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Drivers in Britain think CCTV and speed cameras help with road safety, poll reveals

Camilla Turner

No matter how much we complain about speed cameras, it appears that when push comes to shove, we would rather have them than not at all.

Almost half of Britons (48 per cent) think that CCTV and speed cameras on roads have made them safer, according to a new YouGov survey.

Meanwhile one in three (34 per cent) think they have had no impact at all, and 10 per cent actually think they have made roads more dangerous.

Men are more likely to resent cameras than women, with 40 per cent of men wanting fewer compared to 25 per cent of women.

 Just one in three people (33 per cent) believe that technology in cars has improved driving standards, while the majority (54 per cent) say it has either made no difference or has actually made driving standards worse.

The survey of 1,593 adults, commissioned for the new ITV two-part documentary Car Crash Britain: Caught on Camera, found there was an opinion divide based on which political party the respondents supported.

Footage shows various examples of dangerous car, cycle and motorbike crashes on Britain's road.

Potential Liberal Democrat voters are most likely to think current cameras have made roads safer (55 per cent) with potential UKIP voters the least (36 per cent).

The survey found that younger drivers are most likely to think cameras have made roads safer, with 53 per cent of 18-24 year olds choosing this statement.

Car Crash Britain (episode 1) will be broadcast at 9pm on ITV on February 5, 2015.

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