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Scotland’s Chief Statistician announced the release of Key Safety Camera Statistics 2011.  The publication reports on statistics relating to road traffic accidents and offences at safety camera sites in Scotland.  These sites include speed cameras and red light cameras.

Unsurprisingly one of the main findings was that the number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents at safety camera sites is around 68% lower following a period of camera enforcement than in the period prior to the safety camera enforcement. 

The number of people that sustained personal injury as a result of a road traffic accident was 48% lower after a period of safety camera enforcement.

Although many motorists see the safety cameras as more of hindrance, 82% of people responding to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2010-11 agreed that people should see the use of safety cameras as a good thing.

Everyday at Thompsons we help the victims of road traffic accidents get back on their feet.  We are pleased to see that the use of the safety cameras seems to be a good deterrent for would be rule breaking motorists.  Over the past few years the number of speed and red-light offences has reduced year on year.  Hopefully as a result of safety cameras, the number of road traffic accidents will decrease.

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