Speed & Safety Camera News
Safety cameras are often a sore point for Britain’s drivers as many of us have been caught out and had to pay a fine for a seemingly minor incident.
Shockingly the majority of UK drivers speed on the roads, according to a recent study. The survey looked at how speed cameras affected driver behaviour.
Time-delayed double speed cameras that will capture a photograph of the person who is at the wheel as well as the number plate are being trialled by the police.
Motorists in the UK are not happy with the current system of points for speeding a recent report has revealed. Almost two thirds of those asked said penalty points for speeding are unfair and are not sufficient to stop people speeding.
Drivers who do not report the details of who was behind the wheel at the time of a speeding offence will face a six-point penalty as part of new regulation.
Police officers across the UK are being given targets in a bid to catch speeding motorists. Chiefs in Norfolk have told the county's police force to focus on speeding drivers and those caught without seatbelts.
The government is to massively expand the nation's network of speed cameras into 20mph residential areas as an alternative to speed bumps. The new cameras will cover entry and exit points to neighbourhoods and will automatically calculate drivers' speeds.
Traffic congestion wastes drivers’ time and fuel, pollutes the atmosphere, reduces employment, and pushes businesses and shoppers away from cities.
Every year in the UK over 16,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road accidents, including around 2,500 who are killed or seriously injured.
The epidemic of illegal number plates is sweeping the country with motorists altering the spacing, changing the font and moving screws to change the characters so they look like a different one, which makes it difficult to identify the vehicle.