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Big brother


With reference to the NCE500 survey (NCE 14 June) on speed camera fines, I recall that police in Nottinghamshire reported a dramatic reduction in vehicle speeds after the introduction of SPECS . It was such that few vehicles could now be fined. As a result there would be no money for additional cameras.

One drawback with these devices is that prudent driving prevails in areas where the cameras exist but vehicle speeds may tend to increase elsewhere.

We can now install devices in our vehicles to pinpoint where we are, to aid navigation or enable stolen vehicles to be located. I wonder how long it will be before everybody is forced to install such devices.

They would provide continuous monitoring of vehicle speed and issue an automatic penalty ticket for offenders.

Ewan Cappitt MICE ecappitt@aol. com

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