I am writing in case you are interested in the police response to my query.
On the 7th May I emailed data covering one week of speed information along the Bolney Road in Ansty, (where a lorry drove into a house two years ago). Here is an extract:
It is my understanding that any car caught driving at 51mph and over in a 30mph zone will be charged 1.5 times their weekly wage. Assuming all 1,646 drivers that did this over the sample week, the Sussex police force could have made £1,187,687.60. That is, in one week, on one tiny stretch of Bolney Road, (based on the average UK wage of £25,014).
Apparently the fines go to central government and not the police. If that is the case, why isn’t the pot in central government paying for a SID when instead all the villagers from Ansty and Staplefield have had to pay, (the council have contributed some money towards it). Where is the pot and who has a record of that money?
The reply from the police was that I should contact my local council for traffic calming measures and the fact that the law is being broken by 90 per cent of drivers was completely ignored.