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News: Swindon Scraps Fixed Speed Cameras

pocketgpsworld.comDespite Wiltshire Police's support of speed cameras, Swindon's five fixed speed cameras will be switched off from today.

Referring to the continued use of mobile speed cameras in the area, Deputy Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police David Ainsworth was quoted by the BBC as saying: "Cameras are an effective means to help achieve a reduction in deaths and injuries and, as such, are an invaluable part of our casualty reduction strategy and they will continue to be used."

The Conservative borough council cite expense as the reason, saying the maintenance cost of 320,000 a year is too much when only a small proportion of the revenue generated by the cameras is returned by central government.

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Posted on Friday, July 31 @ 09:59:43 UTC by Rob Brady

 
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