More English councils expected to ban speed cameras
After a period of criticism of speed camera, a number of councils in England are opting to ban them, following the lead of Swindon Council. That area's highway councillor has been critical of speed cameras, saying they aren't effective in increasing road safety.
Several more authorities are expected to ban speed cameras over the next year, following the lead of Swindon council.
Last night it became the first council in the UK to scrap fixed point speed cameras over concerns that the government is using them to raise money.
The nine-member cabinet of the Tory-run council voted unanimously in favour of withdrawing from the partnership that operates local safety cameras.
The AA predicted other councils would use a recent relaxation in transport funding rules to ditch speed cameras in favour of other traffic calming measures. Portsmouth city council is known to be considering it.