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Londoners back greater use of speed cameras

SPEED CAMERAS should be used more widely on dangerous parts of London's road network, according to a poll published this week by transport lobby group Transport 2000.

The poll of over 1,000 people living in Greater London found that 75% of Londoners favour more widespread use of speed cameras.

The lobby group last week launched a High Court challenge to the Department for Transport's policy of insisting the cameras be made visible to motorists (News last week).

Of those polled 20% opposed greater use of cameras, with 5% unsure.

Regular car users made up 69% of those polled, 66% of which also support the greater use of speed cameras.

Transport 2000 said the poll was further evidence that the government was wrong to demand that speed cameras be painted bright yellow and only sited in locations with high fatality rates.

'It is long past the time for the government to stop caving in to unreasonable motorists' demands, ' said Transport 2000 London campaigner Richard Bourn.

'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. The government is refusing to do what the vast majority of the electorate knows to be right.'

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