Speed cameras catch 1000 drivers in 2 days

Home / News | posted on 08 09 2016

The Midlands Express and Star report that more than a thousand drivers were "caught out" by the average speed cameras being used as part of works on the M6 in just two days.

Although compliance levels in locations where average speed enforcement are used is usually far better than where other forms of control are utilised, this example shows that not everyone understands the relevance of the word "average" on the supplementary signs. It further shows that the general perception of drivers is that speed limits in general, and specifically at works sites, are something which it is acceptable to flout. Maybe the wider deployment of average speed enforcement on the motorway network, not just at temporary speed limits, might help to tackle the "camera surfing" that occurs in areas where Variable Speed Limits are used?

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Speed cameras catch 1000 drivers in 2 days