Right oh! I've been biting my tongue until now, but I'll wade in with my thoughts on the subject. First of all, I don't claim to hold any moral high ground, people in high places fall further. I've had my share of speeding tickets & have just successfully defended another in court, which is the reason I've kept quiet, I didn't want to tempt fate. I've attended a speed awareness course which, if you sifted out the patronising cr4p was quite informative, especially the bits about how to identify different speed limits without signs & where speed cameras like to lurk. I genuinely try to obey the speed limits, with the amount of traffic on the roads, there is little advantage to speeding, you still end up doing the average speed for the traffic on that road. How many times has some w4nker passed you only for you to catch him up at the next lights / roundabout?
Here's my point. If as we all like to claim, it's just about revenue raising, then let's put the thieving b4st4rds out of business. Don't speed, it's that simple, if it's for no other reason than to deprive them of revenue. Whilst ever they keep collecting millions in fines, they will only grow in numbers. It's a business pure & simple & like any business opportunity, if there's money to be made, someone will. Take away the revenue, business closes, simples
Similarly if that business fails to deliver on it's terms & conditions i.e RTOA 1988, don't just accept it, fight for your money as you would with any other business that failed in its obligations, don't make it easy by just rolling over & paying up.
There, I feel better now
I'm off for a lie down in a dark room with a cold flannel.
PS Chucking bags of dog sh1t at passing cars is just plain stupid, if the speeding wasn't bad enough, the speeder now has an unkown object flying at his windscreen, lucky he didn't swerve into you & your kids.