Speed Cameras should only be allowed outside schools and in residential areas

I have been asking myself if speed cameras are really about safety and not revenue then why isn't there a speed camera outside every school? In fact I don't think I have ever seen a speed camera outside a school yet these are the places where children are put at risk everyday by agressive speeding drivers. At lot of speed cameras are on roads that aren't even close to residential areas.

Why is this idea important?

I have been asking myself if speed cameras are really about safety and not revenue then why isn't there a speed camera outside every school? In fact I don't think I have ever seen a speed camera outside a school yet these are the places where children are put at risk everyday by agressive speeding drivers. At lot of speed cameras are on roads that aren't even close to residential areas.

Repeal Control Orders

Repeal the Government Control Orders invest in greater moves towards cohesion of our society. Thereby have all groups working towards a safer United Kingdom recognising commonalities and treasuring what we share. 

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the Government Control Orders invest in greater moves towards cohesion of our society. Thereby have all groups working towards a safer United Kingdom recognising commonalities and treasuring what we share. 

Stop the Police using unmanned aerial camera drones to monitor the public

 

To remove the legal right for Police to use unmanned aerial camera drones to monitor the UK public:

 

Since 2007, the Police have steadily introduced unmanned camera drones for routine monitoring of the UK population.  This scheme was initially introduced by Kent Police as a means to monitor maritime movements but documents obtained under FOI reveal that this was in part just a public relations exercise in preparation to use them for routine surveillance of all areas of public life.

 

The two main types of police drone surveillance:

1)  Remote controlled rotor blade cameras that hover 50m above the ground.  These silent cameras are at least visible but they have the disadvantage of further alienating the Police from the public they serve, as described by participants of the Olympic handover celebrations in the Mall.

2)  BAE UAV drones that fly for up to 15hrs at 20,000ft and are invisible from the ground.

 

Why is this idea important?

 

To remove the legal right for Police to use unmanned aerial camera drones to monitor the UK public:

 

Since 2007, the Police have steadily introduced unmanned camera drones for routine monitoring of the UK population.  This scheme was initially introduced by Kent Police as a means to monitor maritime movements but documents obtained under FOI reveal that this was in part just a public relations exercise in preparation to use them for routine surveillance of all areas of public life.

 

The two main types of police drone surveillance:

1)  Remote controlled rotor blade cameras that hover 50m above the ground.  These silent cameras are at least visible but they have the disadvantage of further alienating the Police from the public they serve, as described by participants of the Olympic handover celebrations in the Mall.

2)  BAE UAV drones that fly for up to 15hrs at 20,000ft and are invisible from the ground.

 

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'Open Transparency' by Police Force over the use of Speed Devices.

At present, the police force is not obliged to send the driver of a vehicle alleged of a speeding offence with the Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) any factual evidence of the alleged offence, such as photographic/make & model of device/calibration certificate/operators detail. etc. This is only provided in court if the case is contested.

In order, to improve better relations betweem the police and public; the above information should be provided to the driver as a matter of course, with the NIP showing candidness on the part of the police that there have nothing to hide. After all our constitution does say that a person is innocent unless proving guilty.

Why is this idea important?

'Open Transparency' by Police Force over the use of Speed Devices.

At present, the police force is not obliged to send the driver of a vehicle alleged of a speeding offence with the Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) any factual evidence of the alleged offence, such as photographic/make & model of device/calibration certificate/operators detail. etc. This is only provided in court if the case is contested.

In order, to improve better relations betweem the police and public; the above information should be provided to the driver as a matter of course, with the NIP showing candidness on the part of the police that there have nothing to hide. After all our constitution does say that a person is innocent unless proving guilty.

Scrap the nanny state

Get rid of every piece of legislation which is designed to watch us, monitor us, tell us what to do, to scare us, and to decide how each of us should live our lives.

Scap all the registers, lists, records and devices used to control our lives.

Return the right of freedom of speech, freedom of choice, freedom to believe what we want.

Some of us had relatives who died for all these freedoms – give these freedoms back to us.

Stop interferring with our lives in our own homes, and give us back the right to defend them.

And for goodness sake get rid of all this 'political correctness' rubbish.

Why is this idea important?

Get rid of every piece of legislation which is designed to watch us, monitor us, tell us what to do, to scare us, and to decide how each of us should live our lives.

Scap all the registers, lists, records and devices used to control our lives.

Return the right of freedom of speech, freedom of choice, freedom to believe what we want.

Some of us had relatives who died for all these freedoms – give these freedoms back to us.

Stop interferring with our lives in our own homes, and give us back the right to defend them.

And for goodness sake get rid of all this 'political correctness' rubbish.

Stop snooping

Stop council officers and anyone without a warrant from spying on people with cameras, phone-taps etc. I'm a law-abiding person – leave me alone and stop prying!

Why is this idea important?

Stop council officers and anyone without a warrant from spying on people with cameras, phone-taps etc. I'm a law-abiding person – leave me alone and stop prying!

Stop Local Authority Spending on spying

In Wandsworth there are numerous spots where cameras are focused on unfair cash raising schemes through fining motorists unfairly.

They do this by passing local legislation to making it an offence parking on a particular road for example Smugglers Way or Balham High Road and many others.

But should it be an offence at 5PM on a Sunday afternoon?  When there is no one about ah but a warden will soon be along to place a ticket on your car as this is how they make their money.

There are a number of other spots and Wandsworth deliberately creates confusion to catch  unsuspecting drivers.

