The number of drivers issued with speeding tickets has dropped by 20 per cent following the controversial switch off of speed cameras last year.

 

In the 12 months since the switch off, 21,950 motorists have been caught breaking the county’s speed limits by the force’s mobile enforcement cameras.

 

It compares with the 28,359 who were caught in the previous 12 months, with the vast majority by fixed cameras.

 

The cameras were turned off after Northamptonshire County Council voted to disband the county’s Casualty Reduction Partnership, despite opposition from Northamptonshire police.

 

Last year, Northamptonshire police force revealed they had seen an increase in speeding cars since the cameras were switched off.

 

These ‘figures’ come as the county’s death toll on the roads has hit 14 so far in 2012.

 

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