Shiplake, UK: Appearance comes before safety

14 Oct

Petitions against the installation of safety cameras at Shiplake’s much misused level crossing are circulating within the community. A central point of the petitions is that these cameras are intrusive in a rural environment. Those organising the petitions also choose to ignore Government guidance that photo-enforcement cameras should be conspicuous as are these which are to a standard design. Me thinks a case of appearance over safety! Or, is it a wish for discrete cameras and enforcement without the deterrent of conspicuous cameras to address red-light running?

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