Our local councils, proving once again that they are the enemies of the people, have been a tad reluctant to publish the full data on each speed camera in their area.
Cos they make a nice fat little profit out of fining those who "speed".
However, the government has told them to all publish the data, as motorists have a right to know whether local speed cameras are justified. Needless to say, the councils will ignore this request.
Here are a couple of examples:
A speed camera was erected (ooh there's that word again!) on the A329 in Little Milton in 1997 (despite there being no collisions or casualties for five years).
Over the next five years there were five collisions and ten casualties.
A camera was installed on the A1134 Newmarket Road in Cambridgeshire in 1997 following five minor casualties.
In 2010, when 1,027 drivers were caught breaking the 30mph speed limit, there were seven injuries, two of them serious.
As noted, councils are the enemies of the people!
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