Some people need to be saved from themselves

A top ranking policeman pronounced recently that “drivers who exceed the speed limit by even a modest amount are as guilty as murderers.” Pretty strong stuff considering that many (perhaps even most) drivers exceed the speed limit by accident. This month I heard that the very same policeman has been in trouble for drinking and driving! More on this story as news comes in.
Psychometric tests for drivers has been proposed this month. My experience of drivers who are likely to fare badly in such tests would be prepared to drive without licenses, no matter what the regulations require.

John Silvester on motoring and other musings