ROAD safety charity Brake has spoken out in support of Highways Agency proposals to roll out speed cameras on parts of ‘smart’ motorways, to target drivers exceeding the 70mph limit.

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