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Safety cameras still effective and active

10 July 2012

Two years after the Government made major cuts in road safety funding, figures from The RAC Foundation suggest fixed speed cameras continue to be used in most areas of England.
Data obtained following Freedom of Information (FOI) requests show that in England there are currently:

•2,331 fixed speed camera sites
•3,026 fixed speed camera housings
•487 operational fixed cameras

In 2010 the Foundation published a report which showed that eight hundred more people could be killed or seriously injured each year on Britain’s roads if all the fixed and mobile speed cameras operational before the road safety grant was cut in summer 2010 were to be decommissioned.

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