Speed Cameras "Caused 28,000 Crashes"
I has been reported today that speed cameras may have triggered 28,000 accidents in Britain.
Research for the insurer LV shows that one in a hundred motorists
who have crashed did so at a Gatso site due to suddenly braking or checking their speed. And 31% of driver
had witnessed an accident or near miss at camera sites. The figures suggest that the cameras are a
contributory factor in 1% of the 2.7 million collisions recorded in the UK since 2001.
At the same time the Tax Payers Alliance has reported that Motorists
were clobbered for more than £87 million in fines from speed cameras last year. But the Alliances chief
executive Matthew Elliot insisted the cameras did nothing to improve road safety. He said that when Swindon
in Wilts banned speed cameras there was no increase in the accident rate.
These reports surely call into question what the true reason we have
so may speed cameras may be...Taxation by another name?
I don’t know about you, but when I go to a hotel restaurant, I don’t
even want to have to think about how the food got from its raw state onto my plate. I just want to eat. But
not everyone feels the same way, and the Hotel Vitale in San Fransisco has a service for those
The hotel is situated close to a farmers market, and as a guest you
can accompany the chef to the market to select your ingredients for your evening meal. Then, he’ll either
cook it for you, or assist you to prepare it yourself, depending on your preference.
This might not be your idea of a great day out, but the fact remains
that the popularity of TV cooking programmes means there an awful lot of frustrated chefs out there who would
love to get their hands dirty under the watchful eye of a top chef….even if it meant cooking their own food
and then paying for the privilege. Could this be a service you could introduce to a hotel near
After many years of hoping it might go away, we have now been
dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century - and on to the pages of Facebook.
Now we're there you might as well join us. You never know we might
say something interesting one day!