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Friday, 11 September 2015

2 Lincolnshire Speed Cameras clock 60,000

So the Lincolnshire Speeding Industry is still thriving. (Two cameras catch 60,000 drivers 3/9)
If these 60000 were driving dangerously or if ‘speeding’ causes accidents, where are the 60,000 crashes to go with these figures?
The police depend heavily on the false premise that all speeding is deliberate disobedience to justify their policy. If it were not so, then the only conclusion left would be that there is an issue at the site causing the problem. I regularly ask gatherings how many deliberately speed and so far not one person has ever said that they do so it seems the police excuse has no foundation at all. I study many sites and I can vouch that most speeding is unintentional and is caused by an enticing road layout, faulty speed limit, or a lack of adequate signage and speed reminders, all of which can be corrected if the real objective is to successfully obtain general compliance to the limit. 
If these were accidents, especially with casualties, would the police just keep snapping away and issuing tickets or find out what’s going wrong at the site and correct it? Of course not so, that the problem could so easily be corrected, is evidence that these tickets are nothing more than a mercenary and exploitative policy against drivers for profit.
Of course there is a massive Speeding Industry that must now be sustained and perpetuated. From the police within it, the camera and sign manufacturers and of cause the very lucrative speed awareness courses, some run by limited companies, for which, so far, I have been unable to ascertain on what legal authority that police, having instigated a legal process, can then stop judicial process on payment of money to someone other than the courts. We jail police officers for doing just that.

The courses are actually a coercion to accept guilt, and then do not tell the students that ‘speeding’ cannot cause anything at all, that the camera that got them there cannot detect one single accident cause and the horrific images displayed had nothing to do with speeding either. 

Two firms in Wales alone are getting through some 6000 students a month. Just multiply that by £90. So having set up this industry, it must have offenders to supply and sustain it. So the system must have speeders and is therefore counter productive and mercenary.

 By any description just these two cameras are showing a massive failure if the object is to stop speeding so why is it being allowed to continue?.

All this focus on ‘speeding’ is at the expense of genuine accident causes too. The Industry promotes ‘speeding’ by including it in its Fatal Four campaign. Yet dangerous driving and careless driving are excluded. So here is an example of blatantly promoting ‘speeding’ at the expense of real accident causes and so the Speeding Industry isn’t only dishonest, it’s highly dangerous too.

Keith Peat
Drivers’ Union.  

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