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Use of mobile speed cameras increases by 10%


The use of mobile speed cameras in Somerset has risen by 10% in two years.

Figures obtained by the BBC show the cameras were used at 50 sites across the county and detected nearly 17,000 speeding offences between 2007-09.

It also emerged that the use of fixed cameras - of which a third are being removed because they have "done their job" - stayed the same.

Road Safety GB said the flexibility of mobile cameras made them more attractive to operators.

The Safety Camera Partnership - which runs the speed cameras - was unavailable for comment.

Nine out of 27 fixed cameras are being taken down because operators say they have reduced the number of crashes and casualties in the county.

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