ianrobo wrote:So he/she is potentially driving a killer and basically a slap on the wrist ? chances of being caught is low yet punishment is low ? Should not be doing it, no excuses so lets have harsh punishments
I don't consider the penalties I've outlined to be a 'slap on the wrist' for a first offence or second one FTM.
Third offence I'm all for some seriously heavy stuff,but I still be reluctant to lock 'em up unless they have string of offences and aren't learning.
TBH like TC has mentioned above the problem isn't one of penalties,it's one of detection.
Most offenders if they knew they'd be caught wouldn't commit the crime.
Of course that's not the whole story for everyone driving as the recent case of someone done 8 times for mobile abuse at the wheel,who's licence was still in place and went on to kill someone whilst doing it again.
The UK desperately needs an effective police force not only for traffic but across the board,but joe public decided they prefer lower taxes