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Five speed cameras in Rotherham to be turned off by police

Five speed cameras in Rotherham are to be permanently switched off after being deemed no longer necessary.

The cameras are on Fenton Road; the A633 at Sandygate; Barnsley Road at West Melton and the A631 Bawtry Road, at Brinsworth and Hellaby.

The cameras are being removed because no serious collisions have taken place across the sites over three years.

"We need to move these resources elsewhere where we will save lives," Ch Insp Stuart Walne said.

Mr Walne said: "These are not places where we are not seeing accidents and not places where cameras are not having a significant impact."

South Yorkshire Police said the roads which are monitored by counters gave the force a profile of when drivers were likely to be speeding and so would patrol using mobile speed cameras.

The cameras will be put into storage until required for new sites or as replacements for the remaining 57 sites across the county, police said.

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