Joined: Jun 04, 2005 Posts: 19886 Location: West and Southwest London
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:49 pm Post subject:
Despite this comment, it is still evident from the comparison that the number of speeding motorists has increased substantially over the past year
I very much doubt there has been an increase in speeding motorists, just an increase in detection; and that's simply because mobile cameras are harder to spot (and react to) than fixed ones. _________________ "Settling in nicely" ;-)
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:15 pm Post subject: Re: Portsmouth Motorists Urged To Slow Down
News Team wrote:
Between April 2009 and March 2010, there were 51,747 drivers caught speeding in the coastal city, with this number growing to 62,768 for the same period in 2010/2011.
Superintendent Chris Brown, who heads the roads policing unit, commented that "That 62,000 is a very, very small percentage of people who are out on the roads."
Despite this comment, it is still evident from the comparison that the number of speeding motorists has increased substantially over the past year, leading to increased costs for the drivers involved.
This latest news could help a number of ongoing campaigns which hope to reinstate the cameras, providing evidence, in their opinion, for why they are needed.
I guess if you move the goalposts, then you can justify anything. I'm not sure when and how fast the city-wide 20mph limit went in in Portsmouth, but could that have something to do with it? People could be driving at exactly the same speed as before, but now they can be branded as dangerous and potential killers by the likes of BRAKE, when in essence nothing has changed.
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