UK Speed Cameras to Monitor Every Stretch of Road
UK government proposes speed camera network covering every A-road in the
name of fighting global warming.
The UK Commission for Integrated Transport last year proposed a
nationwide blanket of speed cameras as a means of fighting global
warming. After a series of trials, the Home Office is now set to make
this a reality by approving early next year the SPECS3 "distance over
time speed measuring device" that will make it impossible to drive on
any primary road in Britain without being tracked and subjected to an
instant fine for exceeding the posted speed limit.
"With respect to technology, we are in a period of explosive evolution
in traffic control technology," a commission report entitled Transport
and Climate Change explained. "The Highways Agency already uses several
technologies which are either intended to manage speed, or lend
themselves to that purpose by monitoring speed and sending drivers
messages about their behavior.... Reducing climate impacts of the
motorway network should be a major consideration in the development of
motorway control and communications technology."
The original SPECS cameras were found to be quite successful. Between 2000 and 2005, a single camera in Nottinghamshire generated 76,000 tickets worth £4.2 million (US $7.2 million). London's entire SPECS network generated as many citations in just three weeks. London camera officials did admit, however, that 5600 tickets were sent to motorists who were completely innocent.
You can read the full article at the link aabovee. We didn't want to waste the space on a bunch of crap. We just wanted you to know that it is coming. Aw hell, thats right, we actually thought people gave a damn about their freedom. Silly us. Not only will they give up there freedom, they will pay to do it.
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