Outraged over average-speed cameras

Overheard this afternoon:

They want to put cameras up between the motorway junctions, so if your average speed is over the limit you’ll get fined. Isn’t it outrageous! There are so many more things they could be doing. I’ll just stop at the services and have a cup of tea.

It’s curious that the laws the police apparently needn’t enforce happen to be those this man wants to break.

I’ve previously blogged my opinions on anti-speed-camera campaigners (I find them pathetic) and won’t rehash them here. But the above is particularly amusing, because average-speed cameras wipe out many of the common whinings – they wouldn’t cause ’emergency braking’, for example – yet campaigners are still opposed to them. How very transparent.