph, bung on the cruise control, light up a fag and phone your bestie while eating a sandwich. ladies can take the opportunity to update the lippy. Well its one thing less to concentrate and worry about. Oh, word of warning, don't put your feet up on the dashboard and get the paper out, they get really upset at that. Frontier_Pharmacist
  • Score: 3

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