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Speed Cameras

On 3 Aug 2010 at 1:20pm Matt Kent wrote:
Should ESCC pull the plug on speed cemeras in Sussex now the ConDems think that the Police should enforce the law with people that speed? :|
On 3 Aug 2010 at 2:49pm Clifford wrote:
As the police aren't going to enforce the law the answer seems pretty obvious. When - apart from bonfire (when there are hundreds of them) - was the last time you saw a copper in Lewes?
On 3 Aug 2010 at 3:20pm Snert wrote:
Today. Next question.
On 3 Aug 2010 at 3:35pm Rookie wrote:
I might have missed something but I thought speed cameras were a licence to print money. Why would they want to do away with them?
On 3 Aug 2010 at 3:40pm Clifford wrote:
I hope you took his or her picture Snert as it must have been quite a surprising sight.
On 3 Aug 2010 at 6:02pm Landporter wrote:
Here we go again. They're only a license to print money IF YOU BREAK THE LAW AND DRIVE OVER THE SPEED LIMIT.
Regardless if you agree with it or not or like it or not, that is the bottom line. If everyone stuck to the speed limit, they wouldn't make a penny.
Landporter (with an sp30 and 3 points on my license)
On 4 Aug 2010 at 1:35am Brixtonbelle wrote:
except the 'licence to print money'argument is a fallacious one.
On 4 Aug 2010 at 9:36am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Fallacious...does that mean it's hard to swallow?
On 4 Aug 2010 at 9:54am Holly Hock wrote:
Isn't it oral sex?
Ooops is that too rude for the Lewes Forum?
On 5 Aug 2010 at 1:56pm Matt Kent wrote:
If you're interested there is a great article on the evidence that speed cameras reduce speeding and accidents on some of Britains worst accident spots, and that 7 people A DAY, 120 kids a year, are killed in road traffic accidents.
Search 'George Monbiot speed cameras' on Google (I can't paste the hyperlink) and read his article dated 26th July 2010. Cheers - Matt
On 5 Aug 2010 at 7:39pm Ed Can Do wrote:
There's also empirical evidence however that removing all the speed cameras results in no additional accidents. Swindon got rid of all theirs and the accident rate stayed exactly the same.
On 5 Aug 2010 at 9:17pm me wrote:
Interesting to notice the massive increase in mobile speed cameras at non accident blackspots recently. Some would say, now that the Police have had their budget slashed, they need to up their "speeding convictions". How come you never see prosecutions for tailgating, mobile phone use, lack of any indicators, shocking lane discipline and all the other far more dangerous and selfish driving behaviours. A cynical observer might suggest that for all these other offences the Police cannot keep the fines "to invest in road safety initiatives"

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