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Britain’s booming speed camera network is at the centre of a giant ‘scam’ aimed at making ‘buckets of money’ for the Government, the boss of a leading supplier of the devices has admitted. The sensational confession was made by the chief executive of Tele-Traffic, which supplies cameras to virtually every police force in Britain. His [...]

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UK Department for Transport reports threefold undercount of road accidents during the speed camera era. DfT report coverFor the past several years, the UK Department for Transport (DfT) has heralded the drop in the number of serious traffic accidents as evidence of the success of its speed camera policies. For the first time, the agency [...]

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A man from Nottingham has been caught ‘driving’ at 0 km/h by a speed camera not once but twice. Jeff Buck, aged 55, has received two speeding fines in the post and letters of intended prosection for the offences. His parked car had been snapped by a speed camera on his street, apparently as other [...]

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Speed camera ‘increases crashes’

A MOTORWAY speed camera responsible for raking in more than a million dollars in fines has been blamed for increasing accidents since it was installed. The camera, which monitors a busy stretch of the M11 near London, results in 9000 tickets a year, but figures released by police show crashes have risen by a quarter [...]

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Official in West Dorset, England will refund a total of 24,889 speed camera tickets worth £1,493,340 (US $2.5 million) that were improperly issued over the course of a decade. The Dorset Speed Camera Partnership yesterday gave up its four-year battle to hold onto the £60 (US $100) tickets issued at a location where the speed [...]

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