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New rules in force on speed cameras

NEW rules over speed cameras, first announced in 2005, which mean they can no longer be paid for by fines raised from those caught speeding, came into force this week.

Camera schemes will now be integrated into wider local authority road safety measures, which will get an extra £110 million a year for the four years from 2008.

Some commentators believe the move will halt the rapid rise in speed camera numbers.

But the rule stating that at least four people must have been killed or seriously injured on a stretch of road over three years before cameras can be installed has been relaxed.

There are also new requirements to improve the signposting of cameras and for all local authorities to review speed limits on their A and B roads by 2011.

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