Cameras catch the road law-breakers

sUFFOLK: “Five cameras snare 13,000 speeders on Suffolk roads” was the headline in the Star earlier this week.

Good. That means that 13,000 drivers will hopefully have got the message that you shouldn’t commit a criminal act by exceeding the speed limit.

And hopefully it will provide the Suffolk Speed Camera partnership with more money to introduce more cameras and make the county’s roads even safer.

Because speeding kills.

Whatever Jeremy Clarkson or Claire Armstrong who founded pressure group “Safe Speed” might say speed limits are there to make life safer for all of us – and those who are reckless and stupid enough to ignore them deserve to have the book thrown at them.

Frankly any pressure group calling itself “Safe Speed” and then campaigns against speed cameras deserves to be prosecuted under the Trades Descriptions Act.

Because cameras save lives.

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They saved lives on the A14 at the Haughley bends. They save lives on the A140 at Coddenham and on the A12 at Benhall.

Look at what happened in Oxfordshire. The speed cameras that were switched off last August have been switched back on after the number of fatal accidents increased by 50 per cent.

The number of serious injuries rose significantly as well.

Speed cameras save lives. If you don’t want to be fined after being caught speeding then don’t break the law.