If you drive on the M25, M1 or M6, the Highways Agency has you in its speed camera sights. It is proposing ‘stealth cameras’ – ones that are grey rather than bright yellow – to enforce the 70mph limit. Until now, these cameras have only been used to enforce limits through roadworks.
Deputy Chief Executive of road safety charity Brake said, “Put simply: speed cameras reduce speeding, which helps to prevent deadly crashes. Breaking the speed limit is risky and illegal, so only drivers who break the law will face fines.”
Keeping drivers’ speeds down will also reduce air pollution as vehicles are more efficient as speeds trend down towards 50-60mph, and there is evidence that keeping all vehicles at a similar speed helps reduce traffic jams.