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Can a speed camera be installed just because drivers speed a lot in the area?

Can speed cameras be installed on a dual carriageway if an accident has not happened along that stretch of road, but simply because of speeding incidents and a public consultation? And does it make it any difference if Transport for London are involved rather than the Highways Agency?

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The rule has always been that there had to have been a crash in the vicinity to justify a speed camera being set up. So a crash on a twisting and dangerous bit of road would result in a camera being set up on nearby a straight section of road where drivers though it was safer to go faster and the income generated would be greater.
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