meic wrote:In that situation are we really ready to pick a fight with people doing upto 10mph above the limit who equally disapprove of the nutters?
I reckon the situation we've currently got to in this country is this:-
The public have no sympathy with anyone caught grossly over the limit (and indeed when caught they're frequently jailed).
There's very little sympathy for people given big fines and lots of points (or even bans) when they're quite a lot over the limit.
However we do need more enforcement for the 10mph lot and we shouldn't allow them to use the 'real' speeders as an excuse. In these cases I believe the current penalties are fine, they just need enforcing, combine this with education and the public (I believe) will stay on the right side and conform. The education will show them why, the penalties will seem fair and ultimately and more importantly it will become socially unacceptable.