|18 July 2012.
For immediate release.
“Despite much furore over switching off cameras and cutting funding for 20MPH zones, it is obvious from the recent statistics that areas that have switched off or not installed cameras such as Avon and Somerset, Swindon, and Durham have actually achieved very good results, while areas such as Portsmouth, which spent much of their budget on 20MPH limits, had the worst casualty increases in the country. The ABD demands a thorough appraisal of the effectiveness of all road safety measures. Giving power to local councils is all very well in theory but all too often they lack expertise and are keen on what they see as vote winning measures that appease local residents and pressure groups, rather than truly effective measures that save lives.”