Wednesday, October 11
A new generation of speed cameras capable of calculating how fast a car has been travelling over any distance could be on the roads within months. The alternative system, which has been submitted to the Home Office for approval, costs around £20,000 which is a heck of a lot cheaper then either the fixed or mobile cameras that are in use now. It is also portable, which would allow the cameras to be shifted to newly identified accident blackspots or road works. If approved, it could lead to the number of average speed safety camera systems soaring from the 14 in operation at present. Oh dear, at that sort of price, it will lead to a multitude of these cameras which will be horrifying for the motorist but hey what an earner for the grandly named Cumbria Road Casualty Reduction Partnership. I can see them now, rubbing their hands together in glee, so watch out they will be going for these cash generators in a big way.