West Midlands to shut down hundreds of speed cameras

A cost cutting drive in the West Midlands is likely to see hundreds of roadside speed cameras being switched off from April.

A group of seven councils say they can no longer afford to run the cameras - a conclusion reached by many councils across the country in the face of funding cuts.

Replacing and maintaining the cameras in the region would cost as much as £4m, money that will now be saved.

One estimate suggests as many as half the speed cameras in the UK are not functioning at any one time.

Phil Lavelle reports.

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