has announced it is going to reintroduce discretion for police officers with regard to motorists exceeding the speed limit.

Now this is not some new experiment – this is returning the situation to what it was before George Hawkins got his hands on it. It means a police officer will be able to use his or her discretion whether to merely warn or ticket a motorist. That means they can take account of the conditions such as the road, the weather etc.

This will be very welcome by rank and file police. I know many have been unhappy with being forced into automatic revenue generation, rather than being able to use their experience and discretion to deal with situations.

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