HOORAY for readers of the Examiner - they show what the people of Kirklees and Calderdale really think about speed control safety cameras. And what they really think is that cameras are a doing a fine job of improving local roads and the communities alongside them.
When the Examiner published a couple of letters from members of the rant-and-rave minority who felt that local cameras should be abolished so that they can drive down any road they like, at any speed they like, regardless of the laws of the land and the possible consequences to themselves and others, the "silent majority" felt moved to make their voice heard and sent a flurry of letters putting the record straight.
Your readers demonstrate that they understand that:
* Safety cameras are only ever installed at proven, notorious crash and casualty "black spots", never to raise revenue.
* They are proven to be the most effective technology for encouraging drivers to manage their speed and thereby keep themselves and other road users safer on our streets.
* Anyone who remains convinced that cameras exist to make money through speeding fines has a simple and effective means available to them to prevent cameras making money - don't speed!
Thank you to Examiner readers!
Philip J Gwynne MCIPR MCIM
Head of Public Affairs, West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership