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    News - Swindon council votes to scrap speed cameras

    Swindon councillors have agreed to stop funding the town's speed cameras, claiming other road-safety measures may be more effective.
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    Last edited by Parm; 23-10-2008 at 11:28 AM.

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    Re: News - Swindon council votes to scrap speed cameras

    3 Cameras £320000 a year thats £106666 per camera per year

    Anyway since I live in the Swindon area I welcome the move, as it happens I don't speed in 30 mph limits and would much rather see the money spend on those signs that flash to say you are exceeding the speed limit, at a guess you can get a fair number of those for £300000, and more each year we don't have fixed cameras.

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    Re: News - Swindon council votes to scrap speed cameras

    I am amazed that Swindon only has 3 speed cameras in the first place.......
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    Re: News - Swindon council votes to scrap speed cameras

    Good plan - fixed position high visibility speed cameras aren't very good IMHO.

    Better to go with the average speed ones that only result in about 1 in 10,000 actually getting a penalty because people actually comply with them better.

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    Re: News - Swindon council votes to scrap speed cameras

    Better to go with plod on t'road
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    Re: News - Swindon council votes to scrap speed cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Better to go with the average speed ones that only result in about 1 in 10,000 actually getting a penalty because people actually comply with them better.
    I hate those things. I spend more time watching the spedo than the road, and if I creep over the limit I have to slow down again a bit more just in case. In 50 in motorway roadworks for example I always end up with a lorry up my rear end because our spedos are set slightly differently.

    And I'm not just moaning because I would normally speed, I actually tend to stick to the speed limit unless I have to keep up with the flow of traffic when overtaking. It would be a very expensive pain in the bum to be caught doing 51mph over 5 miles due to a slight downhill...

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