Staffordshire will be the next to install new speed cameras, transport
minister John Spellar told BBC Radio Four's Today programme this morning.
Spellar explained. 'The money that's collected from fines goes into a
central fund held by the lord chancellor's department and then, for the
first time, police forces in conjunction with local authorities can bid in
for that money'.
They will be able to bid for funds 'to put in cameras where they can have an
effect on accidents', he said.
Mr Spellar said the government and the police were also discussing national
standards for making speed cameras highly visible.
The Sunday Times (p26) reported that the forces currently taking part are Essex, Thames Valley, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Cleveland, Glasgow, South Wales and Nottinghamshire. They are more than half way through the trial, which ends next April.
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