October 15, 2008
Posted by scott at October 15, 2008 12:04 PM
Britain is on the verge of deploying speed cameras which will monitor all highways, all the time, everywhere. The Japanese wanted similarly strict speed compliance but chose a different route. Well, they did back in the 80s when I was following such things. In those cars, any time you exceeded the national speed limit an apparently really loud and really annoying buzzer would sound. The British solution has the advantage that it can't be disconnected like the buzzer can.
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Glad it's not here - but the Nanny State(TM) strikes again! Seriously, complete invasion and all and it assumes that I'm guilty. I'm against all of these sorts of things. Traffic cameras, red light cameras, etc. Speed absolutely, positively doesn't kill. Poor driving kills. This is nothing more than revenue generation for the Brits. Once it's successful there, it'll end up being de facto in many countries and likely end up here.
Freedom isn't free. It costs roughly $1.05.