Speed Cameras are not at all like Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens or Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens or even
Brown paper packages tied up with strings… In fact I hate them.
The early one’s (invented by some miserable man called Mr Gatso) are no becoming a bit Kodak like – they have seen better days. Film is making way for digital. Of course the first Red Light camera was intalled on Derby Road in Nottingham – so we have long been sufferers here.
But difgital is the way forward – and even better the new cameras don’t need a change of film, they can simply ping you and send you the
bill fine. It’s like taking candy from the baby (or as Maria would have said ‘crisp apple strudels’).
There was story in the papers in the week where Nottinghamshire Police proudly announced that the money they were raising from people going on speed awareness courses was being pumped back into new cameras. Despite the Governments assurances that it was stopping the war on motorists this hasn’t quite reached the trenches.
But the worst part of this story – the Police estimated that they would catch more speeding motorists because of the improvement in technology. And at no point in the story was there hardly a mention of any reduction in road traffic accidents or improvements to blackspots.