Police, law speeding
It beggars belief that you can post such dribble on here and its even more worrying that you appear to believe what you say.
Who amongst us would want the police/fire /ambulance to stick to the speed limits if it was us rolling about in the road, busted leg, fractured skull and bits of flesh spread along the tarmac. Who wouldnt want the police to get there pretty bloody quick and nick that stupid idiot who had just pulled straight out in front of us. Which one of us would then want the ambulance driver to tootle along at 30 mph as our blood and guts slopped about on the floor of the ambulance, and I for one would hope that the fire Brigade would arrive in time to put out the smoking wreck before my bike went up in flames.
Of course we would, and so we.. society say to these emergency services, we will accept you driving at speed when you need to, but you must still be safe and you are still not above the law. And they are not.
Why is it that you always slag off the police for driving fast and not the Fire or Ambulance Services, why, because the Police nick us and we dont like it thats why..
Get real, you simply dont like the idea that you cant ride exactly how you want to and you berate the officers who prevent you from doing so especially when they have on occassions to ride exactly as you we wish you could.
If a policeman, fireman or ambulance driver has a crash, he will be prosecuted if he was driving either too fast or dangerously. You may feel he might get a lighter sentance but if he does just remember he was doing it in the line of duty, possibly saving someon eyou know from a kicking or your Granny fromhaving her house burgled. I for one would not want to be in their shoes, your damned if you do and damned if you dont.
If it is proved that any driver, wether they be a serving officer or a member of the public was driving dangerously, they will be found guilty and face the full force of the law. Mr Bennett for instance.
Oh and please...
Show me your evidence for the nonsence you posted about 70mph limits on motorways. You say it was in the 50s, The first motorway in this contry was the M1 built in the 60s. The 70mph limit was first introduce in 1965 for a trial period under the then Minister for Transport Tom Fraser, it was confirmed as permanent in 1967 under the then Minister for transport Babara Castle, who incidentally couldn't drive herself.
The limit was introduces following growing concerns regarding the ever increasing speed possible on the new motorways and the opportunistic use of these new longer roads for car manufacturers Jaguar and AC in particular to use them for speed tests.
It had nothing to do with comparing rail journeys and car journeys, so please if you are going to post dribble on here and present it as fact... make sure your facts are right first