16 Jun 2019

Dr Neil Thorpe: Speed camera impact on saving lives often overstated

From Sunday Morning, 7:11 am on 16 June 2019
Wellington's Ngauranga Gorge.

Wellington's Ngauranga Gorge. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The Government is currently taking advice on road safety, with one suggestion being to follow the example of Sweden, where speed cameras are clearly sign-posted, and used far more widely. However the impact of speed cameras in relation to saving lives are often overstated. Newcastle University Lecturer in Transport studies Dr Neil Thorpe explains.