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Anti-speeding drive is skewed

THREE things stand out from your excellent article on the PSNI 'crackdown' on speeding.

Firstly, the main target areas - namely main road approaches to Belfast - are not where the main accident problems lie, which is in rural areas.

Secondly, motorists do not tend to respect limits, which are felt, with justification, to be often set too low for the local realities.

And, most importantly, the population at large will wonder whether the PSNI - facing manpower problems and the challenge of improving their crime-detection record, which is currently the worst in the UK - might have set themselves better priorities than 'cracking down' on suburban motorists, who are much less of a problem than many other categories.


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