Smile For The Speed Camera

Smile for the Camera, or not

Many drivers in the UK today, will not be conversant with George Orwell’s book, 1984, many will, however, recognise the phrase “Orwellian”. However it may reasonably be applied to the use of the speed camera on British roads.

The dictionary definition of this is “an adjective describing a situation, idea, or social condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society”. Into the freedom of driving on the open road, enter the remote fixed speed camera.

There are conditions which may justify the instalment of safety cameras, particularly in urban areas such as around schools, or heavily built up districts, and there are those cameras which appear for no apparent reason other than potentially to relieve the driver of at least £100, and collect three points on the license.

The camera probably most recognisable is the Continue reading “Smile For The Speed Camera”