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English council withdraws funding for fixed speed cameras

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by mike8863, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Found on 'The Register'

    Speed cams ditched in Wiltshire

    Council declares them rubbish

    By John Oates • Get more from this author

    Posted in Law, 23rd October 2008 09:02 GMT

    Swindon local council has voted in favour of ending funding for maintenance of speed cameras in the town.

    At a vote last night the Tory council voted unanimously to stop providing £320,000 in funding for the Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership. The council will redirect funding to other road safety projects to reduce deaths on Swindon's roads.

    Police will still be using mobile speed cameras - it's only fixed cameras which will disappear.

    In 2007 and 2008 70 people were killed on Swindon's roads. The council said this was proof the speed cameras were not effective in changing drivers' behaviour, PA reports. The council will look at other ways to reduce this number such as reducing speed limits in some areas, better lighting or driver training.

    The news will be welcomed by many drivers and Jeremy Clarkson. ®
  2. Wow, an organisation that hasn't swallowed the bullsh!t! I doubt it will go much further given the revenue it generates, oops, i mean the lives it saves...
  3. Finally there are some sane people left in politics.

    I drive past speed camera's 20-30 times a week and everyone does 110-130 up to them, hits the brakes, go past the sensors and speeds back up. They dont save lives, they just bring in the $$$