when i drove passed a paper shop near me i saw the sign out saying cameras catch something!??
so tonight i was out with my father and we got some diesel, he come out with a local news paper which on the front page it said D road cameras catch 100 a day!
drivers furious, but workers say protection is needed!
so far they say at minimum 4000 drivers will have got caught.
they are on bridges on the A500 which is a 50mph road which is now 30 mph due to road works.........
heres a pic of the van from the abd.org.uk site!
heres the full story........
14:30 - 26 September 2005
Speed cameras are catching out 100 motorists a day at the A500 roadworks.
Mobile units have been drafted in to protect workmen who fear for their lives at a two-mile stretch around the Stoke Road and City Road roundabouts. They asked for help after a catalogue of near-accidents where HGVs and cars are said to have ploughed into cordons at breakneck speeds narrowly missing workers.
Camera operators would not reveal how frequently the vans are monitoring the A500 but it is understood to be between five and seven days a week for the last two months.
At the minimum, 4,000 drivers will have been snared travelling at more than 30mph- equalling more than £216,000 in fines.
Ninety per cent of offenders are hit with a £60 penalty and three points on their licence. The rest are caught travelling above 56mph, which means they are summoned to court and can receive a bigger fine and a driving ban. The highest speed detected so far is 77 mph.
Aside from the shallow ditch and cones which form a cordon around the workers, they have only hard hats and fluorescent jackets for protection.
But many motorists are furious and claim the cameras are purely money-making machines which do little to boost safety.