Private estates making big money from speeding fines

stroller

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The reason for speeding fines is not to make money.
The reason is squarely to prevent people from speeding.
I cannot understand why you are unable to understand that.
Hiding in the bush with a camera does not stop anyone from speeding. Simply because the driver doesn't see him and continues speeding. He only gets the fine at some future date.

Here's how the spietkops can enforce the limit:
Along the road erect signs informing the road users that there is a speed trap ahead. Should he speed he'll be pulled over and be told to remain there for a number of hours which would be in proportion to his speed.
 

Carnajo

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Every study ever conducted about the effectiveness of speeding fines have come to the conclusion that as a deterrent to speeding it is ineffective. Just like the death penalty is ineffective in preventing murders. A managed speed awareness program (visible policing, caution signs etc) and speed deterrent devices (like speed bumps, rumble strips etc) have been proven to be much more effective for the prevention of speeding than issuing fines. One study even found that creating double fine zones had little or no effect on the amount of accidents or the incidents of speeding.
Then later...

Aaaaaaaand.........................................................
Studies and statistics mean nothing. We will do as we wish.
We will make up straw men to validate what we want to believe.
Okay, fair enough, and then...

Please provide the study where that scenario is proven.
Ahem... So. You quote some studies, without citations. Then you say studies mean nothing. Then you ask someone else to cite a study? So which is it?

Just want to add. An estate is not an open road. Any study conducted about speeding fines etc. on the open road is not the same as an estate where there is potentially continuous ongoing enforcement, open (i.e. not hidden behind a bush) monitoring, escalating fines, the desire to be liked by your neighbours, etc.
 

supersunbird

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Just want to add. An estate is not an open road. Any study conducted about speeding fines etc. on the open road is not the same as an estate where there is potentially continuous ongoing enforcement, open (i.e. not hidden behind a bush) monitoring, escalating fines, the desire to be liked by your neighbours, etc.
So much thus. It's like using the finding of a study on US built airliners on Russian airliners. We are not talking about fines that arrive in the mail weeks later, the estate is probably on your case quick quick.
 

vigras rojara

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So much thus. It's like using the finding of a study on US built airliners on Russian airliners. We are not talking about fines that arrive in the mail weeks later, the estate is probably on your case quick quick.
Exactly. In my estate they pull you over on the spot.

Sure some entitled fool could question the legalities /certification, but most people know they were going a bit fast and have better things to do than to make a fuss about it.
 
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