Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016
IS IMPROVED CAR CONNECTIVITY REDUCING MOBILE PHONE OFFENCES?
Simple analysis shows that around one fifth of those caught opted for a not guilty plea in court assuming that rarely did somebody go to court to plead guilty. I have no figures for those in that category who might have pleaded special reasons.
Many organisations; motoring and others complain of the inactivity of police for the apparent reduction in FPNs for use of a mobile phone when driving. Could it not be as per my opening sentence that improved technology is the real reason that drivers appear to be talking and driving? We have all heard stories in court of police evidence of sudden movement of mobiles from hand to elsewhere in a vehicle............