Average speed cameras reduce casualties

Home / News | posted on 30 09 2016

The RAC Foundation, supported by Road Safety Analysis has recently published results from a detailed study into the effectiveness of average speed cameras, looking at 25 years of data covering dozens of UK routes. Significant casualty reductions are seen where average speed enforcement has been used (once the Site Selection Period and national trend reduction have been removed from all casualty data), the average speed enforcement sites show a 36% reduction in the number of fatal and serious collisions.

Commenting on the results of the research, Richard Owen of Road Safety Analysis said "The statistical results clearly show good collision and associated casualty reductions on stretches of road where average speed cameras are used. As the results take into account other influencing factors and only consider the effects of the cameras in isolation, authorities could expect to see similar reductions on other roads where this type of technology is implemented. The reducing cost of average speed cameras and their ability to cover longer stretches of road make them a very cost effective solution that delivers proven results over a long period of time."

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Average speed cameras reduce casualties