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Monday, 7 November 2016

The ongoing war on the British motorist (part 1) - Speeding tickets on 'smart motorways' rise sharply

'The introduction of smart motorways has seen a big rise in speeding fines, figures obtained by the BBC suggest.

Between 2010 and 2015, fixed penalties issued on smart sections increased from 2,000 to 52,000, according to data collated by the BBC's The One Show.

There are more than 236 miles of smart motorways in England, which use the hard shoulder and variable speed limits to control traffic flow.

The government says they are used to improve capacity, not generate revenue.'

Remember that last line, as I'll post something shortly that gives the partial lie to that.

More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37888207

1 comment:

English Pensioner said...

Back in the days when parking meters were introduced, Marples said in parliament that the charges were just to cover the cost of maintaining the meters and employing the staff involved.
Probably he actually meant it but failed to see the deviousness of our local authorities.