Latest Speed Camera Scam?
I was driving back from seeing a friend at Heathrow on the M25 last Thursday evening when I witnessed this…
Just before J11 — the Chertsey exit — a temporary speed limit of 60mph appeared on the overhead speed camera gantry.
Then, on the very next one a few hundred yards later…
A 40mph limit…
Then, on the exit slip road for J11…
A 20 (yes, twenty) mph limit!
There are 2 important points here:
This was late at night (around midnight) and the road was completely clear. Very light traffic, and no workmen in the road.
These were not advisory speeds but actual speed limits, enforced by the variable cameras on each of the gantries.
Apart from the outrageous safety issues (I imagine you would agree?) of having cars suddenly decelerating from 70 or more to 20 on an exit slip road, there can surely only be one of two things at play here:
– gross incompetence on the part of the Highways Agency or;
– yet another scam to fleece Motorists of money at the *expense* of road safety — the very thing that speed cameras are supposed to stand for?…
But what I’d like to know is:
What do you think?
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