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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

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Many thanks for your understanding.

I still don’t get why people are so annoyed about what is, effectively, a crackdown on crime. Surely we should be hailing the capture of more criminals as a success – even if they are motorists.

Speed cameras may not be the best way of catching people, but if they work then what’s wrong with that? They’re not invading privacy, they’re not affecting the lives of innocent people, they’re just catching those people who will insist on breaking the law.

Just because people disagree with a law does not give them the right to ignore it. Perhaps I happen to think that murder and rape are unjustly made illegal – does this give me a right to do either of these as much as I like? I certainly hope not.

As I’ve said over and over, if people don’t like speed cameras, then stop speeding so that there are no fines to fund them. They’ll soon disappear.

This 335th post was filed under: News and Comment.






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