Aha now we know why Nanny is so keen on speed cameras.
Not for our safety...it's the money stupid!
It seems that the Treasury took more than £15M from the fines paid by drivers caught by speed cameras in England and Wales in 2005/2006.
Government spokesman in the House of Lords, Lord Bassam, said receipts from fines totalled more than £114.6M.
Some £99.5M of that was "directly attributed to the prevention, detection and enforcement of offences".
Guess where that went?
To the Treasury.
Lord Bassam says that the "sole purpose of speed cameras is casualty reduction".