Duncan wrote:Well speeding fines don't have any impact, judging by the way people drive round here. Neither does the instant penalty for using a mobile while driving. I absolutely hate my journey to work because it's close on dangerous to obey the law, with the sheep speeders being chased out of the way by the out and out killers.
I guess it would be different if we had effective enforcement, but we don't appear to.
Yep, I agree.
13 mile drive to work, mostly on the A52 (dual cariageway).
Speed limit's 70, so if I drive at (say) 60 on the inside lane, you'd think that'd be OK.
But almost without fail, there'll be some berk right up my a**e, who'll eventually swerve out and overtake with clouds of smoke (assuming Diesel), then slam his brakes on as he aproaches the next obstacle.
As for using the outside lane, as I have to to turn right at a weird island, then just forget it! 80 minimum, regardless of weather/road conditions, maybe slowing to 60 through the 40MPH zone.
NO Police to be seen, except after
these berks have ploughed into something/one.
I think the majority just ignore the law, because the chance of being caught is virtually Nil.
Can't say I particularly enjoy driving nowadays.