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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 19:10 
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Hundreds of speed cameras off for good
Exclusive By RYAN PARRY - Fri 15th June 2012 (Published: 04th June 2012)
Snaps scrapped ... 1,522 of the country's 3,189 camera sites were out of action last year

NEARLY half of Britain’s speed cameras have been switched off — hundreds of them for good.
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Some areas have stopped using their flashing Gatsos altogether.

The Sun found that 1,522 of the country’s 3,189 camera sites were out of action last year. That is 48 per cent — up from 37 per cent in 2010 and 32 per cent in 2009.
It follows a £38million funding cut by the Government since their 2010 vow to “end the war on the motorist”.

Many areas have left non-working cameras in place as a deterrent but may never reactivate them. Avon and Somerset switched off all 69 of its cameras in April 2011 — and the number of accidents where speed was a factor has since FALLEN 31 per cent.

In London, 565 out of 754 — 75 per cent — of cameras have been turned off. But Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Essex, Greater Manchester and other areas used all their camera sites last year.

Claire Armstrong, of campaigners Safe Speed, branded cameras “a failed policy” and called for all to be scrapped.

Gat-So Long and Farewell
Forces with mot cameras switched off
Metropolitan Police
West Midlands 565 out of 764
Lanchashire 250 out of 326
Derbyshire 143 out of 287
Avon & Somerset 69 out of 69
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They really must remove the whole camera and not leave them 'long-termed bagged'. Motorists must know that they are no longer operational and removed from sight.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 19:44 
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Evidence ( two wet film Gatso ,one being the second biggest earner in the county ,according to WCC records) , have been replaced with Serco digital units. And seen tonight ,at 1900 ,as Van ( changed from the white transit type previously used) in silver, with what looked like a custom camera unit on the top. Definately SCP -said so on the side .So on that basis ,I'd suggest that Warks cameras are still very much on .

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 23:15 
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...and just watch those KSIs soar now, in the areas that have turned them off! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 21:03 
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Question for those that might know the answer. Could it be that the areas deciding that cameras ain't safe any more are those that rushed into using them ,and that the areas where there's not a decline in use yet are those who are plodding along like the last investors in the days of pyramid selling ?

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