HARRIET Sutton reports that we have 8,600 repeat offender drivers still sharing the roads with us (The Yorkshire Post, November 29).
North Yorkshire’s traffic police patrol a vast mileage of roads, improving the odds on being caught in favour of speed freaks etc.
I sometimes wonder if they feel they are wasting their time when magistrates and judges refuse to acknowledge the innate criminality of a boorish minority of drivers.
You recently reported a London incident in which a pedestrian was killed by a “businessman” driving a Rolls Royce at almost twice the 30mph limit.
The judge handed down an eight-month suspended jail sentence. There was no mention of a driving ban.
From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.
I AM increasingly concerned about the lack of police patrol vehicles and, specifically, the inaction against those cyclists who put themselves – and other road users at risk – by wearing dark clothing in this weather.
Surely there should be minimum requirements on lights, and so on, that should be enforced – or is that too much to ask?
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