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Speed cameras to be switched back on

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

The mayor of Bristol has announced that speed cameras across the city will be switched back on after they were turned off two years ago.

Mayor George Ferguson said that work will start in 2014 to re-commission the 26 speed and traffic light cameras that lost funding from central government in 2011.

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At the same time, the BBC reports, Ferguson and police commissioner Sue Mountstevens revealed 15 community speed watch schemes, where volunteers monitor speeds with detection equipment.

Members of the public are being encouraged to train as volunteers as more 20mph zones are rolled out across Bristol.

Ferguson told the BBC: “While the number of those killed or seriously injured on our roads has reduced recently there are still too many incidents, especially those involving pedestrians and cyclists.

“I have asked officers to start work on preparing speed cameras to be switched back on and boost the number of community speed watch programmes in the city.”

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By motoringresearch.com