Figures released by the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership show that serious accidents in the county have been reduced by 72% at sites of speed cameras in just three years, reports injury compensation specialist, Accident Advice Helpline.
Figures released this month from the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership have served to demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of speed cameras in well placed locations. Results show a decrease of 72% in serious accidents and fatalities over the three years that the cameras have been installed.
The Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, a double achievement as the partnership celebrates the success of its fixed camera introduction. The report highlighted the success of mobile cameras in crash hotspots too, with a reduction of 67% over the past 3 years.
Specialist legal firm, Accident Advice Helpline welcomed the release of the statistics:
“Although, as a legal firm dedicated to personal injury claims, we deal with all sorts of accidents and injuries, a great deal of our time is spent helping people who have been involved in accidents on the road and helping them to make car crash claims.
“A huge number of accidents on the road could be avoided if people observed the speed limits, which, at the end of the day, have been put there for a reason. Enforcing speed limits with speed cameras in accident black spots makes a great deal of sense, and we applaud the successes of the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership with their scheme.”
People who have been involved in accidents on the road that were not their fault can contact Accident Advice Helpline for advice and support in making a claim for compensation. Their helpline is open 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and their advisors are well placed to offer top quality car accident advice to victims of crashes.