||Some New Cameras may be Hidden. Following the
threat of a judicial review the Department of Transport has agreed that
the visibility rules could be flexible so as to permit the use in
exceptional circumstances of covert fixed speed cameras as well as covert
Car accident compensation UK lawyers have expressed doubt that these hidden cameras will contribute in any way to accident reduction.
Signs, not Cameras Make Roads Safer. Research has shown that
electronic signs which warn speeding motorists to slow down are more
effective than cameras in reducing accidents. Using radar to measure a
vehicles speed, the automated signs cost far less to install and operate
The Transport Research Laboratory report stated that
speeds dropped by up to 7mph at junctions and bends where there were there
were signs. When triggered by a car exceeding the speed limit, they
can flash up messages ranging from a roundel indicating the correct speed
limit to a warning to "Slow Down".