AA warning over speed cameras

Published: 06 September 2010

Scrapping speed cameras will risk lives, according to the AA. Cameras have already been switched off in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire and more areas are likely to follow due to government funding cuts.

AA president Edmund King said: "The views of motorists are not being reflected and lives are at risk. People are more concerned about the battle to save lives on roads that could become race tracks rather than any war on the motorist."

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said: "Local authorities, not central government, are best placed to decide how to make their roads safer.

"That is why we have given them more freedom and responsibility to set priorities."