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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 21:52 
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Spotted this on a news program this morning, so a quick google and -------- :shock: :shock: :shock:
http://www.wired.com/2010/12/swedish-sp ... slow-down/
Swedish Speed-Camera Pays Drivers to Slow Down
We've all seen the arguments about Camera being about cash etc, and suggestions that either the points or the cash element should be removed. ,most countries use the big stick and microscopic carrot approach, with the size of the stick changing between countries.
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the Swedish National Society for Road Safety, which worked with Kevin, has found it to be a success.


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As well as ticketing you when you run through a speed-radar too fast, Kevin’s “Speed Camera Lottery” also notices you when you come in at or under the speed-limit. It then automatically enters you in a lottery. And here’s the really smart part: the prizes come from the fines paid by speeders.


Now sit back and wait for the wails from the "road safety experts", who've all (IMHO) got a financial finger in the great speed camera gravypot.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 03:15 
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That's fatally flawed .... you actually need people to speed so that you have enough revenue to pay them ! With competition rules I'm sure that wouldn't pass over here... if they succeed in slowing down enough they lose the very incentive ... totally mad...
If you can't instil in people to drive safely in the first place then you need to tackle that issue not come up with ever insane ideas to play around! Driving is not a game!
However gambling on watching your speedo or the road ahead is and that's exactly where this mad scheme sits!
Clearly they assume many will continue to speed then and in fact they are of course relying on it!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 21:59 
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With the ideas floating about in London ( ban idling cars etc) , someone might suggest it till income fell and the empire was in danger of collapse.
Never mind ,the idea is about as wacky as the fixation on speed as a cure for road safety. Be interesting to see if accident figures drop in Sweden.

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