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Friday, 5 December 2008

Older drivers 'six times more likely' to be caught by speed cameras

Well, well, well. Who would have believed it?

The people most likely to be caught be speed cameras are elderly drivers.

They are six times more likely to be fined for speeding than a decade ago, outnumbering young offenders almost three times, a survey has found.

The number of men aged 60 and over receiving penalty points for speeding soared by 540 per cent, and among women of the same age by 1,200 per cent, though starting from a very low base.

By contrast, the number of drivers under 25 being caught for speeding grew by only 18 per cent in the past 10 years.

So let's not focus on 'boy racers' and consider why older people are being caught. Do we believe they are such a real problem on our roads? Are they bad drivers?

Or have they always been a problem but police were reluctant to ticket them? maybe we should be looking at preventing people over a certain age not having licences.

Don't expect an answer soon from ZANU Labour. Or the speed camera partnerships - not while so many grannies are racking up fines. Which they will always pay without complaint.

Cheers!

CG
The Motorists' Friend
http://captaingatso.net

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