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Oxford turns speed cameras back on

Speed cameras in Oxfordshire have been turned back on after their much publicised switch off last year.

After Oxfordshire County Council cut the road safety grant, the 72 fixed camera sites and 89 mobile sites were turned off last August.

But Thames Valley Police now say they are operational again.

Superintendent Rob Povey, of Thames Valley Police, said: ‘We think this is important because we know that speed kills and speed is dangerous.

‘We have shown in Oxfordshire that speed has increased through monitoring limits and we have noticed an increase in fatalities and the number of people seriously injured in 2010. We know that speed enforcement does work as a deterrent to motorists.’

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