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Speed cameras cut road death roll
Map showing location of Stocksbridge
The A616 carries traffic between the M1 and Manchester
Accidents on a notorious stretch of road in South Yorkshire have been dramatically fewer in the years since speed cameras were installed.

Twenty-five people died on the A616 Stocksbridge bypass in the first 14 years after it opened in 1988.

But since digital speed cameras were installed in 2002 there has been only one fatal accident and that was not caused by excessive speed.

The number of drivers breaking the 60mph limit is now as low as 4%.

Eight points

Before the cameras, up to 45% of drivers were travelling over the limit.

Alan Brailey from the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership explained that there are eight different points along the road where vehicles are filmed.

"There's been a massive improvement since these cameras were installed," he added.

"Our only problem now is to get people to slow down where there are no cameras."

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