The process is simple firstly up goes a camera for managing a particular spot supported by plausible health a safety, management reasons then the camera is trained on aparticular spot for the purposes of fining individuals.

Why is this idea important?

In Wandsworth there are numerous spots where cameras are focused on unfair cash raising schemes through fining motorists unfairly.

They do this by passing local legislation to making it an offence parking on a particular road for example Smugglers Way or Balham High Road and many others.

But should it be an offence at 5PM on a Sunday afternoon?  When there is no one about ah but a warden will soon be along to place a ticket on your car as this is how they make their money.

There are a number of other spots and Wandsworth deliberately creates confusion to catch  unsuspecting drivers.

The process is simple firstly up goes a camera for managing a particular spot supported by plausible health a safety, management reasons then the camera is trained on aparticular spot for the purposes of fining individuals.

remove the spy cameras that are everywhere

cctv cameras may be of some use in catching criminals but they alienate the good citizens.  cctv does not deter people from being attacked only helps in investigation.  I would not feel happy to know that after being attacked / murdered that they might get caught.  The ways to attend to the crime problems are manyfold and must be tackled at source.

Why is this idea important?

cctv cameras may be of some use in catching criminals but they alienate the good citizens.  cctv does not deter people from being attacked only helps in investigation.  I would not feel happy to know that after being attacked / murdered that they might get caught.  The ways to attend to the crime problems are manyfold and must be tackled at source.

Reduce CCTV to pre 1997 levels

I think the amount of CCTV we have in this country needs to be reduced to at least pre 1997 levels. I read that we now have approximately 25% of the CCTV in the world in just this country. In some of the places we have them they are simpy not necessary like in the village centre where I live.

Why is this idea important?

I think the amount of CCTV we have in this country needs to be reduced to at least pre 1997 levels. I read that we now have approximately 25% of the CCTV in the world in just this country. In some of the places we have them they are simpy not necessary like in the village centre where I live.

Speed cameras and mobile speed units

Scrap mobile safety camera partnership speed units. The mobile units are being used for income generation rather than prevent accidents. When ACPO policy is read it becomes quite clear the units are not operating as intended. Tragically many people loose their lives through speeding vehicles and reducing these events should be a priority. It can easily be identified where black spots are through statistical information. However, how many times are the mobile units deployed to these locations or targeted towards areas where ‘boy racers’ gather? The resources could be more usefully deployed to reduce accidents, and the information gained from these cameras should only be used for speed detection not a wider intrusive purpose.

Why is this idea important?

Scrap mobile safety camera partnership speed units. The mobile units are being used for income generation rather than prevent accidents. When ACPO policy is read it becomes quite clear the units are not operating as intended. Tragically many people loose their lives through speeding vehicles and reducing these events should be a priority. It can easily be identified where black spots are through statistical information. However, how many times are the mobile units deployed to these locations or targeted towards areas where ‘boy racers’ gather? The resources could be more usefully deployed to reduce accidents, and the information gained from these cameras should only be used for speed detection not a wider intrusive purpose.

Abolish bans for speeding offences caught on cameras

Tricky one, this. Some people definitely deserve to have their license taken away from them, but this is usally due to dangerous driving, rather than the act of exceeding the speed limit.

Why is this idea important?

Tricky one, this. Some people definitely deserve to have their license taken away from them, but this is usally due to dangerous driving, rather than the act of exceeding the speed limit.

Get rid of speed bumps and cameras

I think it is crazy to have so many speed bumps and speed cameras. Here is my argument against them:

Speed bumps – these restrict very much where I can drive. I have a classic car which was designed with a low chasis compare to modern cars. Many times my exhaust scrapes on these, so to prevent myself from having a bill of £90 every month for a new front pipe I avoid speed bumps wherever possible. This is not always possible. Also, I can't begin to imagine how the emergency services cope with these. Surely it must slow them down?!

Speed cameras – these can actually CAUSE accidents. Drivers become too conscious of speed and spend more time looking at their speedometer than the road because they are afraid of getting fined and points on their license. You just have to look at Durham City where there are no fixed speed cameras. This city has one of the lowest rates of road traffic accidents in Britain. Perhaps those signs that flash up your speed would be enough to embarrass drivers into slowing down as others will see they are speeding? They seem very effective from what I have seen.

Whilst I don't endorse speeding I think the country has gone to town on this issue and gone too far!

My civil liberties are restricted because of speed bumps (why should I change my car?) and it can be very stressful watching your speed in certain areas where there is an abundance of money-making speed cameras.

Why is this idea important?

I think it is crazy to have so many speed bumps and speed cameras. Here is my argument against them:

Speed bumps – these restrict very much where I can drive. I have a classic car which was designed with a low chasis compare to modern cars. Many times my exhaust scrapes on these, so to prevent myself from having a bill of £90 every month for a new front pipe I avoid speed bumps wherever possible. This is not always possible. Also, I can't begin to imagine how the emergency services cope with these. Surely it must slow them down?!

Speed cameras – these can actually CAUSE accidents. Drivers become too conscious of speed and spend more time looking at their speedometer than the road because they are afraid of getting fined and points on their license. You just have to look at Durham City where there are no fixed speed cameras. This city has one of the lowest rates of road traffic accidents in Britain. Perhaps those signs that flash up your speed would be enough to embarrass drivers into slowing down as others will see they are speeding? They seem very effective from what I have seen.

Whilst I don't endorse speeding I think the country has gone to town on this issue and gone too far!

My civil liberties are restricted because of speed bumps (why should I change my car?) and it can be very stressful watching your speed in certain areas where there is an abundance of money-making speed cameras.