I'd agree with you, if we had sensible road laws.
Speed limits that made made sense for the road and time of day.
More rules to prevent people dawdling, holding up traffic, MLMs, pulling out in front of you etc. and less persecuting those who just want to get where they are going, and maybe enjoy it a little.
If the laws were really targetted at bad driving in all its forms, rather than focusing on speeding and phones.
Then I'd agree with you.
Good counterpoint. I mean, I'm with you to an extent, as alot of our road laws are a bunch of old stupid tosh.
But saying that, I do agree with blatant acts of 'not driving with due care and attention' such as speaking on the phone, reading a map, eating a bacon butty etc should be called up on.
When I drive I give the road and fellow drivers my 100% attention and expect them to do the same. So when I see idiot to idiot yacking on the phone, not indicating, pulling out in front of people etc all because they are chatting away to someone on the blower it does annoy me.
But at the end of the day the copper is just doing his job.
I'm sure the average police officer doesn't want to spend his days stopping people again and again for being bad drivers, but there is a very simple solution: Drive carefully, be legal, and pay attention.
It isn't difficult.
In the same way with this mobile phone thread it's the same with the speeding thread. We've had a few 'Been caught speeding' threads pop up on here, and to be perfectly honest if people speed they are breaking the law.
If someone was doing 38MPH in a 30 Zone and a child does step out the stopping distance is increased dramatically, and like the girl says in the advert if they'd have been going slower she might have lived.
It's the same with phones. If the idiot chatting to his mate Jim about the football tickets that arrived that morning isn't paying attention when a child steps out and kills them as a result, then we'd have something to complain about. Not because the copper was driving a grey Golf,