SA's hidden cams and speed traps not proven to reduce crashes - JPSA

The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has questioned the effectiveness of hidden speed traps in making the country's roads safer.

The organisation’s Howard Dembovsky says there is no local evidence to prove that these concealed cameras effectively save lives.

Dembovsky has questioned whether hidden speed cameras are put in place to save lives, or whether their purpose is to generate revenue.

We're talking about hidden speed cameras with cops hiding away in the bushes, military grade camouflage netting and cameras disguised as electricity boxes.

Howard Dembovsky, Chairperson of the Justice Project South Africa

Are they there to save lives or generate revenue?

Howard Dembovsky, Chairperson of the Justice Project South Africa

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department issued almost 5 million speeding fines in the year 2015/2016.

Howard Dembovsky, Chairperson of the Justice Project South Africa

Listen to the JPSA head make his arguments:

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