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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 November, 2004, 14:09 GMT
Speed cameras 'increase crashes'
A review of speed cameras has been called for in Blackpool after a report revealed the number of accidents has increased in 11 out of 50 sites.

The findings from the report were due to be discussed by councillors in the resort on Thursday.

The study said although road casualty figures had dropped, this was not linked to the cameras.

The Blackpool Council report says that only a small number of accidents were caused by speeding.

It also acknowledged that road casualty figures have fallen significantly in the town over the past year, but it says there is no hard evidence to correlate the reduction with speed cameras.

The study, commissioned following public concern over the use of cameras, added there are more user-friendly alternatives than speed cameras that should be considered by the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership.




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