No Bloodbath after Cameras Switched Off

The Northampton Chronicle & Echo provided more evidence today that shows speed cameras either do not have any effect on saving lives or make roads less safe. Almost a year after switching of speed cameras in Northamptonshire (UK), fatalities dropped from 24 to 19.

“It also gives some evidence that although speed has risen as a result of removing cameras, the consequence hasn’t been more serious accidents.”

This is also further evidence that higher speed does NOT equal more crashes or more severe crashes. The focus should be placed on engineering solutions, keeping all traffic moving at as close to the same speeds as possible, and more prominent causes of crashes such as distracted driving.

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