Actually no, I still think that's a bit cheeky - Remember, innocent until proven guilty and all that, we should assume that people are responsible and have designated drivers. Of course that's a very naieve and idealistic veiw, the truth is quite different. Now, if someone is driving badly then they should be stopped, if someone is viewed stagering out of a pub then getting a car, well that's a fair cop too. However, with crime being what it is, isn't it about time the policed gave picking on motorists a rest. I mean with all the cameras and the constant on-looking from the boys in blue, driving a car has to be the most highly policed activity in the country.
Meanwhile cars are being nicked off the street, people are getting mugged, houses are being broken into and people are pushing heroin on street corners. The problem is, if you nick a motorist for whatever we might do wrong, then there are hefty fines involved. Picking on motorists is profitable, and that's the problem. Remeber Britain's roads are some of the safest in the world, by far, do we really need more policing on the road?
Oh, and as a footnote, I also read recently that the introduction of GATSO cameras outside of built-up areas has in fact had a detrimental affect on road saftey. I agree with speed cameras in town,around residential areas and outside schools and they seem to work well. However, most other people agree with that too and they don't really speed in those areas, hence the introduction of multiple cameras on fast A-roads, motorways and so on - People exceed the speed limits on these roads because it's often safe to do so, ahhh, instant profit then. These roads used to be some of the safest in the world, but now everyone is driving with one eye on the speedo, one eye looking out for cameras and no eye on the road, the number of high speed accidents has increased. All this in the name of profit?