AA warns over speed cameras

Lives will be put at risk if councils scrap speed cameras, the AA warns. A recent switch-off of cameras in the Thames Valley area alarmed residents and there now appeared to be a "road safety policy void", the motoring group said.

The AA has written to the Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, about the matter and is due to meet ministers. It said: "[We are] concerned that motorists' views are not being reflected accurately in this debate. Ultimately, lives are at risk."

Oxfordshire County Council turned off its 72 fixed speed cameras in July after losing £600,000 in funding.

Carla Bramble, 45, who lives on the A44 near Oxford city centre, said: "Now cars belt along the road as fast as they like."