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Alistair Darling asked to resign

The Secretary of State for Transport, Alistair Darling has been asked to resign by a speed camera detector supplier over claims that speed cameras are cash collectors – and the road safety issue is secondary.

The Department for Transport (DfT) is looking to ban radar detectors (speed camera spotters) and that radar detector users could be costing the Government up to £30m a year in lost speeding fine revenue.

Mark Cornwall, of Car Parts Direct, has taken on the fight with the Government to prevent the banning of radar detectors. Car Parts Direct supplies a Quintezz radar detector. It offers the guarantee, if a motorist receives a speeding ticket while the unit is fitted, the supplier pays the £60 speeding fine.

Cornwall believes Darling’s main agenda is to raise cash from speed cameras. Cornwall is asking Darling to resign.

Cornwall says: ‘I want to hear from motorists who have lost their driving licences, jobs and incomes and where their lives have been devastated at the hands of Alistair Darling and his cash generating speed cameras. I want these motorists to contact me and tell me their stories – and if I need to, I’ll take this evidence to the European Court of Human Rights to get justice for motorists.

‘If speed cameras are here to stay, so are radar detectors.’

The Car Parts Direct website ( has a link inviting victims of speed cameras to tell their story. Following a BBC radio interview Cornwall says he has received hundreds of emails from motorists offering their support.

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