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Fines revenue may fund new safety plans

THE Government is considering whether to allow some of the revenue raised from speed camera fines to be returned to local authorities for further road safety enforcement.

Alan Milburn, chief secretary to the Treasury, said: 'The criteria aim to increase the effectiveness of enforcement while ensuring that such fines continue to be set on justice and deterrence principles and are not used as a means of raising revenue.'

The Institute of Advanced Motorists believes that a substantial proportion of any fine revenue should be invested in driver education and training, not just for new drivers but for all drivers, particularly those who have been given penalty points. 'This would lead to a higher level of compliance with current speed limits and secure a reduction in casualty figures without the need for further restrictions which affect all drivers, both good and bad,' said chief examiner Bryan Lunn.

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