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Speed Camera Free Swindon Focuses on Accident Investigation


Article by: robert
Date: 26 Nov 2009

pocketgpsworld.comIt's now been almost four months since Swindon Council famously scrapped their fixed speed cameras. Swindon's five fixed cameras were decommissioned on July 31 due to funding issues.

The Swindon Advertiser has reported a Scrutiny Committee meeting where Swindon Councilís lead member for transport, Councillor Peter Greenhalgh, stated that on the roads where the speed cameras had been removed, "There has been no increase in accidents at those locations. Speed is an issue but thereís no evidence speeds have increased on those roads. We often get people saying speeds are too fast on a certain road then, when we do some analysis, we donít get any evidence of that."

He also said that the withdrawal of the town's cameras meant the £320,000 road safety budget could now be spent more effectively adding, "We are now refocusing our resources on delivering elements such as proper accident investigation. We are also looking at things like signage and at road layout. We need to focus on methods that make it harder for people to speed in the first place."
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Posted by DennisN on Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:05 pm Reply with quote

RobBrady Wrote:
It's now been almost four months since Swindon Council famously scrapped their fixed speed cameras. Swindon's five fixed cameras were decommissioned on July 31 due to funding issues.

I think you'll find that the people who are still not speeding are using the TomTom speed cameras on their devices - "famously" is not in TT vocabulary, so they still don't know it's happened. Rolling Eyes I mean, South Wales have "famously" introduced permanent 50mph speed limit combined with average speed cameras on the M4, but that too is not sufficiently famous for TT to notice. Twisted Evil


Dennis

Where there's a will .... there's a wake.

 
Posted by Snudge on Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:26 am Reply with quote

Reading TIMESONLINE
"Despite the end of speed traps in the town, police will continue to use mobile speed-measuring devices."
Perhaps motorists are not speeding because they fear there is now a greater risk of being caught?
There was a fixed camera near me that was vandalised so many times that it finally disappeared but now there is a mobile there regularly which I reported yet again yesterday.


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