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The bleat of sheep

Lancashire Police are having a crackdown on drivers using mobile phones.

One or two people (myself included) dared to suggest in the comments that this is merely a fundraising exercise.

Look what came out of the woodwork:

moggy669, darwen says...
5:36pm Thu 6 Jan 11
Hit them with a £500 fine and 6 points.
The selfish idiots might learn then.

jessjade, burnley says...
5:37pm Thu 6 Jan 11
ban them from driving for 3 months

suttydog, accrington says...
6:31am Fri 7 Jan 11
take it all the stupid idiotic comments are from people who dont know anyone who have been gravely injured as a result of being hit by a driver using a phone, i have a friend who was and if you could see her you would,nt think the same childish comments. crime should be manslaughter or attempted manslaughter

So far there is no "bring back the death penalty", yet.

pinkfairyone, Burnley says...
5:39pm Thu 6 Jan 11
How about the Car & Communication Companies paying, instead of us ? ... To easy obviously for them to.

Thats a good one. Fine the car and phone manufacturers.

frank, great harwood says...
5:41pm Thu 6 Jan 11
ban them and crush the phone. i've almost been hit or run off the road several times by these selfish idiots. it's time they were taught a lesson.

Crush the phone? Frank seems to have had some bad experiences on the road, doesn't he. Unless he's making it up?

youknowimright, padiham says...
7:05pm Thu 6 Jan 11
Why don’t Lancashire police put more effort in to REAL CRIME? Pathetic. A crackdown on drug dealing, child abuse, tax evasion etc etc Only reason a ‘crackdown’ is underway, is because of the easy-money that’s made in fines.

Everyone has their own version of "crime" don't they. For this chap it's tax evasion. For me, tax evasion (or avoidance) is the holy grail.

Excluded again, Darwen says...
7:43pm Thu 6 Jan 11
If you think the police raising money through this, then you can always stop them raising any money from you. Don't use a mobile when driving or get a hands free kit for if you absolutely must take a call

Common_Sense1, Burnley says...
11:16pm Thu 6 Jan 11
If you don't want the Police to generate money try obey the law. Then when they don't catch anyone they can move on the other things. People are quick to blame the Police and government when they should take a look at themselves first.

Of course. The law is gospel, the Government is infallible and the police only ever target criminals.

burner, blackburn says...
11:16pm Thu 6 Jan 11
Let's have ANPR cameras on all main roads and get the no-insurance drivers - THAT'S real crime that hurts others. All you need is a manned observation room , the data-base will help track down the culprits.

This is my favourite bleat. "More surveillance state please."

teester, burnley says...
11:25pm Thu 6 Jan 11
im the first in line to the help of all road users,. but in this case ,..no. "its a mobile phone!! its not a real crime!!!. think again,... what if "ikky or dave are driving down the road phone glued to their ear,.. and your elderley mum,.. or one of your kids is about to cross the road. you'l be screaming at the cops to throw the book at em . wont you?? stop it. stop it now.

And of course, think of the elderly/children. Notice how people between the age of eighteen and sixty do not count?

I despair for our society. One day the government will pick something that these people do and call it a crime. I wonder how many of them smoke, drink or enjoy the occasional McDonalds, although by the sounds of them, I doubt they get out often enough to do that stuff.

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