I have always been in two minds on the issue of speeding (which is a nice way of saying I am a hypocrite). I rarely go above 80 no matter what the prevailing speed is. I hate being overtaken by other MINIs, it makes me feel like I am some kind of wimp, too scared to risk a ticket by letting my MINI go as fast as it wants. On Friday, a red MCS overtook me, we exchanged a wave and I figured I’d come out behind him. When I got to 90 and I wasn’t keeping up I decided to drop the idea.
I usually hope that people who go speeding by me will get a ticket. I’m jealous of them. I need only to step off the pavement 5 foot from a pedestrian crossing and I’d be done for jaywalking, I’m probably the only person in the country who can’t put a European plate on the front of their MINI because the police stop me every time I try: I can never get away with anything.
But mostly I think either speeding laws should be enforced or scrapped. Clearly most of the public thinks they are a joke and if the police aren’t interested in enforcing them then strike them down and lets get racing.