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Councillors unconvinced by speed cameras

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 29, 2014

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Fixed speed cameras in North Somerset are to remain switched off

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Fixed speed cameras in North Somerset are to remain switched off – because council chiefs say they are not necessary.

Avon and Somerset Police offered to buy speed cameras from local authorities for a nominal fee of £1 each as part of plans to reactive the devices.

And although Somerset County Council has agreed to the deal and Bristol City Council is working with the force to reactivate some cameras, North Somerset has so far refused, saying there is no evidence the devices reduce speed.

There are six fixed speed camera sites in North Somerset – two in Weston and others at Hewish, Cleeve, Tickenham, and Abbots Leigh.

North Somerset was one of the first areas to pull the plug on cameras seven years ago.

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  • StanStill  |  May 30 2014, 7:16PM

    What is the matter with PCC Mountstevens, she hasn't got her picture in the article, or even a quote.

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