The number of speeding tickets in Bristol has dropped by more than two-thirds since roadside cameras were switched off.

However, the number of collisions on Avon and Somerset’s roads has continued to fall.

Figures revealed by a Freedom of Information request to Avon and Somerset Police show that between 2010 and 2011 the number of tickets sent to motorists went down from 130,000 to 38,000.

In 2010, nearly 61,000 tickets were paid by fixed penalty.  The figure in 2011 was nearly 25,000.

Despite the speed cameras being switched off, police confirmed there has been a 25 per cent decrease in collisions in the past three years as the head of Avon and Somerset road policing unit now admits that education is the way to make roads safer.

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