Two-thirds of drivers against ‘spy’ speed cameras

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 14:00
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ANGRY: Are spy cameras just a money-spinner?

‘Stealth’ speed cameras would be an extremely unwelcome introduction to the UK’s roads, a survey of professional drivers has revealed.

According to a poll by TrackCompare, 70% are against the new technology, which will be painted grey and tasked with catching speeding drivers on motorways.

Highways Agency proposals have revealed the cameras could soon hit busy sections of the UK’s most important motorways, including the M1, M6 and M25.

They are designed for use on ‘smart’ sections, where potential congestion is managed by a variety of methods, including speed limit control and opening hard shoulders.

“There’s no doubt most professional drivers believe the cameras will be introduced simply to help the government raise additional funds.”

Kjell Anderton, TrackCompare

However, critics claim the cameras are aimed at increasing income through fines and not at improving road safety.

TrackCompare visitors added that the cameras were ‘another money-making scheme’ and ‘another stealth tax’.

Kjell Anderton, Director at TrackCompare, said: “This poll prompted some strong reactions, as the comments show.

“Certainly, there’s no doubt most professional drivers believe the cameras will be introduced simply to help the government raise additional funds.”

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