Driving Politics
Home >Camera Enforcement > Speed Cameras > Scotland Not Safer After Five Years of Speed Cameras 
Print It Email It Tweet It

Scotland Not Safer After Five Years of Speed Cameras
Road deaths in Scotland have remained static despite five years of speed camera enforcement.

Safer Scotland logo
The latest statistics from the Scottish Executive confirm that the number deaths on Scotland's roads has not decreased since speed cameras were introduced in 1999. Last year, 307 died in driving accidents, a figure essentially unchanged from the 310 deaths figure in 1999.

Safe Speed road safety campaign founder Paul Smith argues that before speed cameras were installed, road deaths decreased every year as a result of improvements in vehicle safety and medical care. Had cameras not been deployed, Smith argues the trends show there would be 100 fewer fatalities every year.

"The truth is that Scottish road safety has not improved one jot since 1999 despite an explosion in the use of speed cameras," Smith said.

Source: PDF File Key 2004 Road Accident Statistics (Scottish Executive, 6/15/2005)

Regional News:
Other news about Scotland

Permanent Link for this item
Return to Front Page

Related News
Federal Judge Declines To Intervene In DC Speed Camera Lawsuit

Canadian Court Cracks Down On Amateur Ticket Fighters

Ohio Court of Appeals Again Rescues Speed Cameras

DC Denies Wrongdoing In Freeway Speed Camera Trap

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Bogus Traffic Stop

View Main Topics:

Get Email Updates
Subscribe with Google
Subscribe via RSS or E-Mail

Back To Front Page

Front Page | Get Updates | Site Map | News Archive | Search | RSS Feed Driving politics