Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Smile, you're on a speed camera (2)

A speed camera set up at temporary traffic lights on the A27 at Falmer, East Sussex has led to motorists being fined £750,000 in just two months!! The government-funded organisation earned just under £1.5m profit (Does it consider fines to be sales?) for the year, half of which came from this one camera. A spokesman for the partnership said it was "disappointing" that thousands of people were speeding in the county. I bet he wasn't nearly as disappointed as the drivers getting fined and three points on their licences.

Do they hope "sales" go down or should they invest for the future and buy some more cameras? Mind you, it does seem odd that they publicise where their mobile speed cameras will be over the next few days. I have always assumed that if you want to reduce a driver's average speed, it's best not to tell them in advance where the mobile cameras will be hidden...

PS Why isn't the Officer busier on Friday? Is it a half day!?!

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