Speed cameras should check for insurance, MOT, and tax offences

Speed cameras should be checking tax, insurance, and MOT say 89% of motorists. That’s according to research by IAM RoadSmart, the independent road safety charity. Over 2,000 motorists surveyed said they supported the idea of safety cameras being used to spot illegal drivers.

The report also showed that there was support for more fines for drivers who exceed the speed limit, with 82% agreeing that cameras should automatically fine drivers who go more than 10mph over the limit in school zones and urban areas.

The data also revealed support for similar enforcement of those who exceed the speed limit in residential areas (78%) and motorways (64%).

Neil Greig, Director of Policy and Research at IAM RoadSmart, commented: “As with previous years, the results from our Safety Culture Report demonstrate that law-abiding citizens are totally in favour of a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to catching those who are a menace to other motorists on UK roads.

“However, despite the vast majority of drivers agreeing for several years now that we should be using the widely available technology, we have at our disposal to catch illegal drivers, many police forces are yet to leverage the equipment to its full capabilities.”

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