Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Oh, boy!

So the boy Cameron thinks we should hit young offenders where it hurts by - wait for it - taking away their driving licences!

Yeah! That'll really work, Dave!

Except, of course, that many offenders don't bother with trivialities like passing a test, getting insurance, MOT, tax and that sort of thing. The reason they don't is for the same reason crime is so out of hand - the punishment is not sufficient enough to act as a deterrent.

When you're 21 and insurance for a little hatchback is running into several hundred pounds while a fine for being caught driving without insurance may be considerably less - why bother with insurance? Especially when you have to renew your insurance every year, but if you are careful you can avoid being caught driving without a licence or insurance for a lot longer.

If you really want to hit them where it hurts, force them to wear cheap bargain shop trainers.

1 comment:

youdontknowme said...

It seems that politicians are acting rather stupid lately. The Lib Dems are even considering raising the tax on 4x4 from £300 to £2000. Not very liberal is it?