|Speed Cameras have now gone too far. The Police
Chief who was responsible for introducing speed cameras to Britain has
admitted that they have gone too far. He believes that the policy
alienating millions of motorists while hardened criminals go free.
He has called for a halt in the growth of cameras before lasting damage is
done. Car accident lawyer specialists have also doubt as to whether or not the incidence of injuries has been reduced as a result of speed cameras.
Cameras Have Turned The Public Against Police. A Chief Constable
has admitted that speed cameras have turned the public against police; he
blamed cameras for wrecking his forces relationship with drivers. He
claimed the biggest mistake was the arrangement which allows the "Speed
Camera Partnerships" to keep some of the cash received in fines to plough
back into the system. He believes it will now be impossible to convince
the public that cameras are anything other than a cash cow for the
Government, raking in funds for cash-strapped forces. He backed
cameras when they were first introduced but now says the ability of modern
cameras to churn out hundreds of tickets in the space of a few hours has
changed the public mood for the worse.
Civilian Safety Camera Operators Being Recruited. A police force
is hiring an army of civilians to lay more traps for unsuspecting
motorists but they will have to catch enough drivers to cover their
The rules dictate that all camera costs are met by revenue
from fines so if targets are not met the new operators could lose their
An ex car accident lawyer Member of Parliament has complained that there are now so many electronic speed traps that police can no
longer cope and they are recruiting an army of civilians to deal with the paperwork and give evidence in court against
Howard in Pledge to Axe The Cash Cameras. Tory Leader Michael
Howard has pledged to rip out all the cameras that are simply raising
cash, not saving lives.
"In a Conservative Government there would not
be a single speed camera in place just to raise money. If a camera is not
contributing to road safety it will be taken down" Mr. Howard told an AA
awards dinner at London's Savoy hotel.