I heard on the radio today the the Qld government are claiming that the use of “Covert Speed cameras” is responsible for the record low numbers of fatalities this holiday season. Of course it would have nothing to do with the heavy rain and flooding that has had a big part to play in keeping the number of holiday travelers down, it is all down to speed cameras hidden or otherwise. Now the cash strapped Qld government can roll out more of the mobile poker machines to generate more income from motorist who will not realise they have been booked for speeding until a month later and will continue merrily on their way at exactly the same speed they were pictured at. While I don’t disagree that speeding is an issue, I do disagree that speed cameras are not just a quick and easy way for any government to raise revenue. After all if it was not profitable there would not be private businesses willing to contract to some governments to raise the revenue for a percentage of the Booty fine income.
I just wish the pollies would stop the cr@p about them saving lives and admit that more police would be a better deterrant, speed cameras are about one thing….revenue.