Eighty-one per cent of respondents to the insurer’s survey admitted to instantly looking at their speedometers, instead of the road, on detecting a speed camera and one in twenty admitted to braking suddenly, risking losing control of their vehicle or a rear-end shunt.Road safety [fake] charity, Brake, will doubtless be bouncing off the walls at this news, eager to eradicate all those unnecessary accidents. The media noise will be deafening.
The insurer estimates that at least 28,000 road accidents have been triggered by the cameras since 2001 and nearly one in three motorists questioned said they had witnessed an accident or near miss as a result of other drivers’ erratic behaviour when faced with one of the cameras.
Yep. Any minute now.
Err ... hello? Is there an echo in here?