Sunday, April 26, 2009

Government Rapes Drivers Again

From the Telegraph:

"Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, is considering extending a £15 surcharge for victims to those handed on-the-spot fines and fixed penalties. Currently the extra payment is only added on to fines handed out by the courts, but any extension to fixed penalties would pave the way for millions of people including speeding drivers to be hit as well."

First of all, the Victim Surcharge is a big joke. The computer system that processes it doesn't work properly, and all the money just ends up in one of those big government buckets to be spent on pointless things - like bribing Labour MPs to vote for stupid expenses changes, perhaps? And secondly, can someone please identify for me who the victim is when you're caught by a speed camera?

Actually that's pretty simple - it's you.

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