Thumbs up for cameras

Motorists are still strongly in favour of the use of speed cameras and in fact that support has strengthened since the cameras were introduced, according to an AA Motor Insurance poll. However a minority remain unconvinced and there is still some public cynicism about it being a ‘money making exercise’. The survey asked drivers a series of questions about speed cameras and tracked those answers against the responses given in a previous poll last September before the system went live.

Motorists are still strongly in favour of the use of speed cameras and in fact that support has strengthened since the cameras were introduced, according to an AA Motor Insurance poll. However a minority remain unconvinced and there is still some public cynicism about it being a ‘money making exercise’. The survey asked drivers a series of questions about speed cameras and tracked those answers against the responses given in a previous poll last September before the system went live.

Eight out of 10 motorists believe that the ‘Go Safe’ mobile speed vans, part of the 2007 to 2012 Road Safety Strategy, are a legitimate and effective means of stamping out speeding at accident black spots according to the tracker survey data published today by AA Motor Insurance.

“Irish drivers deserve great credit for how they have responded to the road safety initiatives of recent years,” says Conor Faughnan, Director of Policy, AA Ireland “Improved driver behaviour is the one key reason why our road deaths and injuries have been trending down. Clearly we haven’t won this fight yet, and it will never be acceptable to have 200 Irish people dying on the roads each year, but real progress has been made.”