Motor insurance: Swindon 'could be without cameras'

Monday, 07 January 2008

Swindon's streets could soon be without speed cameras after a government official stated that cash made by the devices may not be given out.

The council could now be set to end its association with the Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership after road safety minister Jim Fitzpatrick claimed he could not give out the money, reports This is Wiltshire.co.uk.

Camera partnership manager Nisha Devani argued that there are many benefits from the scheme and that ought to continue its partnership.

"My great fear is that councillors will not be making an informed decision unless they came and talk to us and see the evidence," she told the publication.

Such thoughts were echoed by Anne Snelgrove, South Swindon MP, who suggested that a decision to end the deal would not be a good one.

Recently, it was announced by North Wales Police that speed cameras that can be used at night will be put in place to cut down on dangerous driving.

Drivers caught speeding could find that their motor insurance premiums are negatively affected.

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