A letter in the Daily
A retired Police Officer
calls for a fight against Speed Cameras
The following letter appeared in the Daily
Mail on 18th June 2003. Trevor Reason calls for action against camera prosecutions.
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"Norfolk's network of 18 fixed
speed cameras trapped 35,324 speeding motorists between July 2002 and the
end of June this year — in theory netting more than £2 million.
So if you take your case to court the Scamera
Partnership don't get your fine money.
This total was significantly reduced
because about one in 10 per cent of motorists issued with fines end up
in court — hitting the partnership's ability to fund future road safety
Spokesman Bryan Edwards said that every
time a motorist trapped by one of their cameras appears before a court,
the partnership had to cover the cost.
The money raised in fines then bypasses
Norfolk and goes straight to the Government."
make speed cameras as unacceptable as drink driving
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Created 18/06/2003. Last update 23/08/2003