Figures reveal the truth about speed cameras

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SPEED cameras in Milton Keynes have seen a mixture of results since being installed, according to figures released by Thames Valley Police.

There are six cameras in Milton Keynes – two in Bletchley, one in Fenny Statford, Wolverton, Newport Pagnell and Woburn Sands.

The police figures date back to 1990, and break down the number of deaths and injuries to both people in cars and pedestrians.

And since their introduction, the cameras in Bletchley and Wolverton have seen a dramatic reduction in the number of deaths recorded on the roads in their vicinity, reduced in fact to zero.

However, this is a stark contrast to the camera on Station Road, Woburn Sands, which has seen 14 deaths since it was installed in May 1994,

And while figures only go back as far as 1990, there were no deaths recorded in the preceeding five years on the same road.

According to the figures, there have been a total of 55 deaths near the speed cameras, 30 before the cameras and 25 since they were installed.

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