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There's has never been any research into whether speed cameras can actually cause accidents. Everytime you are driving along at a decent speed, along with other motorists all doing roughly the same speed... The person in front see's the camera and hits his brakes... he might not even be speeding, but it's instinct. I've had to hit my brakes because the car in front did, all because of a speed camera.
And yes, it's more dangerous to be constantly checking your speed and looking for cameras. The fact is, it's impossible for every motorist to spot every single road sign when driving. They change the limits on open stretches of roads because they reckon people speed along it. Well, if it's an open stretch of road... They can safely go faster, put the speed limits in place along twisty sections with concealed junctions... But that might actually be useful, most people do slow down for corners... so less chance of raising revenue that way.
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1993 Renault 19 RT TD & a very modified Mazdaspeed MX6