Speed camera pledge part of raft of motoring proposals
6 October 2009

New speed cameras will be axed under a Conservative government, as part of a range new motoring proposals to be unveiled at the Tory party conference today.

Theresa Villiers, the shadow Transport secretary, will pledge to force the police and councils to use alternative means to combat speeding motorists.

The plans are one of a raft of measures designed to appease motorists due to be unveiled at the conference.

New laws would also be introduced to stop motorways being shut for hours following accidents. The Tories also plan to battle rogue wheel clampers and address traffic lights that stay red for too long.

Miss Villiers is expected to say today: “Labour’s army of speed cameras is not the best way to make our roads safer. We will switch to alternative, better, ways to improve road safety.

"It is time to say enough is enough on fixed speed cameras – we have reached the high water mark. A Conservative Government would not fund any new fixed speed cameras.”

The Conservatives also plan to stop the roll out of average speed cameras. Local councils will be able to pilot their own traffic schemes and efforts will be made to stop repeated road works under the new measures.

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6 October 2009

That must explain why the council here is going mad to put in as many new cameras as they can while it will be easy for them.

Whilst these proposals sound good to me, i am sadly sceptical that these proposals will be watered down before anything happens. However it does make them sound less of a bunch of car haters than the current lot. Lets just hope it true

6 October 2009

[quote Autocar]A Conservative Government would not fund any new fixed speed cameras.”[/quote]

But I thought we the little people were told 'safety' cameras cost us nothing - they were funded by the fine revenue? You don't mean to tell us the shower in charge have been lying, again?

The truth is 'safety' cameras are a large part of NuBritain's brave new economy, i.e. you loot the little people to fund the new regime of non-job bureaucrats, in this case 'safety camera partnerships' apparatchiks, to give the appearance of a thriving, post-industrial economy. Who needs real wealth-creating enterprise, like, er, maunfacturing industry, when you can employ umpteen hundred thousand fat, do-as-ordered bints and tossers in offices, processing 'safety' camera prosecutions, plus the plod overseeing bureaucracy, plus the bungs for the legal profession, basically any and all parasites you can think of.

The truth is BlueLabour have seen the real books and know Britain is biblically bust. Cameras were never self-funding - the army of bureaucrats saw to that with their salaries, pensions and performance-related 'bonuses'. BluLabour will have to slash and burn govt. spending - easiest to start with unpopular sh1te like speed cameras rather than nurses, quacks and plod, where it will inevitably end up. Remember, Canada had to slash its federal spending by 40% in the 1990s to balance the books and its situation was nowhere near as dire as UK's.

6 October 2009

Unfortunately it seems that it's easy to target motorists rather than any other person who's doing real crime. Speeding isn't dangerous, there's nothing to say that doing 59mph is safer than 61 yet these speed Nazis would have you believe it's worse than murder or rape!

All we seem to be getting is more speed traps everywhere yet violent crime is on the increase.

6 October 2009

On my voting card I will draw my own box and write next to it "none of the above - the whole system is a sham and should be scrapped" and tick that.

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6 October 2009

Like every party that comes to power, they make lots of promises, but never follow through.

Peter Cavellini.

6 October 2009

[quote artill]

That must explain why the council here is going mad to put in as many new cameras as they can while it will be easy for them.

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Why stop speed cameras? If you have children you want them safe!

I live in a small village with a road going through it with a 30 mph speed camera.

Lots of flashes as people got caught to start with but now people know it's there no one gets nicked and no kids get killed!

Just close your eyes and think of you lovely kids flying through the air after being hit by a dim-wit in a speeding car........ not a nice thought is it!

Yes I agree this makes a lot of money for the government OUR government which means if Pete the plonker is paying his £60 fine that means less tax for me to pay!#

People forget this is a double edge knife yes it's a pain to go home and explain to your wife you just got a £60 fine but not as bad as going home to tell your wife little Johnny is dead from a speeding car!

6 October 2009

[quote Dorsetdave]

Why stop speed cameras? If you have children you want them safe!

I live in a small village with a road going through it with a 30 mph speed camera.

Lots of flashes as people got caught to start with but now people know it's there no one gets nicked and no kids get killed!

Just close your eyes and think of you lovely kids flying through the air after being hit by a dim-wit in a speeding car........ not a nice thought is it!

Yes I agree this makes a lot of money for the government OUR government which means if Pete the plonker is paying his £60 fine that means less tax for me to pay!#

People forget this is a double edge knife yes it's a pain to go home and explain to your wife you just got a £60 fine but not as bad as going home to tell your wife little Johnny is dead from a speeding car!

[/quote]Because thye do nothing to improve driving standards. No one on here wants little Johnny killed or injured. But we do want better driving standards, and we dont think fixed, mobile, or average speed cameras will do it.

6 October 2009

[quote Dorsetdave]

[quote artill]

That must explain why the council here is going mad to put in as many new cameras as they can while it will be easy for them.

[/quote]

Why stop speed cameras? If you have children you want them safe!

I live in a small village with a road going through it with a 30 mph speed camera.

Lots of flashes as people got caught to start with but now people know it's there no one gets nicked and no kids get killed!

Just close your eyes and think of you lovely kids flying through the air after being hit by a dim-wit in a speeding car........ not a nice thought is it!

Yes I agree this makes a lot of money for the government OUR government which means if Pete the plonker is paying his £60 fine that means less tax for me to pay!#

People forget this is a double edge knife yes it's a pain to go home and explain to your wife you just got a £60 fine but not as bad as going home to tell your wife little Johnny is dead from a speeding car!

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that was a party political broadcast on behalf of the Gordon Brown lunatic tendency Monster Raving Loony Party.

If only all those other countries, who get by on a fraction of UK's speed cameras and surveillance cameras, would see the wisdom and trailblazing of UK's enlightened authorities, they too would be in Nirvana. You do realise pillock, that twice as many people, including 'litte johnnies', die from hospital acquired infections, like MRSA and C.Difficile in UK each year, as do on UK's roads? You didn't? Did you also know that NuLabour's illegal wars over the past dozen years have led to the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children, yes little johnnies too? What shall we do to stop these poor people being killed? I know, speed cameras, or better still, hang the bastards that caused it, sack the hospital bigwigs who outsourced the cleaning contacts and pocketed performance bonuses and sack the crooks who set up 'Camera Partnerships' off the back of fraudulent accident stats, to justify their jobs, pensions and bonuses. That would be a useful start.

6 October 2009

The only people who complain or are bothered about speed cameras are those who break the law. So the Torries are now swinging towards those who break the law? Yeh right. To then suggest the Torries will employ more traffic officers is absurd - unless of course they qualify this with "and to pay for those extra officers, we're going to raise your taxes". It's all talk.

"We are going to address traffic lights which stay red for too long" - Ha ha ha ha ha ha.... talk about scrapping the bottom of the barrel for popular policies! Perhaps this is a policy dreamt up by Mr Cameron himself who whilst being filmed on his bike in March 2008, managed to break FOUR traffic laws, including going straight thru a set of traffic lights whilst on Red. The police branded him "very stupid" - nice one David! His offences also included cycling the wrong way up a one-way street, so look out for the abolishon of one-way streets next.

Of course if they do want to improve traffic flow and save petrol / the environment etc, all they need to do is adopt the North American system and allow us to turn left on a red signal. But that idea would cost the taxpayer £0.00, that's no where near wasteful enough for this country.

6 October 2009

This cements the fact that i'll be voting conservative.

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