Hardcore MB Enthusiast
- Nov 6, 2007
- North Oxfordshire
- His - Denim Blue A220 AMG Line Premium / Hers - Obsidian Black R172 SLK55
I can see the new stories now where a fiat 500 owner gets a ticket in the post after being clocked at two (closer) but incompatible places and gets a fine/ban for doing 180mph between them.is there not an addition to the system that would collate the info from all the cameras nationwide, so if two plates turned up in two incompatible places ie kent at 2pm and glasgow at 230 they'd contact the legal owner of the plate and cancel/exchange it and register the number as stolen. pretty soon you'd weed out the replicas with serious penalties for (knowingly) someone using the duplicate.
what a pile of steamy brown smelly stuff! Not to mention the vast increase revenue?WHATCAR? said:Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick said the new cameras would bring significant safety benefits as well as reduce congestion by making traffic flow more smoothly.
Some governments are worse than others and seem to need to control every aspect of our lives. If our great grandparents could see what we have to live under, they wouldn't believe it.
Even me. I have been driving since 1967 - and even in that short time drivers have lost so much freedom as to make comparisons between 1967 and 2008 frightening. Some things have been good - like drink-driving legislation, but many are now nothing more than cash cows designed solely to top-up the governments ever-emptying coffers.
Not enough, Ill write to my MP. Actually I need a reply from a previous querie.
Anyone old enough to remember when we had motoring organisations who looked after the motorist and his rights? Like the RAC & AA used to. Why are they now all silent on these issues or indeed even supporting them. Time for a new militant motorists group I think.