Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Speed cameras paying for more speed cameras

The following graph shows show the amount of speed camera fine revenue that was reclaimed by the partnerships implmenting speed cameras to implement further speed cameras.
Quite a spike after the first year huh?
Source

10 comments:

Centaur said...

Any chance of a link, Dizzy?

Mr Mauve said...

I'm not sure I believe the word "Millions" on the y-axis.

Hawkeye said...

"Safety cameras" my a*se! Cash dispensers, more like.

Maybe "speed/safety cameras" will form part of the Quantatitive Easing strategy? They seem to be a nice little earner....

dizzy said...

Love the way it is assumed that there must be a "link". However an update has been added. The figures are accurate.

Backbench Warrior said...

These things are spreading like wildfire. Easy money for big government.

Not a sheep said...

Dizzy surely the Y-axis cannot be correct. Did speed cameras really raise £95,000,000 million in 2007? That would be £95,000,000,000,000, that's £95 trillion. I know they are a money spinner but surely not that much of one!

Mr Mauve said...

No, they really aren't - you need to get rid of either "Millions" or each ",000,000".

Since I don't want to be remembered as a drive-by pedant, may I also say that I appreciate your work and think your blog is good 8^)

John Page said...

Interesting. The funding arrangements changed after 2007. Did the partnerships stop getting any / so much money back?

Macheath said...

A similar equation is at work in my local car-park; to prevent people passing on display tickets with unexpired time, a new state-of-the art ticket machine has been installed which requires your car reg. no.

The cost of the machine, of course, infinitely outweighs the occasional 50p they missed when we used to hand over unexpired tickets.

Henry Crun said...

The trick now Dizzy, is to reveal what percentage of ownership ACPO has in the companies providing speed cameras.