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The Scottish Government may raise the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and Inverness in response to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Professor Allsop’s estimates of the benefits of speed cameras on cutting collisions fail on at least four counts the ‘Does it make... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Readers of your excellent report on Scotland’s safety camera partnership’s forced and belated admission of exaggerated casualty benefits... continue
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Letters to the editor
Dave Finney, Slough SL2, www.speedcamerareport.co.uk
I am writing to to clear up some confusion that may have arisen following the publication of Professor Richard Allsop’s speed camera report for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Allsop, Emeritus professor of transport studies, Faculty of engineering science, University College London, London WC1E
In your last issue you reported some comments by speed camera critics of my recent RAC Foundation report that offers guidance on analysis of data... continue
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The Scottish Government’s reporting of casualty data at speed camera sites are unfit to be classified as official statistics because their... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser Stirling FK8
Regarding the articles on speed cameras on page 6 and page 15 of the last issue, is it not about time that we moved on to the more interesting... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union/Drive East Midlands, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
It is a pity that the left-wing ideologically anti-driver brigade need to be personal in their rhetoric about experts who don’t happen to agree... continue
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Speed camera critics say the RAC Foundation’s new guidance on analysing speed camera data  grossly exaggerates the effect of cameras on... continue
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Andrew Forster
Transport Scotland is to change the way it reports road casualty data at speed camera sites after an independent review highlighted major errors with... continue
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Rik Thomas
THE CONTENTIOUS issue of speed cameras, and their effectiveness, flared up once again in the media last week after the publication of a report by the... continue
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Speed cameras do bring about a reduction in collisions and casualties even after the effects of other influences such as trends and regression to the... continue
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The Advertising Standards Authority has asked a manufacturer of average speed cameras  to change the wording of an advert following a complaint... continue
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Transport for London wants the power to enforce mandatory cycle lanes with cameras. “We will ask for new powers to carry out camera... continue
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Transport for London is preparing for a major expansion of speed and red light camera coverage on the capital’s roads, including the possible... continue
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Letters to the editor
Eric Bridgstock, St Albans, Herts AL4
I have followed the recent debate about average speed cameras (ASC), stemming from claims for casualty reduction in a Vysionics SPECS advertisement,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
I well remember an elderly lady being interviewed on television about the efficacy of her patent medicine replying: “The advertisers speak very... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ian Belchamber, Poole, Dorset BH16
Speed is a measure of distance over time. As we are required to regularly change position we have to have speed. We can of course reduce it, and if... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Driver Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
I feel I must respond to Geoff Collins of Vysionics in his letter in support of average speed cameras (ibid). I would immediately observe that Geoff... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Geoff Collins is stretching the limits of credibility in his defence of Vysionics’ claims that SPECS average speed cameras reduce KSI (killed... continue
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