SPEED cameras will remain on Cheshire’s roads despite a 27% cut in funding.
The county’s Safer Roads Partnership revealed today that the controversial cameras, scrapped recently in other areas of the country, will continue to catch out speeding motorists for the foreseeable future.
Funding pledges from Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington authorities means that although cuts will be made to the partnership’s operations, cameras have been saved for now.
Partnership manager Lee Murphy said: “All fixed and mobile safety cameras will continue to operate as usual across Cheshire. They will not be removed or switched off.
“Moving forward, we will be reviewing and evaluating all aspects of our road safety strategy in line with reduced budgets; however, we will strive to continue to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.”
For the full story, pick up Thursday’s Chester Chronicle.