Re: Speed camera's, a good idea?
I personally would be perfectly understanding if i was stopped by an actual police officer. If in their (expert....) opinion, they believed my speed was excessive, then fair enough, you can't argue. But to be caught by a camera, which is set at 0% tolerance would really get my goat. Ok, fair enough i would have been speeding, but i believe that the speed limits should be reviewed and it's nice to know that some officers do take conditions etc into consideration, a camera doesn't. The speed limits were set using a ford anglia and were based on that car's stopping distances. On the motorway i believe there's a strong case to raise the limit to 80, seeing as everyone seems to go at that speed anyway! However i believe the only time this will happen is when we eventually switch from limits in MPH to KPH (it'll happen) at which point we'll probably follow France's lead.
What i would love to see would be more marked police cars back on the road, encouraging people to drive sensibly. I drove from Reading to Winchester yesterday and twice on the M3 had people pull out into the outside lane without indicating at the last minute causing me to brake hard. Winds me up.