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Quo errat demonstrator

Speed cameras fail to halt a rise in fatalities on the roads | Uk News | News | Telegraph

Statistics, covering the 12 months to Sept 30 of last year showed a one per cent rise in fatalities with 3,210 deaths. That compares with 3,177 for the same period in 2005.

But in defending the use of cameras, a Department for Transport spokesman said: "These are one off quarterly provisional statistics.

"These things sometimes go up and sometimes go down. We don't know if they are anything to do with cameras, which still play an essential role in maintaining safety."

In one sentence he says they don't know if speed cameras make roads safer or not but then say they are essential for safety. It is a shame the elementary study of logic is no longer taught at school, I don't suppose he has ever heard of the phrase QED because this certainly qualifies for Q E bloody not D.

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The govt has boasted for years that road casualties are in decline. Apparently hospital figures disagree.

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