|release date: 4th March 2004||title: Speed cameras in the wrong places||number: PR107|
|Speed Cameras In the Wrong
For Immediate Release
Transport minister David Jamieson is reported today as claiming: "All camera partnerships have written back to us and the indications are that the cameras are in the right places."
However, the minister has not replied to Safe Speed's accusation that the rules for speed camera placement are fatally flawed.
Paul Smith, Safe Speed's founder said: "It is outrageous that the minister feels able to make such a claim, when he has failed to justify the flaw in the rules for speed camera placement. As motorists know instinctively, the cameras are in the wrong places. This is simply because the rules are wrong."
Notes for editors:
See this page where we revealed (initially
in the pages of Motorcycle News on 28th January 2004) a specific blunder
in the rules for speed camera placement.
Previous press release and MCN contact
About Safe Speed:
Since setting up Safe Speed in 2001, Paul Smith, 49, an advanced motorist and road safety enthusiast, and a professional engineer of 25 years UK experience, has carried out in excess of 4,500 hours of research into the overall effects of speed camera policy on UK road safety. We believe that this is more work in more detail than anything carried out by any other organisation. Paul's surprising conclusion is that overall speed cameras make our roads more dangerous. Paul has identified and reported a number of major flaws and false assumptions in the claims made for speed cameras, and the whole "speed kills" system of road safety.
The inescapable conclusion is that we should urgently return to the excellent road safety policies that gave us in the UK the safest roads in the World in the first place.
Safe Speed does not campaign against speed
limits or appropriate enforcement of motoring laws, but argues vigorously
that automated speed enforcement is neither safe nor appropriate.
Contact Safe Speed:
We are available for press and media interviews.
Created 4/03/2004. Last update 4/03/2004