Speed camera scrap

July 27, 2010, 6:22 PM GMT+0

Just under half (48%) of the British public say they would support scrapping of all speed cameras, compared to 35% who would oppose, a recent poll for the Sun shows.

Respondents were asked if they would support or oppose the scrapping of all speed cameras, in light of proposals from local police forces who claim the elimination of the monitoring devices would help cut costs.

And the issue has been dividing TellYouGov users, or ‘tyggers’, with one suggesting police should ‘do away with them but increase speeding penalties’, while another condemned the proposed scrap, stating that the machines ‘save lives and should be retained’.

With concerns raised by road safety groups following news of an increasing number of councils proposing to drop the speed camera scheme, we can expect this debate to be played out in weeks to come.

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