Tories to cease government funding for fixed safety cameras
The Conservative Party has announced that there will be no government funding for new fixed safety cameras if they win the next election.
Theresa Villiers, shadow transport secretary, said at the party conference that councils would have to raise the money to install them, and prove they cut crashes and casualties.
Ms Villiers said: "Labour's army of speed cameras is not the best way to make our roads safer. Labour's dependence on fixed speed cameras has blinded them to the effectiveness of the alternatives. It is time to say enough is enough on fixed speed cameras - we have reached the high water mark."
The party says councils will have to publish an annual report accounting for the use of each camera and consider alternatives such as vehicle-activated signs.
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