Speeding Ticket for 1mph over the speed limit?
Motorists in Scotland will face being prosecuted for creeping just 1mph over the speed limit under plans announced by the Police.
Previously a common “margin of error” has been allowed, which is often – but not always – 10% + 2mph.
That’s now going to change with Police saying that doing even 1mph over the speed limit will result in a ticket.
In England and Wales other forces are considering the possibility of following suit…
A spokesman for the National Police Chiefs’ Council said:
“If you are over the limit, you are breaking the law”. “Enforcing speed limits is at the discretion of individual chief constables.”
It appears to be another potential step towards a ‘Police State’ to me, where any and every minor demeanour is jumped upon and punished.
One relief is that this doesn’t appear to be a directive from government level as far as I can work out, but rather the Police throwing their weight around.
I’m sure that a lot of people in Scotland will be petitioning parliament to stop them when this is introduced…
All the best,