Rebelling against speed cameras
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Speed cameras famously do not reduce motorists' speeds, have been created as "cash cows" for the central Government and are undeniably ugly. Today we learn -
Swindon has became the first town in the UK to do away with fixed-point speed cameras.
The nine-strong cabinet of the Tory-run council voted unanimously in favour of withdrawing from the Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership.
The idea was first suggested 12 months ago by Peter Greenhalgh, councillor for highways in Swindon, and was backed by Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of BBC’s Top Gear.
Note: According to the Department of Transport, 6% of accidents are caused by people breaking speed limits.