Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

How Can This Man Still Be In His Job ?

Today a man was convicted of a speeding offence, having been caught doing 90 mph in a 60 mph limit on the A5 near Wrexham. Nothing outstandingly exciting about people being done for speeding. As I exclusively revealed a couple of days ago, it's happened to me.

The difference in this case is the identity of the culprit.

He has pontificated about drivers who "speed and cause a danger to others on the roads". He has called for some speed cameras to be made less conspicuous so as to catch a greater number of speeding drivers. He is Meredydd Hughes, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.

I appreciate that we all make mistakes. But, for God's sake, 30 mph over the speed limit. When you're in charge of an entire police force. How can he hope to maintain the confidence of his officers ? How can he ever, with any integrity, champion a campaign against speeding drivers ?

The people in charge need to lead by example. When they fail to abide by the standards they espouse they also fail to gain the respect of the public. That's why politicians are help in such low regard in this country.

Meredydd Hughes should do the honourable, decent thing and stop telling the rest of us what to do.


James said...

Surely he should also do another decent thing and resign!

Andrew Allison said...

I have made light of it on my blog. I too have been recently 'done' for speeding. I find it poetic justice, but - as James has said - he should do the decent hing and resign.