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Monday, 4 November, 2002, 06:25 GMT
Londoners 'back speed cameras'
Yellow speed cameras
Ministers are accused of caving in to motorists
More speed cameras should be placed on the most dangerous roads in London, according to a survey of residents.

About 75% of Londoners would support greater use of the cameras.

The survey by YouGov on behalf of environmental campaign group Transport 2000 suggests only 20% of people oppose such measures.

Transport 2000 is in the process of taking the government to court over its new rule that speed cameras be painted bright yellow and not hidden.

The government believes making the cameras more visible will persuade drivers to slow down earlier.


It is long past time for the government to stop caving in to unreasonable motorists' demands

Richard Bourn, Transport 2000
The survey states that 66% of all regular drivers also support the greater use of cameras.

Richard Bourn, London campaigner at Transport 2000, said the government has allowed itself to be influenced too much by the motoring lobby.

"It is long past time for the government to stop caving in to unreasonable motorists' demands," he said.

Deaths reduced

"Its actions must reflect the views of ordinary people, not those of a minority of drivers who insist on driving dangerously and putting people's lives at risk."

In 2000, 3,400 people were killed on the UK's roads.

Official statistics already suggest there has been a 47% fall in the number of deaths and serious injuries at speed camera sites.

The Department of Transport is attempting to hit a target of cutting the number of people killed or seriously injured by 40% by 2010.


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