Average speed cameras could feature on all motorways

Tom Webster

A government watchdog has called on ministers to install average speed cameras on every motorway throughout the country in an attempt to cut vehicle emissions.

The Sustainable Development Commission claims that motorists sticking to the 70mph national speed limit will result in a reduction of 1.4million tonnes of carbon dioxide. The Commission also says that Department for Transport data shows that 52% of drivers currently do not obey the speed limit laws.

As well as encouraging environmentally-friendly driving, the Commission insists the average speed cameras would result in safer roads as drivers would not jam on their brakes in the same way they do for individual cameras.