Speed-detecting cameras help save lives: UAE study

September 10th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) A vast majority of drivers in the UAE - around 71 percent - don’t see speed detecting cameras as a money-making scheme, says a survey by the official English monthly of the interior ministry.

The survey of 420 drivers was conducted by the 999 Magazine.

Around 300 of the respondents agreed that most traffic accidents occur due to excessive speed, and that speed cameras help contain speed, thereby saving lives.

However, about 20 percent of the respondents said they saw speed cameras as mere tools to increase government revenue, and nine percent said installation of speed cameras was a form of indirect taxation.

“The real value of the speed cameras is in the socio-economic savings. Speeding accidents result in most deaths on UAE roads, as well as damage to property,” said Lt. Col. Awadh Saleh Al Kindi, editor-in-chief of the magazine.

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