Watching Traffic Cops on BBC1 this evening, they opened with the statement "There are 1000 less traffic cops on the roads than there were ten years ago". I wonder if there is any link between this fact and the rise in recent years in drink driving problems ?
Whilst it is easy to think that traffic police just stop people speeding, they do a valuable job in being seen, dealing with idiots on the road and stopping and dealing with drunk and dangerous drivers.
Labour promised to be tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime. It appears that when it comes to cars, unless it can be spotted on a speed camera, you are more than likely to get away with your crimes.