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Cameras reduce collisions on A14

Serious and fatal collisions on a Cambridgeshire road have fallen by 80% after new speed cameras were installed.

The overall rate of collisions on the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon has dropped by 21% in 2007-2008 compared with the previous year.

Insp Clinton Hale said: "We have had feedback from motorists saying the road is calmer and journeys are safer."

The new cameras work by recording a car twice on the same stretch of road and calculating their average speed.

Insp Hale added: "I am delighted the number of prosecutions and, of course fines, has gone down because it means that people are paying heed to the speed limit."


Many drivers say they see speed cameras as an extra tax on motoring

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