From the TUC

Cuts Watch #189: Road Safety Cameras (part 2)

10 Aug 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Mick Giannasi, Chief Constable of Gwent, has warned that withdrawing road safety cameras will mean that “the number of people speeding will inevitably rise and so will the number of deaths.” Figures from “Go Safe” the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, show that collisions where people were killed or seriously injured at camera sites have been reduced by 48% in North Wales and 61% in Mid & South Wales.

Many local authorities are deciding to remove the cameras in response to the government’s £38 million cut in this year’s road safety budget. They may also be influenced by the unpopularity of the cameras. Last month we reported on cuts in Oxfordshire, since then similar moves have been announced or discussed in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Chester, Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset,  Essex, Kent, Lancashire, South Gloucestershire, Surrey, Northamptonshire and Wiltshire.

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