Friday, May 20, 2005

Explained: why we no longer see the police

The news today was the acquittal of a police officer who was caught speeding on a Motorway in Shropshire. He was "only" doing 159 mph. Reason for speeding: testing out his new car. Reason for acquittal: benefit of the doubt.

Howls of protest from the public who are regularly photographed exceeding the limit by a few mph, fined and given three points toward a possible loss of license. But I liked the comment in the Letters to the Editor column whereby a citizen remarked that the reason we don't see police officers on the street any more is because they're travelling too fast to notice!