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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."

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