Archive for April, 2008

Police Patrols Replaced by Cameras

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

 http://www.policespeedcameras.info/  –  Originally Accessed on 29/4/2008

Why do you think speed cameras are so appealing to governments? Simple, speed cameras are cheaper to run than real police. Speed cameras don’t ask for pay rises or let off drivers with a warning – Real cops do! It’s based on a false economy to save money and raise revenue. What the community gets is a rise in road deaths and a bunch of young road hoons running the streets like a scene out of the movie “Mad Max” Don’t believe it? I live in Western Australia where the Police Traffic Branch was amalgamated with the local suburban police stations. So who looks after the streets now? Basically, its a free for all.

Pommy Speed Camera Error

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Civil disobedience: Dutch squatter protests in the early 1980sSpeeding

Fine

Disgusting

By Paul Fielding 9th January 2008

London – Blackpool
A SPEED camera campaigner has condemned the controversial devices after it was revealed hundreds of motorists had received tickets by mistake.
Police are handing back 300 fines to drivers after it was found their speed guns were set up wrong.

In 2004, Coun Mary Smith of Bloomfield ward chaired a scrutiny committee which was highly critical of cameras in the resort, and today said she was not surprised by the blunder. Full Story…

The http://www.policespeedcameras.info/ website where this article was located is an excellent website for news articles on radar and speed cameras from around the world. This is a short article from the home page accessed on the 29/4/2008.

Do Speed Cameras save lives? Statistics from around the world and Australia suggest not! Why? Because speed cameras target the vast majority of law abiding citizens who travel a few kms over the speed limit, not the true causes of road fatalities! Speed Cameras are “fools gold” for governments looking for a quick fix solution to road deaths, but prove a bonanza for cash strapped governments looking to reduce police manpower and raise revenue. Add to this mix speed detection technology that is inaccurate, low speed tolerance limits and a court system that is blind to these problems and you have a recipe for disaster.

Radar Facts vs Fiction

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

This website is the result of indepth research on the correct use of radar devices to detect speeding vehicles and what the common problems are. With the large rate of errors that occur it is obvious the public are ripped off everyday by governments that use the devices to raise revenue.

The information on the Radar Fact Pages is based on research that is several years old. In the near future when time permits the findings of more recent research will be included. I hope the work is of benefit to people who believe they have been booked in error to prove a point to the authorities but from my personal experience that it is a lot of hassle and it is hard to win. The system is against you.