NICK OFF

“The bloke in the knackered hatchback with bald tyres and only one headlight is more likely to kill me at any speed”

Karl Ready, via email

It seems to me that the so-called road-safety blitz we endure is all set up to catch the unwary motorist who, in a moment of foolishness, might deviate their concentration from the speedo to, oh, let’s say the road ahead.

The unwelcome letter in the mail a few weeks later saying you’re nicked for having recklessly endangered all around you for being a few kays over the limit might be a little misdirected.

I’m pretty sure the bloke in his knackered hatchback with bald tyres and one working headlight is more likely to kill himself or me at any speed simply because his car is a piece of crap and should never have been on the road. Something I’m sure a camera will never prevent, no matter how vigilant it is.

“The bloke in the knackered hatchback with bald tyres and only one headlight is more likely to kill me at any speed”