‘Spy’ speed cameras sweep UK motorways

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STEALTH: Cameras to be grey, not yellow

Stealthy speed cameras aimed at catching motorists driving faster than 70mph are set to sweep motorways across the UK.

The Highways Agency-proposed cameras, which will likely be dull grey rather than bright yellow, could soon be rolled out on key motorways including the M1, M25 and M6.

Cameras would target drivers exceeding the 70mph limit, and deployed on sections of ‘smart’ motorway, where traffic flow is controlled using numerous techniques.

The Highways Agency claim such ‘smart’ motorways will prevent traffic jams and aid flow by controlling limits and opening hard shoulders to traffic where required.

Road safety charity Brake welcomed the proposals.

Julie Townsend, Deputy Chief Executive of Brake, said: “Speed cameras are an extremely well evidenced, cost-effective way to improve safety and reduce deaths and injuries on roads where they are placed, preventing families going through the trauma of a sudden bereavement or 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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4 Comments

  1. Increase the speed limit (on motorways only) to 80 – 90 paint them yellow, and sign them up and they may work. other than that, they are just another TAX SCAM and will actually cause more accidents with drivers braking sharply when they think they have spotted one!!!

    Maybe they should think about cameras to target Lane Sitters that don’t pullover. I guarantee this would generate more income.

  2. I am all for it in built up areas however what about when their is not a lot about sitting at 70mph you could fall asleep and crash !! most of us do 80ish when the motorway is clear , just another government SCAM TO GAIN !!

  3. This is crazy.

  4. What a load of cobblers, just another stealth tax – “Not True you say” then why are they painted grey…? do they take into consideration the length of time the speed limit was exceeded, was the alleged dangerous speeder accelerating to pass some twit who was doing 60 in the outside lane for 5 miles before pulling over, and did the camera see this dreadful speeding lunatic safely moving back to the left most lane and continuing on at the national speed limit when the manoeuvre was completed…?.

    Tax and Death the only certainty in life..