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Report says motorists face postcode lottery for being caught speeding
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4 August 2010

Motorists face a postcode lottery when it comes to being caught for speeding, according to a new study.

London was identified as the worst area, with twice as many camera locations as the next most policed county. The study, commissioned by Roadpilot, found that Greater London has 16 per cent of the UK’s roadside speed cameras – more than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined.

The West Midlands, including Birmingham, has the second-highest proportion of the country’s speed cameras with 7.4 per cent of the total, followed by West Yorkshire with 6.7 per cent, Lancashire with 5.7 per cent and Staffordshire with five per cent.

James Flynn, CEO of RoadPilot, said, “It is perhaps to be expected that London, as the UK’s largest city, would have the highest concentration of speed cameras, but the extent of the differences in number of speed cameras around the UK is very surprising.”

Data from 2009 showed that the 14,856 fixed speed cameras and mobile speed gun sites at the time were not distributed evenly across England and Wales. There were 844 in Lancashire, compared with just 29 in neighbouring North Yorkshire.

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Do It 5 August 2010

Re: London 'worst for speeding'

beachland2 wrote:

Do It wrote:
Why are you ALWAYS having a dig at people? It utterly drags this forum down.

You will find it is you who has a dig at people personally. What others do is have a "dig" at the opinion or comment, which is discussion. But you complain direct to the personal identity of the poster, which is an insult, and you make things worse.

I'll find nothing that you've opined thanks. This is nothing more than trolling, you've added nothing to the debate and then weighed in to have another pop because someone recognised that this is just mindless trolling.

Which one are you then? Plummy or Steve Steel?

A previously ba... 5 August 2010

Re: London 'worst for speeding'

So you've popped in to make a totally off-topic comment about how people should stay on topic! Hahaha! You're welcome Lanciaman. Speed cameras are fast becoming unsustainable now that central funding for them has been removed for county councils. We'll see a few less, I'm sure just like in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. People are prone, however, to inadvertent speeding which, because they have their concentration fixed on driving safely and not at all distracted by a permanent watch on their speedo is no bad thing. This is the lack of discrimination of a speed camera and is aptly demonstrated by the Swiss use of cameras. Over there, they do not have to put a sign up or dress up the camera so you can see it and fine you according toyour income. Now THAT is crap.

beachland2 5 August 2010

Re: London 'worst for speeding'

Do It wrote:
Why are you ALWAYS having a dig at people? It utterly drags this forum down.

You will find it is you who has a dig at people personally. What others do is have a "dig" at the opinion or comment, which is discussion. But you complain direct to the personal identity of the poster, which is an insult, and you make things worse.

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