Finally a cop who "gets it"

Top road cop wants less fines, more demerits – New Zealand news on

The Southern Districts Road Policing Manager (why he is called a manager is beyond me) has said that fines don’t work because the poor can’t afford them and the rich don’t care.

He’s right except it is more the poor can’t afford them and they don’t care because they know they will be wiped if they plead poverty.

Now if I get a speeding ticket and I haven’t in 20 years (well except the one in Australia) I’d just pay the fine and carry on. I couldn’t care less about it other than I object to blatant revenue gathering.

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