cameras in Burnham-On-Sea area could be switched back on
Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police has revealed that
he wants to see fixed speed cameras switched back on.
Gargan has written to local councils, offering to help them reactivate
the cameras which were turned off in 2011.
include several in the Burnham-On-Sea area - including on the
A38 at Rooksbridge and at West Huntspill.
Gargan says they were originally switched off to save money at
the suggestion of the police.
is thought the income from fines could go towards running the
scheme but no firm plans have been announced.
Gargan said: "I've not seen any evidence of any value that
say speed cameras harm - I have seen evidence that on balance
they can help and reduce casualties."
speed makes accidents that much more likely and makes the accidents
that happen more dangerous. It's the job of the police and its
partnerships to work together to provide a range of deterrents.
If vehicles are travelling at sensible speeds then fewer people
speed cameras and cameras monitoring junctions were switched off
in 2011 after the government stopped funding the Safety Camera
police had asked councils to take over the running and maintenance
cost of the cameras but local authorities argued they were too
expensive to run adding many needed to be upgraded at a significant