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Well, why not ?

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RolloTheRed Report 9 May 2013 11:02

(posted on Grauniad) by slapmatt

"09 May 2013 9:53am
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@RichardLichfield - It's strange isn't it, that in harsh times like this a readily available source of income isn't being exploited.

I could spend ten minutes walking around a supermarket car park and find half a dozen cars with illegal number plates (6*£90 = £540).

I could spend ten minutes walking around any council estate and find half a dozen cars with illegal tinted windows or lights - another £500.

I could spend ten minutes standing at any main junction and see half a dozen drivers using their phone - another £500.

I could spend ten minutes in the early evening and see half a dozen drivers with their front fog lights on - another £500.

So in less than a day I have generated enough fines to pay the salary of a police officer for a whole month.

Makes you wonder why they don't enforce any of these things."

Well, why not ?


Sharron Report 9 May 2013 11:05

Now ,that IS a thought!


Bobtanian Report 9 May 2013 11:12

Trouble, as I see it, some of these low mounted lights are not fog lights, they are compulsory daylight driving lights.........confusing....yes;

you forgot to mention the one eyed lunatics driving with only one serviceable headlight, at night they look like motorbikes

mind you the amount of labour cost involved in changing a £5 headlight bulb can approach £100, many cars are not owner friendly, in that respect....


Andrew Report 9 May 2013 12:27

How much does it cost to process the paperwork?

How many of the fines are actually paid.

How much does it cost to find a non payer and send him/her to jail?

Just asking



RolloTheRed Report 9 May 2013 14:20

All it needs is a community police officer to make a patrol with a decent evidential camera which saved GPS and time with the picture.

The saved images could then be uploaded and processed using exactly the same systems as current for local authority parking, speeding, red lines, bus lanes etc etc.

When people don't pay parking fines etc the matter ends up in a special Magistrates court in Northampton which acts for the whole of England. Further non payment involves a baliff and considerable expenses, seziure of cars/property. Seen "Repo Man" on TV? One of their sidelines. A £ 60 fine which could be settled for £ 30 can easily snowball to several hundred pounds.


terryj Report 9 May 2013 14:54

the you would have people moaning why dont you catch real criminals
forgetting they have broken the law and are therefore real criminals

its like all the moaning about wheel clampers man i worked with got clamped and went off on one i pointed out i had never been clamped must be because i only park where i am supposed to


Porkie_Pie Report 9 May 2013 15:08

I must admit, All of those are exactly the things that wind me up about the motorist of today, It has only got this bad because of lack of enforcement over the years.

Same with standard of driving, Picked grandson up from footy practice and followed another lads dad on the way back yesterday and for nearly 5 miles through 2 villages over 3 round abouts 2 right turns 1 left turn before he went his separate way and at no time did he use his indicators



Sharron Report 9 May 2013 16:27

I saw an artic driver on a mobile yesterday which was a bit like seeing Santa being arrested for me.

I have always had great respect for HGV drivers and defended them to the last.

Not sure I can do that any more.