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Staffordshire cuts speed cameras

After the news of Suffolk cutting speed cameras, reported on Wednesday, Staffordshire are joining the growing list.

Cllr Mike Maryon, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and road safety, said:

“We now take a much more rounded view of road safety, with less reliance on enforcement and now
regularly use other speed management measures such as speed indication devices and Community Speed Watch rather than cameras.

“Ninety eight per cent of accidents are as a result of human error. This is why a comprehensive programme which includes a greater emphasis on education and training can reap rewards.

“The new emphasis represents an opportunity to decommission a number of low-priority road safety cameras in areas where no significant accidents have been recorded.”


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