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[UK] Speed cameras 'cause erratic driving'

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by TonyE, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. And what a surprise!

    Speed cameras 'cause erratic driving'
    August 6, 2010 - 12:29PM

    Speed cameras can cause erratic driving by motorists, according to a survey released on Friday.

    As many as 81 per cent of drivers said they looked at their speedometers rather than the road when a camera came into view, the poll by insurance company LV= revealed.

    And five per cent admitted to braking suddenly when in sight of speed cameras, risking rear-end shunts.

    The poll of 1532 drivers also showed that 31 per cent had witnessed an accident, or a near-miss, as a result of drivers' erratic behaviour when faced with a camera.

    Almost half (46 per cent) of those surveyed reckoned cameras diverted attention away from other areas of their driving, while 11 per cent believed cameras actually increased the risk of an accident.

    Also, 46 per cent reckoned they existed only as a revenue raiser for the government.

    Full article...
  2. Sun to rise in east. If you let go of an object that is denser than air, it will fall. :)
  3. No shit sherlock
  4. and in other breaking news,

    the pope is catholic :bolt:
  5. Though it has to be said, the fixed speed camera system in NSW has been amazingly successful. While the blackspot system has potential to be abused (and is), the three warning system works very well and does not give the driving in fear feeling. I'd be willing to defend it (conditionally) until the pigs start flying.
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  7. One example of this sort of bad placement of speed cameras is here in Brisbane; as three lanes merge into two, entering the bridge, two lanes heading downhill on a right hand curve, they have placed a camera. As you need to be looking for merging traffic (and idiots that can't merge) you find yourself looking at the speedo instead. IMHO it is dangerous placement...
  8. :rofl: :rofl: rofl: @ grue