speed cameras for revenue???? never! they are a valuable tool in reducing the road toll.
oops, sorry, not sure what happened there.
i once had a cop tell me that a camera, "properly set up" can pay for itself in a week. i think he meant a good stretch of road where lots of cars go by. and they cost $80k each. i think i might get myself one of those. park a van at the side of the road, spend the day sleepinh / reading and make more money in a week than i could normally in a year.
further evidence, as if any was needed, is the recent introduction of the 50kmh limit in back streets in perth. lots of people jumped up and down saying it was ridiculous. lots of others reckoned it would save millions of lives each year (one woman wrote into the paper to say she wouldnt have to be so careful crossing the road now!!!), but i have just sat back and listened to the facts. the cops have said "we will be policing this, but will not use multinovas". which means that if they stuck a camera on my street, they may book 10 cars in a day. if they chose a nice straight stretch of highway instead, they could book 1000, 2000, ???? many.
so, if it isnt going to be enforced, then what is the difference.
remember, it is only a crime if you get caught :O