Thursday, December 06, 2007

Police Cars and Hedgehogs

Enough has been said in the media about Meredydd (possibly misspelt) Hughes so I am not going to ramble on. But just in case you have been in solitary all week and missed the news below is a link to the BBC's coverage:

Now I'm not a one to call for the resignation or sacking of plod for speeding, I much prefer to wallow in the irony of it, especially as Hughes was caught in the jurisdiction of Brunstrom, the nutter-in-chief of the North Wales Constabulary. You remember him, the prat who investigated Anne Robinson for racism when she took the mick out of the Welsh.

Brunstrom was quoted some time ago as saying: "I've been told that I drive like an undertaker...." Well in that case I suggest a career change would be in order Mr Brunstrom!

Rather than constantly hammering motorists, even nitwits like Hughes, it would be much more appropriate to remove all speed limits, beginning with speed limits on motorways. It is bad driving, not speed, that causes accidents and the act of speeding itself is not intrinsically bad. Our limits were set when most of us drove around in clapped out Vauxhall Vivas, or worse, so let's have no more nonsense.

All this reminds me of the old joke:

What's the difference between a hedgehog and a police Range Rover?
The hedgehog has the pricks on the outside!

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