RAISING STAKES ON SPEED CAMERAS
Revenue raising or life savers? While the point of speed cameras, according to Police, are to slow drivers down and reduce the number of fatalities on our roads, it is common for motorists to label them out of frustration as “revenue raisers”.
One group in particular, the Wabased Revenue Raiser Resistance, is so outraged by the use of speed cameras that members have taken it upon themselves to stand on the side of the road and hold signs warning motorists of upcoming speed traps. Recently they have also started placing signs on the roadside. In addition, WA Police, surprisingly, have given the ‘protesting’ the OK if it makes motorists slow down, unless of course if the camera or motorists are obstructed.
The group said it was waiting on new Police Minister Michelle Roberts to give them the thumbs up as well, after writing a letter to her following her March appointment.
It will be interesting to see whether Ms Roberts supports the Revenue Raiser Resistance and is willing to work with them, or whether she will condemn the group altogether. Montana Ardon Reporter