We all hear politicians constantly proclaiming that speed cameras, red light cameras and laser devices are being used for road safety and/or, reduce the road toll and/or to stop law breakers. Most sensible, rational, clear thinking people realise that this is simply an unjust and fraudulent way financially incompetent and morally corrupt Governments are using to collect illicit revenue. Most people are sick and tired of this scam and even though business and living costs are going through the roof the politicians are still NOT listening!
The ridiculously high penalties and demerit point regime for mostly trivial offences are repugnant to most clear and fair thinking South Australians. Many people who have to drive for their jobs are particularly vulnerable.
Some people have lost their licences, their jobs or their businesses, their homes, their families and their mental health. All this for usually infringing petty, unreasonable and nonsensical road laws sometimes by as little as 3 km / hour or a red light by half a second. Where is the social justice and fairness in all this? … and what happens if you ask for leniency – forget it! It is all a scam about collecting revenue.
Government is using the misguided mantra of ‘Speed Kills’ to pull on the heart strings of unaware members of the community. They illegally take money from motorists at the expense of not only safety but also common decency and at great cost, both financially and ethically to the community. Governments either know this is a scam that they try to justify with shonky ‘statistics’ or they are just plain and conveniently ignorant of the reality.