Driv­ers – do the crime, pay the fine

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

Speed cam­eras are great!

I love them and would like to see thou­sands more of them!

Those pa­thetic id­iots who want to drive like ma­ni­acs and feel that it is their God given right to speed are in the same cat­e­gory as binge drinkers.

Seat-belts, breathal­y­sers, mo­bile phones and speed cam­eras – what a bless­ing that we have laws that cover these is­sues when driv­ing.

peo­ple power in Bri­tain is in the silent com­mon sense ma­jor­ity who have suf­fered for too long with those who only care about what they want and dis­re­gard any­one’s views but their own. They are the ones who say “I wanna speed, I wanna drink and I wanna drive” – nor­mally all at once!

By the way, speed cam­eras will al­low a tol­er­ance of 10 per cent above the speed limit plus two miles-an-hour and there are com­pul­sory warn­ing signs well be­fore the cam­eras, so if you get caught then ex­pect no sym­pa­thy be­cause your driv­ing and ob­ser­va­tion is well be­low stan­dard and in my view you should be forced to take an­other test.

Am I a driver? Yes I am with over two and a half mil­lion miles of driv­ing be­hind me, and in all those years no en­dorse­ments or fines.

Am I a good driver? I don’t know, but I have al­ways been care­ful and cour­te­ous.

You know what the say­ing is – “do the crime and pay the fine”, and to me ex­ces­sive speed­ing is a crime.

Ask any doc­tor, nurse, para­medic, po­lice of­fi­cer, mag­is­trate, priest or un­der­taker and I’ll bet that they’ll agree! BRIAN GAS­GOYNE Lin­coln Road Peter­bor­ough

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