Safety cameras receive 'highest ever levels of support'
Safety camera acceptance has risen 6% in the past 12 months, according to an AA members’ poll.
The AA Populus poll of 18,251 AA members shows that camera acceptance has risen from 69% in 2009 to 75% this year.
Edmund King, AA president, said: “The AA has been monitoring public acceptance of cameras for 10 years and the level of acceptance has been around 70%. This latest poll shows the highest ever levels of support.
“Perhaps speculation about turning off more cameras has ironically led to greater support. We hope that these findings are taken into account when government and local authorities are prioritising spending for the future.
“We have always said that cameras are just one part of the solution to make roads safer. We also need to see wider police enforcement of dangerous driving, better engineering of accident blackspots and more comprehensive driver education.”
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