Speed cameras cut Scottish accidents by 68%

Latest statistics for safety cameras in Scotland show they cut accidents by up to 68%.

The main findings are:

The number of people killed and seriously injured at safety camera sites each year is around 68% lower following a period of camera enforcement than in the period prior to safety camera enforcement.

The number of personal injury accidents at safety camera sites per year is around 48% lower following a period of camera enforcement than in the period prior to safety camera enforcement.

In recent years the number of speed and red-light offences caught on camera has reduced year-on-year.

In the financial year 2005-06 over 127,000 people were issued with a Conditional Offer of a Fixed Penalty Notice as a result of offences caught on safety cameras; despite increases from last year attributed to enforcement of temporary speed limits at roadworks on major trunk roads and new digital red light cameras giving greater coverage at existing sites, in 2010-11 this figure was less than 73,000.

 

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