A protest led by a bereaved mother and Brake, the road safety charity, is taking place in response to Wiltshire County Council’s decision to close the local road safety partnership.
Clare Brixey, whose son Ashley (pictured) was killed in a road accident in 2004, said: “The government should be prioritising saving lives on our roads not accumulating deaths. The cost of a safety camera does not compare to the cost of a life.
“I find it so frustrating that voices like mine are being drowned out by a few selfish, arrogant opponents to safety cameras.”
Ellen Booth, Brake’s campaigns officer, added: “Increasingly, decisions being made on safety cameras are more about politics and less about facts. The fact is that safety cameras reduce speeding and save lives.
“It seems that the people who argue so loudly against safety cameras are often the people who feel ‘taxed’ by the fines: the councillor in question has himself received a driving ban for repeated speeding.”
For more information contact Ellen Booth on 01484 550067.