Global review of evidence concludes that speed cameras work
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 3:17pm 28 October 2010
- Posted in: News and blogs
- Tagged with: uk, safety, speed cameras
A global review of speed camera effectiveness has concluded they are "a worthwhile intervention" for reducing serious injuries.
However, the review says more studies are needed to deduce exactly how effective speed cameras are.
Reductions in average speed ranged from 1% to 15%, and reduction in the proportion of vehicles breaking the speed limit ranged from 15% to 65%.
Reductions in fatalities and serious injuries before and after speed camera intervention ranged from 11% to 44%.
LCC's Mike Cavenett said, "The numbers speak for themselves: speed cameras encourage drivers to slow down, causing fewer and less-serious crashes.
"Therefore, it appears that Government's decision to stop funding speed cameras is likely to increase road danger significantly.
"Don't be surprised if vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians are adversely affected."