ALMOST 4,000 speeding fines were given out in Hillingdon in the last financial year.
The police issued 670 fixed penalty notices for speeding offences (£60 and three penalty points) and 3137 conditional offers of fixed penalty in the borough in the 2007/08 financial year.
Richard Walker, chairman of Hillingdon Motorists Forum, said: "Speed limits should be realistic.
"People who are done for doing 35 miles an hour on a empty road at certain times of the day I think is illogical.
"The times and conditions of the offence should be taken into account.
"There's a lot of money making because they are put in some places where they are not necessary.
"More and more speed cameras are being installed and it makes speeding look worse than it is.
"If a speed camera stops somebody doing 70 to 80 miles per hour that is good, but my main comment is the application of the evidence.
"They should promote safety rather than cause the system to go into disrepute. However, cameras do free up police officers to do more important work.
"The figures are not a true representation of unsafe driving in Hillingdon."