A report in today's
Daily Telegraph Conservative PR Rag deals with the reduction in speed cameras following the present government's decision to cut funding.
Immediately, we have the RAC Foundation, proclaiming:
"When you consider that the activities of partnerships through enforcement, driver education schemes and publicity activities are contributing significantly to the reductions in casualties on our roads, and at no net cost to the public finances, it is a dereliction of duty on behalf of the new Government to allow this programme to be so rapidly disbanded."
If the activities of partnerships through enforcement, driver education schemes and publicity activities are provided by publicly funded organisations - which they are - then there most definitely is a net cost to the public finances!
Had the RAC actually been open and honest and proclaimed that they were all in favour of the 'cash-providing-scam' that are speed cameras, one would no doubt have had a tad of respect for them and their views.
Yet another thought....................