Speed cameras will NOT be returning to Swindon

Talks to reform Wiltshire and Swindon’s Safety Camera Partnership have taken place, which could see new road safety measures introduced on key junctions.

Speed cameras in Swindon and WiltshireSwindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Cllr Dale Heenan, has ended speculation that speed cameras could be reintroduced in Swindon, but other cameras could be used in their place.

Cllr Heenan said: “We appreciate the calls from some for speed cameras to be switched back on, but I can assure you that they will not be making a return to Swindon. Speed cameras were switched off more than six years, and all the local evidence since has shown that their removal has not had an effect on accident statistics.

“The Council takes road safety seriously, and I have been in discussions with Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner about alternative measures we can introduce. I want to see video evidence used by the Police in warnings and prosecutions for red light jumping, dangerous driving and in dealing with accidents. I believe this is a smarter, more targeted approach and I hope to see a pilot running in early 2017.”