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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 20:05 
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Top traffic cop gets driving ban

Chief Constable for South Yorkshire, Meredydd Hughes, has been banned from driving for 42 days and fined £350.

Hughes was convicted yesterday after being caught on camera doing 90mph in a 60mph zone on May 28th this year.

Following the offence, Hughes resigned from his position as senior traffic officer for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), where he campaigned for more speed cameras and even maintained that they should be made less visible.

It was claimed there was no connection between the speeding offence and Hughes' resignation.

Paul Smith, founder of Safe Speed road safety campaign, responded to the ban by saying that Hughes needed to "admit the truth and work to scrap the cameras which have caused all the trouble and get road safety back on track."

It is not yet known how this might affect Hughes' role as Chief Constable for South Yorkshire.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 20:51 
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It was claimed there was no connection between the speeding offence and Hughes' resignation.

Do these people ever tell the truth about anything?

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"The freedom provided by the motor vehicle is not universally applauded, however: there are those who resent the loss of state control over individual choice that the car represents. Such people rarely admit their prejudices openly; instead, they make false or exaggerated claims about the adverse effects of road transport in order to justify calls for higher taxation or restrictions on mobility." (Conservative Way Forward: Stop The War Against Drivers)


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bombus wrote:
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It was claimed there was no connection between the speeding offence and Hughes' resignation.

Do these people ever tell the truth about anything?


I used to believe what the police said. Not any more.


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I imagine that the Government "ratting" on their pay award will make them even less willing to follow proper procedures etc.

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