Oxfordshire's speed cameras to be switched back on

Speed cameras across Oxfordshire will be switched back on from 1 April.

Cameras were switched off and mobile camera sites were abandoned on 1 August 2010 after the county council withdrew funding.

Thames Valley Police said since then speeds have increased along with the number fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.

The 72 cameras and 89 mobile sites will be paid for by speed awareness courses and backroom savings.

Supt Rob Povey, head of the force's roads policing unit, said: "We have shown in Oxfordshire that speed has increased through monitoring limits and we have noticed an increase in fatalities the number of people seriously injured in 2010.

"We know that speed enforcement does work as a deterrent to motorists."

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