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Speed Cameras In Focus

Urban myths are proliferating around speed cameras. One of the commonest is that they are a backhanded way for local authorities to take pressure off increases in council tax. In fact, the total raised by all cameras last year was just ?73m. The surplus after costs was just ?6m – and that went to the treasury. Even if councils had got their hands on it, it would have amounted to less than 0.3 per cent of receipts from council tax.

A more relevant calculation is that every week 70 people are killed on the roads, at…

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