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I still don’t get why people are so annoyed about what is, effectively, a crackdown on crime. Surely we should be hailing the capture of more criminals as a success – even if they are motorists.

Speed cameras may not be the best way of catching people, but if they work then what’s wrong with that? They’re not invading privacy, they’re not affecting the lives of innocent people, they’re just catching those people who will insist on breaking the law.

Just because people disagree with a law does not give them the right to ignore it. Perhaps I happen to think that murder and rape are unjustly made illegal – does this give me a right to do either of these as much as I like? I certainly hope not.

As I’ve said over and over, if people don’t like speed cameras, then stop speeding so that there are no fines to fund them. They’ll soon disappear.

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