|1 Apr 2010.
For immediate release.
“This is excellent news for the people of North Wales and the people who visit this popular tourist area. The previous Chief Constable created an unpleasant atmosphere that made drivers think the police were the enemy, this benefited no-one, least of all the police. We welcome the announcement by Mark Polin of more discretionary measures and issuing of cautions. Slapping a £60 fine and three points on people for being a few miles per hour over an often arbitrary speed limit is poor policing and achieves nothing but a waste of police resources, and the alienation of safe and law-abiding drivers. Educating drivers and punishing only the reckless minority is the way forward for road safety, drivers have had enough of the nanny state mentality.”