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Gatso! what Gatso!?

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Gatso! what Gatso!?

To much trumpeting several months ago, Oxfordshire claimed to have disabled all (most?) of their speed cameras.
I read in the last few days, and in all honesty I can't remember where, that, very quietly they have reinstated them again.
Is this true?
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Re: Gatso! what Gatso!?

a little bit of google detective work, and hey presto.....
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8489684.BREAKING_NEWS__Speed_cameras_to_go_back_on/
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Re: Gatso! what Gatso!?

It was reported in the weekend papers that they had turned them back on again to plug the shortfall in their finances.
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Re: Gatso! what Gatso!?

not true
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Within days of the switch-off there was evidence that motorists were ignoring the redundant camera housings with speeds increasing.

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The decision brought a storm of protest as road safety groups and residents warned it would lead to an increase in accidents.