Accident data shows that in the first nine months after the devices were scrapped in Swindon, there were 315 road casualties in the area as a whole, compared with 327 in the same period the previous year.
In total there were two fatalities – compared with four in the same period previously – and 44 serious injuries, down from 48.
And the fact of the matter is, this is no different from the equivalent falls crowed over by advocates for speed cameras when the cameras are put up. At some point the numbers will crawl up, and then they will fall again. Put a camera up, take it down, the real thing to remember is: shit happens.