Sunday, 2 November 2008

Warped logic

An average of 427 drivers a month have been caught exceeding the 50mph speed limit on a 10-mile stretch of the M1 in Hertfordshire. Independent consultant and member of the Motorists Legal Challenge group Richard Bentley said: "The number of fines suggests that there is something wrong with the limit.

No it doesn’t Mr Bentley. It simply underlines the reality that a substantial minority of motorists regard all traffic law with contempt or are too inattentive to spot the presence of speed camera signs and speed cameras.

And the Torigraph headline refers to a 'speed trap'. Not much of a trap when drivers are given multiple warnings of the presence of speed cameras ahead.