ROAD safety charity Brake has spoken out in support of Highways Agency proposals to roll out speed cameras on stretches of ‘smart' motorways to target drivers who exceed the 70mph limit.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive, said: “Speed cameras are an extremely well-evidenced, cost effective way to improve safety, and reduce deaths and injuries on roads, preventing families from going through the trauma of a sudden bereavement or a life-changing injury.

“Put simply, speed cameras reduce speeding, which helps to prevent deadly crashes.

“Breaking the speed limit is risky and illegal, so only drivers who break the law will face fines.”