|10 Aug 2012.
For immediate release.
“We in the ABD are sick of hearing of such lenient sentences being handed out to serial car thieves who drive recklessly. One only has to watch any of the 'Traffic Cops' type programmes to see numerous similar cases. It seems that car thieves are treated more leniently than licensed drivers in legally owned vehicles, which cannot be right. They should be sentenced both for the theft as well as the driving offences. Another aspect of concern is that these incidents are recorded as 'speed related'. We have attempted to find out how many 'speed related' crashes involve stolen cars or drunk, drugged or unlicensed drivers but nobody seems to know or care. Therefore all these incidents are used to justify more cameras and lower limits, as if these would make the slightest difference to these people.”