DETAILS on how speed cameras are placed across Burton have been published.
The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has revealed the criteria for how it decides to place permanent and mobile speed cameras across the area.
A complicated system based on the number of accident, speed and a raft of other factors is used to pinpoint where the cameras are needed.
A spokesman for the partnership said: "The range of measures available to the partnership broadly includes enforcement, engineering, education, driver training and publicity.
"A matrix of criteria has been developed to ensure proportionate and effective solutions are implemented in areas with a history of collisions resulting in personal injuries.
These criteria are applied rigorously to make best use of all available "resource.
"Contrary to popular belief, speed cameras are not used to raise revenue and the partnership does not receive any of the fines generated.
"The management of camera sites is based on the reduction of collisions and casualties and not on the number of offences.
"Current figures show that the number of people killed or seriously injured at cameras sites in Burton have fallen by an average of 64 per cent since the sites were implemented.
"Speed enforcement, by both fixed and mobile cameras, is key to the work of the partnership and provides an opportunity to re-educate some drivers through a speed awareness course rather than resulting in penalty points.
"To ensure speed cameras are used in a fair and proportionate manner an annual review will be undertaken.
"A camera site is a length of road on which camera enforcement is set to take place.
"Often a site will have several camera housings or mobile locations implemented as a group.
"Both fixed and mobile locations may be included within the same site or along the same road."
"The priorities for each site will continue to be reviewed and altered on a regular basis."