Originally Posted by Noddy
I would far rather use a speed gun in accident blackspots and speak to the driver rather than take a coward's way out and just send a ticket through the post.Martyn
.........a fair cop.
I've made myself out to be a bit of a rouge with regard this thread and too a degree I'd have to accept such a label.
However, I've just been open with my thoughts whilst others have to a degree taken a rather "better than thou" stance. Therefore, let us all perform a little experiment the next time we get in the car. Wheather you be a Judge, Police Commissioner or the pal of a road accident victim, I believe it is impossible to maintain the speed limit at all times. I've tried it and it just is impossible (for me). One either has a lapse in concentration, gets caught up in the flow of traffic or as is often the case feels badgered by a tailgating driver. It's life, there's no escaping it.
My father in law is an extremely high ranking CID officer in Manchester with a terrible reputaion for being a ba***rd howver, believe it or not, he is the most law abiding citizen I have ever me EVER. Further and beleive it or not he does do 30 in a 30 - 40 in a 40 and so on, however he was recently caught on camera going through road works doing 57 in a 40 zone - the man nearly cried when the ticket arrived - therefore, none of us are infallible.
Recently he advised me that one of his pals (non force) was stopped and booked for crossing a mini roundabout whilst turning right, allowing more than 1/3rd of his vehicle to mount the same. Now, we're talking about one of those tiny little white painted things here, not a large grassy knoll. What sence is there in that ?
As mentioned above, I feel it would be a lot better to enforce speeding in black spots with guns (radar P
D not 12 guage). Now that is a fair cop and where required.
This afternoon I'll be heading to Abersoch which, is a 136 miles door to door trip driving through some of the most treacherous and most rigorously enfored "Safe Speed Limit" counties in the U.K. - Gwynedd - wish me luck