According to several news sources, a new type of speed camera that detects if you brake before it could be coming to the UK:
The new type of camera has been trialled — and is now being rolled out — in the Navarra region of Spain.
…and is apparently likely to come to the UK soon.
Apart from the ethical issue of speed cameras (which I think you know my views on by now!), I wonder how such a system could possibly work in the UK.
For example, on Sunday I was driving with the Mrs and little one to visit my parents on the south coast.
The traffic was flowing smoothly at around 70mph.
Then we came across the usual 50mph “variable” speed limit, with the excuse that there was a traffic jam ahead.
Of course there was no traffic jam, other than the one created by people braking for the camera…
The 50mph speed limit was advised on the very gantry that the variable speed camera was on.
There was no warning in advance.
So my question is, if these “anti braking” speed cameras are introduced in the UK, will we receive speeding tickets for braking to avoid the governments attempts to trick us in to triggering a speed camera?
It seems to me that the public nuisances in this country and others are getting more and more desperate in their attempts to finance themselves and retain the thing that they so desire;
Power over the rest of us.
Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments below!:
All the best,
P.S. I’ll keep you updated if there are any developments on this.