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V364 - Speed Cameras Bill 2011 watch

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    B364 - Speed Cameras Bill 2011 - TSR Libertarian Party

    Speed Cameras Act 2011

    An Act to abolish public funding for traffic enforcement cameras, and to ensure that all speed cameras that remain are there purely for safety benefit and not for the purposes of raising funds or indeed any other purpose.

    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

    Part I: Speed Cameras
    1 Funding
    (1) For the purposes of this Act, a traffic enforcement camera means any mobile or fixed device designed for the purposes of identifying vehicles travelling over the speed limit.
    (2) All HM Treasury central government public funding of traffic enforcement cameras, as defined in Section 1(1) of this Act, is hereby ceased.

    2 Review
    (1) There shall be a national comprehensive review of all traffic enforcement cameras, and any camera that does not display significant safety benefits shall be permanently switched off.
    (2) All new traffic enforcement cameras shall have to demonstrate significant safety benefits.
    (3) All traffic enforcement cameras switched on after the review shall have an impact assessment after 5 years, and shall be permanently switched off if they do not display significant safety benefits.

    Part II: Miscellaneous
    3 Commencement
    (1) The provisions contained within Section 1 of this Act shall come into force in the financial year starting April 2012.
    (2) The provisions contained within Section 2 of this Act shall come into force immediately.

    4 Short Title
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Speed Cameras Act 2011.

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    Abstain as I know very little about this area so it would be unfair for me to vote one way or another. That said, with my limited understanding of the issue, I can see both sides of the argument are strong.

    I voted no. I mostly agree with the second part, but I strongly disagree with the first part about funding. I think speed cameras can be very effective, and I don't think many councils would fund them themselves.

    I'm going to have to abstain. Drivers tend to drive carefully in anticipation of speed cameras, if we start to turn them off, they're likely to become reckless where caution is due.

    I'd rather there be a bill that stated drivers MUST be warned of any cameras clearly and sufficiently in time so that they can reduce their speed accordingly, and that no cameras must be hidden away out of view.

    don't care, don't drive so abstain.
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