Five years ago I was burgled, guess how many policemen turned up? None. Two years ago a near neighbour on our street was burgled, guess how many policemen turned up? None. Last November my neighbour across the street was burgled, guess how many policemen turned up? None.
Today after picking my wife up from work I was unable to access the cul-de-sac where I live properly because there were 4 police cars parked in our road - with two in a nearby street - a total of 6 plus copious other cars stopped with the drivers talking to policemen
Not only that, I counted 8 policemen - 2 with a camera and 6 busy booking motorists - there was a queue! The reason? At the end of our road for the first time ever, the Police decided to install a mobile speed trap...
...on the Thursday before an Easter bank holiday, on a road which has a lot of passing traffic thus many motorists may be unfamiliar with the road, and one where the speed limit has recently been reduced from 40mph to 30mph without the usual warning signs.
This is not about road safety but targets.
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