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no. of motorist caught on camera rose 40% in Britain
« on: April 30, 2004, 09:45:18 AM »
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Cameras catch increased numbers
The number of offending drivers caught on camera in England and Wales rose 40% in 2002 to one and a half million, Home Office figures have shown.
Of those caught, 94% were speeding and the rest went through red lights.

Increased camera numbers are funded by fines collected for driving offences, and cameras accounted for 85% of all speeding offences dealt with by police.

The total number of motoring offences or penalty charge notices rose 11% to 11.8m - a record number.

The statistics also showed that the number of drivers who refused breath tests or gave positive results rose 4% to just over 100,000.

As more speed cameras have been introduced, so inevitably the number of people caught by them has leapt.

The 2002 figure is a significant leap from the half a million people who were caught in 1999.

However, many are unhappy to see the fines accrued from speed camera convictions going towards more speed cameras.

Awareness courses

The RAC Foundation believes the money should be spent on increasing the number of traffic police and improving dangerous junctions and other road blackspots.

It argues that people can avoid prosecution for serious motoring offences because cameras are increasingly replacing traffic police.

Executive director Edmund King has called for more "speed awareness courses" for drivers caught speeding, instead of fines and penalty points.

He said that sending out millions of fines and points would not necessarily improve road safety.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/uk/3673519.stm
we also have the highest camera to ppl ratio than anywhere else in the world it something like 1 camera to every 4 ppl and number are rising exponentially but whats worse is the rise in speed camera numbers especially when placed to generate money rather than improve safety

iraq would just get annexed by iran


That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?
 

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Re:no. of motorist caught on camera rose 40% in Britain
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2004, 03:08:32 PM »
The govt only want more cash not to save lives.