For many people, the only time they will face the full wrath of the law during their entire lives will be as a result of driving a car.

In no other aspect of modern life are so many decent and honest people targetted by so many excessive and unreasonable rules and regulations.

In no other aspect of modern life would we tolerate it.

Law is what the government use to treat as criminals otherwise law-abiding citizens who drive cars.

Now we are not suggesting that the law never needs to be applied to drivers, of course it does; but the way the law is applied to drivers is often unjust, excessive, and comes from a culture which believes drivers are guilty and the authorities only have to find out what it is they are guilty of.

"We are insane on the subject of road accidents, and as a result of that insanity our whole approach is fundamentally wrong, and we are trying to solve the wrong problem. Our law and propaganda are not really based on the wish to stop accidents, but are solely concerned with revenge on the driver, without respect to whether he is guilty. It is thought that this is all we need do to stop accidents. But it is not, it can only cause more."
J J Leeming, 'Road Accidents: Prevent or Punish', 1969

As the law is abused more and more, drivers who have had clean licences for many years suddenly find themsleves getting points, threatening their jobs and livelyhoods. They may find themselves taken to court and suffer being treated like a criminal. Such victims know that the law is being abused but are afraid to speak out because the government has created a culture in which anyone who dares to speak out is attacked with statistics of child pedestrian fatalities — they are effectively accused of being a child murderer. In fact, it is those who heinously abuse such tragedies to further their political aims who are truly evil.

"The criminal justice system has got it all out of kilter.
We treat the motorist like a pariah and the burglar like a victim
Glen Smythe, Metropolitan Police Federation. 2001-04-26

Government Bullying
The government rightly condemns bullying in schools, but enthusiastically indulges in the bullying of drivers, and incites the police and local authorities to do likewise. The law is being abused to enforce political ideology, to force people out of their cars and onto public transport.
100 new laws aimed at drivers — none at itinerants
Consider if you will how easy it now is for the police to tow away your car because it is illegally parked, has no MOT, or no Tax disk, or because they don't like the music you are playing. They can then demand huge sums for you to get back your property. It is nothing more than legalised theft and extortion.
Compare this with how long it takes the police to deal with travellers who have dumped themselves and their vehicles on public or private land. The police have to apply for a court order. The process can take weeks. There are no laws that allow them to act immediately.
The plethora of new laws that make it so easy to prosecute drivers have not been borne out of necessity, but purely out of the evil desire to persecute drivers.

“Custody rates for some quite petty offending have quadrupled, motoring offences for example. ...
They don't need to be in jail in such numbers”

Martin Narey, head of the Prison Service.
BBC 2004-01-18

As a result of this abuse, respect for the law in general is being systematically eroded. In time this will have grave consequencies for the whole of our society.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke 1770

First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me.'
Pastor Martin Niemoller
Concentration Camp Survivor
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"If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law."
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