What is it that blinds you to the facts then? I've already stated that as far as I'm aware I was indeed exceeding the speed limit, but NOT repeat NOT, by the ammount which was displayed on the machine. So which is correct? Two speedometer readings or one hand held speed device? If we apply your misguided logic I could have been travelling at 34mph, and the machine would read 50. The fact is that I was not travelling at 68mph, and this was the information the Officer used to determine the severity of penalty. It was wrong. As far as obligation is concerned, the Police ARE obliged to use discression, if not them why would it be in their terms of reference for training schedules? The use of this discression is key to good Policing, and continued respect by the Public for their efforts. If however, they loose this ability and continue down this path, where common sence, clear judgement and effective Policing are thrown away for a device which obviously misrepresents the facts, then my respect for the Police will rapidly diminish, my interaction will be mute, as I should imagine would others, and we will exist in a Police state. Great. Going up to 5mph over a 50mph speed limit, on a open country road, well surfaced, and in excellent conditions is not compareable to not stopping at a red light, what world do you live in?
I consider myself to be reasonable and law abiding, my last speeding offence was eight years ago. So I take umbridge with this latest situation, as I think any reasonable person would.
Regarding my ending comment in my previous post, this was mearly a suggestion, and I'd rather not be drawn into a discussion about your arse thanks. But all things considered I'd refer your most recent post to my previous suggestion. If I appear childish, it must be as a natural reaction to the comments before me, and I refuse to acknowledge my childish behaviour from a person who identifies themselves on a Public forum as 'GrumpyPixie'. I thank you.
P.S. See the comments by Police Sgt. Richard Weaver concerning the story in MCN titled 'Cops get stealth video bike'.