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Fewer car finance traffic cops thanks to cuts

The government’s spending cuts has meant that there are now fewer traffic cops on the road, according to a freedom of information request done by the Daily Telegraph.

The government’s spending cuts has meant that there are now fewer traffic cops on the road, according to a freedom of information request done by the Daily Telegraph. The figures showed that 20 police forces now had less traffic cops in May 2011 than they did in May 2010.

Labour transport spokesperson Maria Eagle said: "Coming on top of the Tory-led government's decision to axe road safety funding and targets for reducing deaths and serious injuries, the cuts in front line officers available to tackle traffic offences will inevitably lead to reduced safety on Britain's roads".

Is this decision to cut policing a good idea, or are we suffering from ridiculous political errors?

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