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What the papers say - The Observer

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Newcastle is to trial a system of tracking motorists that may be a forerunner to a national road user charging scheme. The system uses number plate recognition cameras to track the frequency and length of journey made by drivers entering the city centre.

A death occurs every two days because of a delay in approving nearly 500 speed cameras, Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Tom Brake has claimed. The Department for Transport is holding off approving the sites pending an independent review of the policy.

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