MORE and more people in West Yorkshire are opposed to speed cameras.
A survey by the West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership, which runs the cameras, carried out the survey last month.
The partnership is currently involved in a bigger survey on the topic.
The results showed almost no support for speed cameras.
Twenty-two of the 35 people thought speed cameras did not reduce deaths or serious injury on the roads.
Thirty-two out of 35 people also thought speed cameras were a bad thing and the same number felt speed cameras were an additional `tax' on motorists.
Two people thought the purpose was to generate revenue for the police and only one person thought the cameras were intended to catch speeders.
No-one thought the cameras were used to cut road deaths or injuries.
Twenty-four people said cameras were unnecessary and 10 thought they were needed, but only in the worst casualty spots.
Twenty-one people thought having more police patrols at accident blackspots was the best way to enforce speed limits.
Ten people thought redesigning roads was the answer and no-one thought traffic calming measures like speed humps or cameras would help.
Thirty-two people thought speed limits should not be enforced more vigorously.
The findings support claims by the Association of British Drivers that the public has lost confidence in cameras.
The ABD is calling on transport secretary Alistair Darling to take steps to restore confidence in the system.
It wants Mr Darling to force camera operators and local authorities to reveal certain statistics within the next three months.
The ABD wants accident statistics for three years before and after camera installations to be made public.
It wants fatalities and injuries to be separated from each other in statistical reports.
It wants the cause of all accidents, such as drink or drugs, recorded in statistics.
Only those areas where excessive speed was a prime cause of accidents should get cameras, the ABD says.
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