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Cops speeding: 13,008. Prosecutions: 1 (ONE) !!!!!!

As far as I'm concerned, this is typical of Britain today, all the "establishment" i.e. Police MP's Local Authorities are all saying one thing while doing the complete opposite themselves and not giving a flying F*CK about the folk who actually pay them.

SPEEDING cops have racked up a whopping total of 13,008 over-the-limit offences - yet just ONE has been prosecuted for driving too fast.

The figures, covering six of Scotland's eight forces, will OUTRAGE long-suffering motorists who feel they are being unfairly picked on as top brass insist on patrols meeting ticket quotas.

For most drivers caught breaking the speed limit, the offence carries a £60 fine and three penalty points.

The totting-up procedure means anyone who accumulates 12 points gets an automatic six-month ban.

But PCs who break the law can simply apply to a senior officer for an exemption from prosecution.

And last night a former traffic cop with the Lothian and Borders force insisted: "Some officers blatantly ignore speed cameras or radar traps and get away with it by claiming they were answering an emergency or chasing an offender."

Under the Freedom of Information Act, we asked each of Scotland's police forces for details of how many times their officers were caught breaking the speed limit in the period 2006-2008.

At Central Police's Stirlingshire HQ, senior officials claimed just ONE officer had been speeding. No prosecution resulted.

Lothian and Borders, meanwhile, admitted to letting their drivers off EIGHT THOUSAND offences. And Grampian, where officers were involved in 1,536 incidents, prosecuted just a SINGLE officer.

In Scotland's remaining forces, Fife - who initially acknowledged our request - failed to give details. And only Inverness-based Northern Constabulary seem to get tough on officers who break the law.

As a result of 56 offences in the Highland area, 42 officers were prosecuted for speeding. Our source added: "It's ridiculous so many have got away with it. The rules need to be tightened up."

Added: Sep-27-2009 
By: graz
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