Monday, 31 August 2009

‘Losing control’ in Swindon

A FOUR-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries when a car smashed into a garage.

This occurred in Swindon, where the Conservative council has shut down all the town’s speed cameras, A political decision based on a dodgy use of statistics rather than a road safety one, since to describe revenue from safety cameras as a 'tax' is emotive, but not true.

Curiously, these fanatical Tory bigots are very keen on other sorts of camera, and

Five wall-mounted “overt” cameras and several hidden recording devices will be in place by March 2010. Swindon Community Safety Partnership also aims to have a central hub controlling 40 town centre cameras in place by that date.