ROADSIDE speed cameras are slashing the number of crashes at accident black-spots across South Cheshire, figures have revealed.
The statistics show there were no fatal and serious crashes at sites in Crewe and Nantwich last year, compared to 11 before cameras were set up.
On top of this the number of crashes which left people with minor injures fell by a massive 85% at camera sites, to just three over the 12-month period.
Veteran Crewe and Nantwich MP Gwyneth Dunwoody described the figures, released by the Cheshire Safety Camera Partnership, as 'promising'.
She said: 'These results give an indication that the safety camera scheme is helping to reduce collisions. This is a promising start.
'I'm confident that the partner-ship will continue to encourage compliance with the speed limits at camera sites, which in turn will hopefully reduce the number and the severity of collisions.'
The figures centre on the borough's main fixed speed camera sites on the A500 Newcastle Road in Hough, and on the A534 Wrexham Road in Nantwich.
They also detail the reduction at mobile camera sites set up along the A532 in West Street in Crewe.
Overall, the average speed of vehicles passing through all the sites dropped by 6mph.
Cheshire Camera Partnership project manager Lee Murphy said: 'The results are a positive reflection of the hard work and dedication of local agencies.'
The statistics also show fatal and serious crashes at camera sites across Cheshire fell by 55%, while minor smashes fell by 33%.