23 April 2013

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More than two-thirds of British drivers believe that speed cameras only exist to make money, new research shows.

More than two out of three drivers in the UK believes speed cameras only exist to make money for the government, a new survey shows.

Around 70 per cent of motorists asked in the research said that the cameras existed to generate revenue rather than to prevent accidents - which perhaps explains why over three-quarters think the devices are positioned to catch people out rather than to monitor accident black spots.

As a result, it may not be surprising that 45 per cent of drivers do not believe cameras reduce the number of accidents on Britain’s roads at all. A similar percentage even went as far as to say the devices should be banned.

But it seems that cameras are not having any lasting impact on driving behaviour. Just over a third admitted that they broke the speed limit when they felt it was safe to do so, while 29 per cent said that they would slow down as they approached the camera and then speed up afterwards.

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