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I was disappointed to hear the comments by a senior police officer wanting to remove any leeway on exceeding NSL. I'm no advocate of speeding, however his solution would not make roads safer but more dangerous as drivers would be pre-occupied with looking at a speedometer than observing and planning to manage hazards. Officers should be allowed to use some discretion as they are best placed to judge how dangerous someone is in context. Cameras don't discriminate and lack the AI to make judgements.

There are better ways to improve road safety:

Through education (a rolling programme), catching those who tailgate/intimidate  use an mob or are intoxicated.

The introduction of 'smart' motorways where the former hard shoulder no longer exists has made motorway driving a more risky activity...God help you if you can't get to a refuge area and an HGV missed or passed the previous gantry before a lane was shut down.

To look at submitted video footage of dangerous / illegal drivers/ riders.

Offering significant insurance incentives to go and do the IAM/ RoSPA courses and/or require a 5yr refresher lesson with a driving instructor who signs you off as competent or that you need further practice.

Drivers who cause fatalities through dangerous driving should not be allowed to get their licence back.

Filter out psychopaths as part of the licensing process.

Great drivers as most patrol officers are, I wander how consistently they can drive to within 1mph when not pursuing someone and they have advanced training.

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I think Bangham's proposal with alienate vast swathes of the public who are currently given some leeway or discretion when they make an honest mistake.  

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He does not appear to be the sharpest tool in the box. Tool he is but not the sharpest.;)


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