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Speed cameras cut accidents

MOTORISTS WHO slow down near speed cameras and then accelerate still help to reduce accidents significantly, according to a report in the May issue of the ICE Transport journal.

A six-year study of a six-lane dual carriageway in Singapore found that in the three years after installation of the camera accidents on the road dropped from nine to two per year on average, despite 93% of cars going back above the legal limit 500m further up the road. Professor Chin of Singapore University said the camera had made drivers more alert.

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