Apologies for missing this when it was published in The Guardian.
It's a very interesting blog and some of the comments below it are pertinent too.
You don't have to be a speedfreak to realise that speed cameras do not work. They don't do what the Government, Police and 'safety camera' partnerships insist on.
Their own figures don't even back up their argument.
Anyway, here's the beginning of the article:
A question of speed
It is becoming clear that speed cameras are not just cash cows for government – they don't even promote safety
Swindon today. Northamptonshire tomorrow. Where next? Some of our local elected representatives have bravely begun to question the wisdom of speed cameras. The revolution is in its early stages and has already shown a doctrinal split, with Swindon scrapping fixed-point cameras and mobile ones, while the Mensheviks of Northamptonshire are looking at ridding the county of just the mobile variety.
Read more here: