A council has slashed its budget for speed cameras because it says they are more about making money than saving lives.
North Somerset Council used to give £300,000 a year towards funding cameras in the area.
But members have now decided to cut the funding by £100,000.
And they warn they may give NOTHING next year because they claim so much taxpayers' cash is wasted on public relations and red tape.
Camera bosses have accused the council of being irresponsible.
A spokesman for the West of England Road Safety Partnership said: "This will put lives at risk. The vast majority of residents agree that cameras play a vital role in cutting speeds and casualties."
But North Somerset's transport chief Elfan Ap Rees said: "Motorists have wised up to where the cameras are and slow down and then speed up again."
And he accused the Government of using speed fines to swell Treasury coffers instead of ploughing the money back into road safety schemes.
Captain Gatso, campaigns director of Motorists Against Detection, told Pistonheads: "Now the authorities have finally woken up to the truth that we, the under-siege motorists, have known all along - it's all about raising money. The end is nigh for speed cameras!"