Friday, 2 January 2009

Steady now

I find myself agreeing with something John Rentoul has said today, on the anti-speed camera lobby:
when people complain about speed cameras and points on their licence I only wonder why the police shouldn't use hidden cameras and nick anybody who breaks the law. It seems pretty simple: either there is a good reason for a speed limit, in which case it ought to be enforced, or there isn't, in which case it ought to be changed. But instead of campaigning to change speed limits, the entire car-driving nation engages in the displacement activity of complaining that speed cameras are a means of raising revenue.
Not quite the entire nation, more a vocal minority egged on by the right-wing press.

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