Swindon Councillors are right to look at how the Â£400,000 a year spent on speed cameras could be better used in order to make things safer. They could also ask whether they need to spend the whole Â£400,000.
Speed is a factor in well under 1 in 10 accidents, so a safety policy based on curbing speed is not going to stop most accidents. Bad junction design allied to poor driving causes many accidents. I trust the Swindon Conservatives will look at improving traffic flows and helping segregation at junctions to cut the risk of collisions.