Some time ago the Government declared that it was to remove public funding for the upkeep of speed cameras. This caused many to hope that this would result in a turning off of thousands of speed cameras leading to the lessened chance of receiving a speeding ticket .
This never happened because the local authorities were allowed to keep the revenue from the speeding ticket fines generated by the speed cameras. It quickly became apparent that the cameras were very profitable and a major generator of income. There has been no evidence, however, to show that speed cameras have any impact upon the general speed at which motorists drive. Motorists should beware. There are at least 6000 speed camera sites and they are turned off and on randomly so the motorist can never be sure if they are working or not.