Cyril Haearn wrote:Carlton you are lenient, not harsh
What compassionate reasons do you have in mind?
I think the word 'compassionate' is wrong here, just as the use of 'hate' has been criticised elsewhere
Only a handful have lost their licences thanks to the vigilante, one hopes he can increase his activity
If I were to have to take a woman in labour or a seriously ill person to hospital then in my haste some rules of the road might get broken, likewise if the call on my services was unexpected and I was the only practical helper available. Obviously Ambulances are meant to support those people but in reality the service can not be relied upon. If my child or grand child was stranded somewhere and in some distress then I might feel forced to ‘push the boundaries’ of acceptable behaviour. Additionally ignorance of the law is no defence in the eyes of the law, however whilst the bulk of laws are ‘sort of’ known there’s always going to be an occasion where some unfortunate gets the wrong side of things. Mostly I suspect that the Crown Prosecution Service doesn’t pursue minor infringements, but occasionally such things are bound to happen. So, when the dice of life throws you that one on ten thousand disaster, compassion is appropriate whereas for not clearly abnormal (for the individual) and just plain reckless and antisocial behaviour it is not.