At least 30 speed cameras are set to be switched off in Lancashire in the UK following official reports that they were inefficient in reducing accident levels in the region.

The full review of the county’s 290 cameras revealed that 30-40 units were not performing.

The review was undertaken as a result of the UK Government’s decision to cut funding for road safety partnerships, and although the cameras will be switched off, they will remain in their original positions.

No details are being provided on the future of the Lancashire partnership, which is the operator of the county’s speed camera network on behalf of the councils and the police, according to

The county council has already withdrawn a £1.2m ($1.9m) grant, but allotted £600,000 ($950,640) in order to keep the partnership going though this financial year.