Sunday, January 11, 2004
So an insider confirms that speed cameras are being used as money spinners rather than road safety measures. Big surprise - but there is a interesting revelation in there:
The reason, he said, was that forces had been given income targets by the Government that forced them to concentrate on making money out of cameras, instead of using them to slow traffic.....
"Forces were only allowed to join the 'cash for cameras' scheme if they signed up to increasing massively the numbers of tickets issued. It was not about road safety."
So rather than it being the actions of rogue cops, or even rogue constabularies, the Great Speed Shakedown has been deliberate policy by the government. This deserves to be known more widely.