correct me if i'm wrong (since i'm not from the UK), but dont they have they everywhere over there? AND didnt someone come out with a database of all the cameras and little GPS device that sits on your dash and warns you everytime you get near one?
"No DMV or insurance points will go against the person cited" PHEW, thats at least one good thing... my insurance is high enough as it is, and i've never even gotten a speeding ticket! (not saying that i dont speed though )
"The need for reasonable speed limits is obvious. Speed limits are established by traffic engineers and transportation officials with the purpose of creating the safe and efficient movement of traffic." BULL****.... i've seen the work of these so called "traffic designers" before... keep your work, my three year old can do better.
you want to reduce driving accidents? TRAIN GOOD DRIVERS. put in a REAL drivers ed system, instead of handing out a licence to anyone who demonstrates they can drive on a 25mph road for 5 minutes.
BAD drivers cause accidents. GOOD drivers can drive considerably faster than bad drivers, and still be SAFER.
the long and short of it is we have far too many unskilled motorists on the road that never should have gotten their license. Punishing the good drivers because because the local state/city let too many bad drivers on the road seems like a really ****ty solution two me...
ok, i'm done with my rant too... I consider myself to be a very skilled driver, and spend about 2 1/2 hours on the road a day, and take particular offence to things like this.