MOTORISTS have called for new punishments for speeding that do not penalise them in any meaningful way.
The current system of fines, points and speed awareness courses has been attacked as old-fashioned by drivers who believe it causes resentment, anger and consequently more speeding.
Norman Steele, from Stevenage, said: “I don’t mind the speed camera flashing. That’s fair enough.
“But to get a letter threatening a fine and points on my licence just makes me feel like a criminal, when really I’m the victim in all this.
“Who’s going to get hurt if I crash going at 100mph along a quiet country lane? Not the speed camera. So why hurt me even more?”
Suggested punishments include speed lanes to which persistent speeders are confined, car stickers to show how many times a speeder has been caught and how fast they were going, or permanent police escorts to clear other traffic out of the way.