Cash Cameras Proliferate
There are actually more fixed speed camera sites in England now than there were in 2010, according to statistics gathered by the RAC Foundation from a Freedom of Information request.
But the number of cameras that actually take pictures has fallen from 529 in 2010 to 487 in 2012. Of the 32 administrative bodies that used fixed speed cameras and who responded to the request, 10 said they had made no change to the level of provision of camera sites.
Several others registered only small changes in provision over the past two years. In only two areas - Avon & Somerset and Wiltshire & Swindon - have all operational cameras been switched off.
As I very rarely ever leave the county I hadn't noticed as we are free of them, and there doesn't seem to be an outbreak of road carnage here . There is though a growing infestation of Speedwatch volunteers doing community monitoring of speeds through their little nimby villages. I always give them a cheery wave, and it seems to slow everybody down.
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