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Swindon local council has voted in favour of ending funding for maintenance of speed cameras in the town.

At a vote last night the Tory council voted unanimously to stop providing £320,000 in funding for the Wiltshire and Swindon Safety Camera Partnership. The council will redirect funding to other road safety projects to reduce deaths on Swindon's roads.

Police will still be using mobile speed cameras - it's only fixed cameras which will disappear.

In 2007 and 2008 70 people were killed on Swindon's roads. The council said this was proof the speed cameras were not effective in changing drivers' behaviour, PA reports. The council will look at other ways to reduce this number such as reducing speed limits in some areas, better lighting or driver training.

The news will be welcomed by many drivers and Jeremy Clarkson. ®

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