Oxfordshire's speed cameras reactivated

* U-turn after just eight months * Increase in injuries and fatalities * away from fixed camera sites, though...

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What Car? Staff
1 Apr 2011 14:49 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Oxfordshire has switched its speed cameras back on just eight months after shutting them down.

The county had originally shelved the cameras in August after funding for its road safety partnership was slashed by 600,000.

However, the council has decided to perform the u-turn and reactivate its 70+ fixed cameras and 89 mobile units after a slight increase in road-related injuries.

The cameras were switched back on at 9am this morning.

Supt Rob Povey from Oxfordshire police said: 'We think this is important because we know that speed kills and speed is dangerous.

'We have shown in Oxfordshire that speed has increased through monitoring limits and we have noticed an increase in fatalities and the number of people seriously injured in 2010.'

Injuries and fatalities on Oxfordshire's roads

Injuries and fatalities at fixed camera sites
Type
Accidents
Slight injuries
Serious injuries
FatalitiesCameras off
62
70
13
0Cameras on
60
55
13
0

Injuries and fatalities away from fixed camera sites
Type
Accidents
Slight injuries
Serious injuries
FatalitiesCameras off
867
982
160
18Cameras on
885
999
160
12