Friday, August 6, 2010
Speed cameras have triggered at least 28,000 crashes since 2001, according to new research.
The devices also cause motorists to drive erratically, to not concentrate on the road and to brake suddenly when one comes into sight, a study has revealed.
More than 80 per cent of drivers said they look at their speedometers rather than the cars in front when they approach a speed camera, a poll by insurance company LV revealed.
A third of more than 1,500 motorists quizzed said they had witnessed an accident or a near-miss as a result of drivers’ erratic behaviour caused by the machines.
This article was posted: Friday, August 6, 2010 at 7:39 am