RAIS­ING STAKES ON SPEED CAM­ERAS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

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

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