One in the eye for the anti-speed camera brigade

Speed Camera
Creative Commons License photo credit: DaveBleasdale

After an eight month switch-off, the 72 speed cameras in Oxfordshire will be switched back on at 9 o’clock this morning.

The switch-off coincided with an increase in road deaths (12 to 18 comparing the six months with the previous same period), collisions and serious injuries

Unbeknown to drivers, police left two cameras switch on during the “switch off” just to monitor what drivers did, thinking the cameras were off. One was in Woodstock. Within a week, the number of drivers exceeding 35 mph in a 30 mph zone was up 18%.

Thanks to @AndrewzCooper who has pointed out this damning article on this subject in the Witney Gazette.

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