I dont like speed cameras, not that I have ever been
caught by one, but they seem such a blunt instrument to me. You can be pottering
along a main road at 50 or so and decide to pass a lorry thats blocking the
view and if you are unlucky you can be nabbed by a Gatso hidden behind a signpost.
You can see the sites of Bexleys static cameras at the
Camera Partnerships website.
It says there are 24 camera sites but I dont think it is up to date. If
you enquire about the mobile cameras to Bexley council you get passed to the Safety
Partnership, and if you enquire to the Safety Partnership they pass you back to Bexley council.
The cameras in Bexley all seem to be placed on downhill stretches and did
you notice that the cameras in Bronze Age Way were installed before the road was
opened in direct contravention of government guidance and have not been removed
following a government statement that such cameras would be removed? I suppose
that is a good illustration of Bexleys contempt for the law.
North Cray Road, a nice straight dual carriageway with few houses alongside, and
those that are protected by fences or walls, used to have a 60 m.p.h. limit. Now
it is 40 enforced with a camera. The local residents dont seem to like it much.
See picture. There have been no fatalities on that road.