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Speed camera row rumbles on

AN increasingly bitter row over the role of speed cameras on Britain’s roads has taken a new turn after a survey revealed that 94% of motorists admit to breaking speed limits.

The research highlights a growing divide between the Government’s attempts to enforce the law and drivers’ views on what is fair, particularly when it comes to the use of speed cameras.

According to Direct Line, which spoke to more than 1,500 drivers, the majority of people feel speeding in good conditions is acceptable.

This creates a major problem for decision-makers who have to face the consequences of drivers ignoring the law, but fleet managers say they understand the anger of drivers who believe cameras do not make Britain’s roads safer.

There is also a wider issue, according to Direct Line, as half those interviewed did not know the speed limit on motorways.

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