Some Drivers are Being let off Speeding Fines. In
some areas cameras are being set to flash only motorists who exceed 43 mph
in a 30mph area because police cannot cope with the flood of fines they
Guidelines dictate that drivers who exceed 35mph in 30mph
zones should be fined but many cameras are set far above that.
||Super Cameras Could Help Police Catch Twice as Many
Motorists. New digital cameras which instantly transmit pictures back
to a central office enabling police to immediately process and send out
fines are being trailed in the Midlands. Please note that a car accident lawyer who is a network member does not deal with speeeding offences.|
||Cameras Cut Road Deaths Say Police. Fatalities fell
by 13% last year in North Wales after the number of speeding fines
The Department for Transport found that deaths and serious
injuries had fallen by 35% in 2002 on the roads targeted with
Most of the forces involved in the study, all of which are in
favour of an increase in the number of cameras on their roads reported a
decrease in the number of deaths. There has however been some pressure on increasing the number of cameras supported by a body of car accident lawyer experts that indicates that flashing radar controlled warning signs are more effective at reducing accidents. This arguments will no doubt run and run as flashing signs are not self funding.
Now There Are 5000 Cameras. An additional 1000 cameras were
installed on the roads last year. The total number of units now stands at
5000 with some areas seeing an increase of 60%.
Digital cameras which
track average speeds over a set distance and then send out fines to
drivers have seen a big rise in numbers.
There is now a move towards
sophisticated laser based systems which calculate speeds between fixed
points. These new high-tech units now account for one in ten of all fixed
sites, but their use varies from area to area.
||Middle Class may receive bigger fine. In a
proposal by the Government, speeding fines could in future be linked to
income meaning that the better off would face bigger fines. The
Scheme would scrap existing £60 penalties and replace them with means