People with Motor Trade Insurance policies beware the cameras that never sleep!
While road works are taking place on the M4 in South Wales, average speed check cameras have been installed. The safety devices between Junctions 24 (Coldra) and 28 (Tredegar Park) were installed to make sure the temporary 50mph speed limit is adhered to.SInce the cameras introduction in Setember 2009 over 40 million vehicles will have passed through the stretch, at an estimate of 110,000 per day. Only 6500 drivers were caught exceeding the limit, which goes to show the majority of motorists had been encouraged to drive safely within the limit by the cameras presence.
Jim Moore, manager of the Wales road casualty reduction partnership said:“It is encouraging to see that, on the whole, motorists are complying with the reduced speed limit of 50mph while important roadworks take place.”
As a leading broker Think Insurance would hope road users understand that the reduced speed limits are there not to make your journey longer, but for the safety of motorway workers and road users whilst the road repairs are finished through the day and night. This doesn’t alter the fact however that most people see cameras as an inconvenient money grabbing device with no genuine purpose! We couldn’t possibly comment.
The work has an expected completion date of summer 2011, the cameras will then be removed from the M4.
Think Insurance is a leading provider of Motor Trade Insurance in the UK.