Oxford

Funding cuts see Oxfordshire speed cameras switched off

Plans are in place to start switching off speed cameras in Oxfordshire as part of council plans to cut £13m from its budget.

All 72 fixed and 89 mobile camera sites cameras will be switched off from 1 August after £600,000 was axed from the road safety budget.

The money had been earmarked for the Thames Valley Road Safety Partnership, which operates the cameras.

Officials backed the cuts at a full council meeting on 27 July.

While cameras generate revenue from fines, the road safety partnership said any money went back to central government through the courts.

In July last year, Swindon Borough Council became the first English local authority to abandon speed cameras, but Wiltshire Police vowed to continue using mobile cameras.

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