Saturday, 2 May 2009


Scottish footballer Lee Miller is awaiting trial for speeding at 120 mph in a 70 mph area. He is just typical of many high profile cases of speeding footballers. A lot of top footballers think they are above the law, and because they have the money for high performance vehicles, they speed. It is frightening being on the road when some maniac screeches past, well above the speed limit. It is dangerous and anti-social. I hate fast cars and have no respect for drivers who try to 'impress' by speeding.
The government is considering bringing in tighter speed limits. Some urban areas will have limits of 20 mph instead of 30 mph, and some danger spots in rural areas will be reduced from 60 to 50 mph. I think this is a good thing to do; it appears to be backed up by statistics showing that there should be a reduced mortality and morbidity rate. (Cynically) - It will also rake in more money for the government from speeding fines, as people are caught out by the changes.
It will however do nothing to reduce the risks of accidents caused by footballers,joy riders, people high on drugs, or under the influence of alcohol, who probably account for a lot of the problems on our roads caused by speeding and dangerous driving.

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