The Olympics is already pressing the buttons of London's drivers.
What should be a relatively speedy couple of miles along the A12 past the fast developing Olympic site is now a nightmare. For no apparent reason, the usual 40 and then 50 miles per hour speed limit has been reduced to 30. There is no work on the A12 itself, and no lanes are closed (although a very important pile of cones is placed in a lay by on both the west and eastbound sections).
So - are the speed restrictions in place to encourage us to gawp at the one sign of progress as regards the Olympics? Or is that the the speed cameras are needed so every driver snapped can contribute a juicy fine to the government, which can in turn use the money to fund this white elephant?