Number of speed cameras to be cut as funding is hit

THE NUMBER of speed cameras being used in yellow boxes on the county’s roads has been reduced following Government cash cuts.

Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership now operates just ten cameras which are moved between 114 yellow roadside boxes, including ones in the Ripley and Heanor area, depending on where they are needed most.

A road safety partnership spokesman said: “Up until February this year, 14 cameras were being moved around our network of yellow roadside boxes. Now we have ten ‘yellow box’ cameras in circulation.”

The spokesman added: “We need to save money following reductions in funding from central Government and in the future we want to focus more of our efforts on mobile speed camera enforcement.”

Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership – made up of councils, police and the fire service – said yellow roadside boxes were designed to urge motorists to slow down.

The spokesman added: “We use a mixture of cameras fitted into vans and cameras that fit into those yellow boxes.”