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Review of speed cameras in county


The council has about 40 cameras

Speed cameras across Northamptonshire could be removed if a review of road safety measures finds they are ineffective.

Northamptonshire County Council, which has about 40 cameras, is planning to look at them to see if they help to reduce the number of accidents.

The council review will also look at other safety measures such as chicanes and flashing speed limit signs.

Plans for the review will go before the council's cabinet on 10 November.

Speeding up

Councillor Heather Smith, cabinet member for roads, said the casualty reduction partnership in the county, which oversees speed cameras, had been in operation for 10 years and needed reviewing.

"We are looking at the whole thing with an emphasis away from the cameras," she said.

Ms Smith said some of the cameras, such as those in small villages, may be doing a good job and should remain.

But she said in other areas they may force people to brake too soon and lead to people speeding up after they have driven past the sites.

"We need to look at each site individually," she said.

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