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.
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