Speeding tickets withdrawn after Cumbrian camera does not have annual check
Last updated at 12:37, Tuesday, 06 March 2012
More than 50 Cumbrian motorists who were told they would be fined for speeding have had their penalty notices withdrawn – because the camera which snapped them didn’t have its annual check.
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as i am somebody who received a parking ticket for parking for one minute in a place i shouldnt have been, i am so pleased these people have been let off these ridiculus tickets.. the person who said it is all about money/revenue, never a truer word spoken, its not about safety and nobody has the money for these tickets.
I'm heartened to see so many people on here are now seeing this vile organisation for what it is! This was never about safety, as many have said, it was about revenue. The placement of the vans says all you need to know about that. Paul M. In the tragic accident you cite, where was the camera van? Was it in the village? No, I expect it was out on the open road where higher speeds are perfectly safe. In the UK, the authorities have been obsessed with speed limit enforcement for many years, and depite the claims of the camera partnerships, deaths and serious injuries have continued to fall on the nation's roads at about the asme rate as they have since the last war. Even around the country when many cameras were turned off last year, we didn't see the "predicted carnage" that many would have had us believe and yet SOME people still seem to think they do a good job?! When the authorities failed to see the expected improvements in accident statistics, they started reducing speed limits all over the place. A typical case of "the medicine isn't working - double the dose"! Tellme Paul M. Have you ever driven along a rod that used to have a National Speed Limit and now has a 40 limit? Might you have done more than 40 along it in the past before the speed limit was reduced? If so, do you accept that you were driving dangerously all that time?
The speedo in a car is an indication of speed and not an exact measuring device and is not calibrated,that is why the police allowed 10% error ie 33 mph in 30 mph zone 77 mph on the motorway,the safety vans stick bang on to what there machine says 31mph in a 30 zone you are speeding ,notice how the camera van on london road is only intersted in the people coming into carlisle slowing down from 50mph to 30 mph,a road that used to be 60 limit going to 40 mph and not the people howling up london road this includes the buses using the bus lane who regular overtake cars that are sticking to the limit