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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 15:07 

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Source: Express and Star Newspaper.

Speed cameras do not cut fatal accidents new government research reveals.
Scientists examined 149 accident blackspots in 30 mph zones throughout the country and they found cameras had little or no effect on deaths or serious injuries.
The five year study was carried out by Liverpool University researchers.
Dr Linda Mountain, who led the team said the case for Gatso cameras in built up areas has been "exaggerated".
She said the only traffic calming method found to have a significant impact on fatal and serious accidents on urban roads was speed humps.
She added, "It was a surprise that we couldnt detect a significant change in fatal and serious accidents at camera sites. I had expected to find some reduction".
More than 2 million motorists were caught in speed traps last year.
The findings cast doubt on Government claims that cameras have cut deaths by 100.
The ABD last night said the study proved speed traps are a "stealth tax".
Spokesman Tony Vickers said " Cameras are simply not working-unless the aim is to make a profit."

Bye bye CSCP youve been exposed. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 09:16 
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If they did save lives, and the title SAFETY CAMERA PARTNERSHIP was justified, they would'nt have to put SPEED CAMERA signs up - they could put SAFETY camera signs up instead..... but they dont do they!

Here in Cumbria, long stretches of road are in such a state, you dont need speed humps!! :x

Time to take responsibility for our actions.. and don't be afraid of speaking out!

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