MPs promise to stop funding speed cameras
After promising to clamp down on the speed camera 'cash cow,' transport minister Mike Penning has now told MPs that the Government will cease to provide millions of pounds a year in funding for the devices.
Penning has told local councils that they will still be able to install new cameras, but they will have to fund them themselves out of council taxes.
Instead Penning has urged councils to look into other methods of reducing speed, such as speed warning signs.
"The public must be confident speed cameras are there for road safety - not as a cash cow. Under this Government it will not be so," said Penning.
At this rate it seems as though the pre-election promise will be put into practice after all.