We’re often reminded that the average person is caught on CCTV camera once every five minutes, but despite this, 88% of the population are OK with this if the film is being used to help fight crime.
Only 58% of those surveyed were keen on cameras being used for car tax evaders, and 54% said they welcomed their use against speeding offences.
There’s also a gender split, with more women than men comfortable with CCTV being used on the road. 82% of women believed it should be used to help catch drunk drivers, compared with 74% of men.
Security monitoring has advanced in recent times, with the advent of IPCCTV (CCTV over the Internet) allowing high-resolution images to be sent directly to devices in police patrol cars and beat officers.
82% of those surveyed said CCTV should be used for car-related crimes such as theft, but only 30% supported its use for enforcing London’s ever-expanding Congestion Charge zone.