The speed camera debate: refusal to acknowledge costs
|The Telegraph - 24 August 2011||
What the article does not point out is that speed cameras cost money for the state. A figure of £100m /year is given for fine generation for 6,000 cameras (approx. £17,000/year each - less than the cost of installation). Rather than serving "only to raise millions from motorists", they cost the state money in order to save lives. We know that Oxfordshire council cut speed cameras in 2010 to meet reduced budget requirements.
Speed cameras have failed to cut accidents on many roads and have actually led to a rise in casualties on some routes, official figures show today.
Ministers fear that thousands of cameras have served only to raise millions from motorists, rather than improve safety.
The Telegraph - 24 August 2011
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