Scotchlad, Were the Police checking speed whilst children were actually going to school and near the school? Like I said it couldn't happen around here.Ray,
I don't about where you live but up here they are flashing boards that are only active during school entry and exit times. However, a lot of drivers have been ignoring them and driving the usual 30 mph, so the local constabulary have been asked by our masters to take a closer interest. They have made a lot of bookings as a result, but these are using police held cameras, not fixed. Actually, the Police have been wery decent about it, and usually only given verbal warnings. However, if it continues I am sure they will get tougher.
I agree the point about congestion by parents, but you don't want to anywhere near that one, very touchy subject.
Just in case you think I do not believe in speed controls - I do. I just think that it's all about money as soon as the camera partnerships are involved - and as the Chief Constable of Durham has said only 3% of accidents involve vehicles exceeding the speed limit that the camera policy has failed to target the real causes of accidents.