Motorists will face tougher penalties for driving misdemeanours ranging from using mobile phones to splashing pedestrians, under new guidelines published yesterday.
Using a mobile, sat-nav or MP3 player while at the wheel could send drivers to prison for up to two years.
But they could also be fined up to £2,500 for driving through a puddle and splashing pedestrians or for failing to dip headlights.
In future a range of misdemeanours will be treated as dangerous driving, which carries a two-year maximum prison sentence, rather than careless driving, which can be dealt with only by a community order or fine.
Unsurprisingly, the supine Brit MSM hasn’t picked up the shoddy reasoning here. Which is that, under ancient English law, any act that causes harm to another can be prosecuted. But in instead of enforcing that law, the elite has criminalized a small subset of behaviors it wants to control.
In so doing, it ignores the many other behaviors in cars that cause harm – violent arguments, certain sexual acts, shouting at the radio, soothing the baby, stopping the kids fighting, applying makeup, eating, etc.
That’s because they’re hard to track, and collectivists seek only to criminalize behaviors they can track.
That’s the same reasoning they use to direct their cops to enforce speed limits, rather than catching criminals.
The good news is that all the Brits we meet are being nicely radicalized against the collectivists.