Hmm, Sounding like a civil villans convention,
Ever though of just doing something socially acceptable and simple like just sticking to the speed limit?... I recon the cameras are a good thing. In a few years time all the speeders will be off the road having been banned... or driving lttle Fiat's cos they can't afford the insurance on anything else. And due to all the money they raise it keeps my tax bills down...
If they get the idiot in the BMW 1 series that sat on my arse for a mile this morning then overtook in rush hour traffic on what is a wide but very busy single carriageway road, in a 30 zone and at a dangerous moment. Hey, and 2 miles later he had got a whole 2 car lengths in front of me in stationery traffic (WOW he got a whole 40 yards and 5 seconds in front!) - I think he was late dropping his 5 year old off at school. Now, in a few years time with loads of speed cameras he will either have calmed down or be on the bus. Now in his case that has got to be a good thing hopefully before another five year old joins his kid in the front seat via a windscreen first entry.
Oh and I've read in two seperate articles recently that a number of police forces are in certain circumstances feeling happy to drop the old 10% rule, or 10% +3mph rule. Getting done doing at 31 1/2 in a 30 gives illegal speeders a whole new set of worries - just slow down.
Accidents at speed cameras? - Bad thing in short term - people get injured... But good thing in long term idiots get banned no longer drive, a benefit for all... the partial idiots learn to drive slower to the general benefit of other road users/pedestrains.
Yes. I do rag the arse of my Esprit sometimes and could easily risk a ban if caught. And yes an Esprit tootling along at 32 does look a bit incongrous with White van man, Baby Buggy girl and Beemers guy sat behind in convoy waiting for there moment. But I pick my moments carefully and sensibly like 3 in the morning on a deserted road with good sight lines and I'm patient in finding them. I genuinely think that for society as a whole reduced road speeds and calmer driving styles has got to something to aim for.
Maybe life is too fast, too many things to do, to many places you need to be. Maybe people who find cameras extremely offensive need to take a chill pill. Me, I saw myself with enough money to do what I wanted, dropped to working 21 hours a week and now regard myself as semi retired at 44... Yes, I'll not be buying a Ferrari or be holidaying on the QE2 but I DO get an extra 104 days holiday this year and I have enough money and time to indulge my interests and passions in life.