........with O.V apart from the bit about cobbled streets. There's nothing better to brighten up a rainy day than seeing some fat, leather clad, goaty beard type fall off his BMW....
On a more serious note (if that's at all possible), I have accumulated 18 points on my licence over the last few years (not all at once though!). 12 (4x3 points) of these came via camera and 6 for going just a bit too fast in a de-restricted zone (don't as how fast).
Anyway, my point is - where can I buy some decent glasses and a decent decent radar/camera detector..... No, my real point is, cameras have not in any way stopped me speeding - they never will - I just drive fast (faster) than is legal.
Now, I can hear you all saying - ooohh, what a bad man he is, a speeder, he's going to kill someone one day.
Well let me advise you that, apart from doing 126 mph a de-restricted zone in N.W at 20:15 at night on a clear road alone in the car, every other penalty point has been captured on cameras whilst pottering around town. i.e. doing 44 mph in a 30mph zone and 61 mph on a dual carridgeway in a 50mph zone (twice).
So, if you call that excess speeding, there for the grace of god go us all !!!!
In my opinion, cameras don't stop speeding, they just make you pay for it. If you want people to slow down, education is one of the keys along with speed enforcement alarms fitted in the car (like in the U.S) which bleep to remind / advise the driver he has reached a safe speed.