At least the cash is ploughed back in

THE fact that the Bournemouth council camera car made more than £100,000 profit in the latest set of figures will either delight you or leave you in despair.

For the latter there are people who believe the motorist is being treated as a “cash cow” by authorities and whatever they do or wherever they park they have to pay in some form or other for it.

And when they don’t, someone is going to hit you with a hefty fine.

For the former there are those who think the motorist should play by the rules and if they don’t obey parking regulations then they deserve what’s coming to them.

And on the plus side, all the money goes back into the town’s roads and safety operations and it is helping to install new cycle arrangements.

No matter where you stand on this issue, it seems certain that there’s plenty more mileage in this particular campaign.

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10:54am Tue 18 Dec 12

Loyal2AFCB says...

There are not two sides to this argument! In any area of life, if you break the rules you can expect to be punished, why should motorists be any different? They are already treated extremely leniently by the justice system when they kill and maim through their reckless behaviour on the roads. I cannot imagine the militantly anti cyclist Daily Echo expressing such liberal views where cyclists are concerned.
There are not two sides to this argument! In any area of life, if you break the rules you can expect to be punished, why should motorists be any different? They are already treated extremely leniently by the justice system when they kill and maim through their reckless behaviour on the roads. I cannot imagine the militantly anti cyclist Daily Echo expressing such liberal views where cyclists are concerned. Loyal2AFCB

3:16pm Tue 18 Dec 12

live-and-let-live says...

who invented these "rules"? does no one ever question them? is everyone brainwashed into thinking these rules are carved in marble by the almighty? has anyone seen those tiny little "no loading or unloading" signs nailed high up on posts in rediculous places? places where the average lorry wouldnt ever load anything? those little signs are there to trap a motorist who stopped to pick up a passenger or drop someone off. those signs are there to make money and for no other reason.
who invented these "rules"? does no one ever question them? is everyone brainwashed into thinking these rules are carved in marble by the almighty? has anyone seen those tiny little "no loading or unloading" signs nailed high up on posts in rediculous places? places where the average lorry wouldnt ever load anything? those little signs are there to trap a motorist who stopped to pick up a passenger or drop someone off. those signs are there to make money and for no other reason. live-and-let-live

8:27pm Tue 18 Dec 12

s-pb2 says...

Well done Bournemouth Council. In times of austerity they have come up with ways of making money by tackling the arrogant and stupid. More of the same please.
Well done Bournemouth Council. In times of austerity they have come up with ways of making money by tackling the arrogant and stupid. More of the same please. s-pb2

10:01pm Tue 18 Dec 12

rayc says...

s-pb2 wrote:
Well done Bournemouth Council. In times of austerity they have come up with ways of making money by tackling the arrogant and stupid. More of the same please.
That is very refreshing, at least you acknowledge that making money is the name of the game and make no mention of 'but think about the children' or reducing fatal or serious accidents.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Well done Bournemouth Council. In times of austerity they have come up with ways of making money by tackling the arrogant and stupid. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]That is very refreshing, at least you acknowledge that making money is the name of the game and make no mention of 'but think about the children' or reducing fatal or serious accidents. rayc

12:18am Wed 19 Dec 12

s-pb2 says...

rayc wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
Well done Bournemouth Council. In times of austerity they have come up with ways of making money by tackling the arrogant and stupid. More of the same please.
That is very refreshing, at least you acknowledge that making money is the name of the game and make no mention of 'but think about the children' or reducing fatal or serious accidents.
Ive always felt that and have always been very consistent in my posts on the subject. Im all for the council making money from the arrogant and stupid and long may it continue. I think its an excellent idea.
[quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Well done Bournemouth Council. In times of austerity they have come up with ways of making money by tackling the arrogant and stupid. More of the same please.[/p][/quote]That is very refreshing, at least you acknowledge that making money is the name of the game and make no mention of 'but think about the children' or reducing fatal or serious accidents.[/p][/quote]Ive always felt that and have always been very consistent in my posts on the subject. Im all for the council making money from the arrogant and stupid and long may it continue. I think its an excellent idea. s-pb2

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