Speedy way to raise cash
SIR – just before Easter I was speed gunned on my way to Asda at lunch time in Hatfield. It was a van parked by the side of the road which I did not see, I was caught twice one on my way to Asda and once on the way back. Now, I hold my hands up, I was
SIR - just before Easter I was speed gunned on my way to Asda at lunch time in Hatfield. It was a van parked by the side of the road which I did not see, I was caught twice one on my way to Asda and once on the way back.
Now, I hold my hands up, I was caught doing 38 mph and 39 mph, which is over the 30 mph limit I have since found out the road is.
I could not see any speed signs visible. Now what gets me is that I have been told since my fines that this is a real hotspot for the police to speed gun people.
When I was in Asda the shop and the whole area was full of young mums and elderly people, so the people who would have been caught that day - and I was in a stream of traffic all travelling at the same speed - would have been the type who really could not afford these fines, especially in this credit crunch.
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What exactly is being done with all the revenue that the police are generating in the same spot repeatedly?
If this is meant to be a safety issue, why are there not static cameras, traffic calming, speed humps, signs, flashing signs etc. It all smacks of just generating money rather than actually trying to save lives. I wonder if other readers of yours feel the same?
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Graham Davidson, Thistle Grove, WGC