squeaza wrote: People who drive for a living, especially these distances, make up a very small percentage of our population. What's the average mileage? Something like 20,000 a year? Of course you're going to get caught more if you do those distances, AND you choose to speed. If you don't speed, then it makes no difference whether you do 15K or 150K. If you have accrued 9 points and still choose to speed, then you're stupid. I'm sorry but there's no way about it - people make their choices, and if you don't want to get fined or lose your license, don't speed/drink/do stupid things.
That's a good point to make. Drivers "choose" to speed, then they come up with every sad excuse they can dream up to try and weasel out of it.
I can remember when random breath testing was introduced and a lot of so called experienced drivers complained that they'd never had a prang on the way home from the pub so why should the get pulled up without any valid excuse. I'd love to see and hear the reaction to that argument in this day.
Eventually the attitude to speeding will be the same, it's just taking a while for the message to get through. I've said before, but I wouldn't care if there was a safety camera on every lamp post, bridge or whatever. I think eventually there'll be that as they aren't taking any away are they?