Swindon withdraws from Safety Camera Partnership

Tory-run council ousts fixed point speed cameras over funding row

SWINDON HAS become the first UK town to banish fixed-point speed cameras.

The Tory-run council voted unanimously in favour of withdrawing from the Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership, says the timesonline.co.uk

The council objected to central Government receiving the cash from fines while Swindon Council had to pay for the upkeep of the cameras.

A spokesman said: “I understand we are the first council in Britain to get rid of fixed-point speed cameras. Just because there will be no more fixed-point speed traps in the town does not mean motorists cannot be caught. We will be working very closely with our partners, including police in the road safety partnership to deliver a plan that reduced the number of people being killed on the roads in Swindon.”

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