Paying the Pryce

Huhne Price

News was announced today that Vicky Pryce was found guilty of perverting the course of justice by accepting liability for speeding points on behalf of ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne.

Ms Pryce, whom was once married to Huhne claimed that she was forced to accept the points so that the former MP, who already had nine penalty points, would avoid prosecution and the loss of his license.

In 2011, the AA estimated that some 300,000 Brits might have taken similar action to avoid the firm hand of the law.

I know several people who have been caught speeding and have paid the price of undergoing a speed awareness course. Generally this has proved enough to put them off exceeding the speed limit again.

I wonder how many of you out there wouldn’t think twice about off-loading your penalties. Or indeed which of you would sacrifice your clean license to help out a friend in need.

Should the government look into more advanced driver recognition technology perhaps? Or should UK drivers just man up and take responsibility for their own actions?

Join in the debate over on the DDCA Facebook page.


2 thoughts on “Paying the Pryce

  1. The problem is speed cameras aren’t detecting those speeding who are risking lives…. These accidents happen mostly in 30 & 40 mph areas. Speed cameras catch people mostly travelling in excess of 70 mph on faster roads where all traffic travels in the same direction and fewer accidents happen. In 2013 cars should be installed with technology that records average speed in high risk areas and points/fines applied where neccesary.

  2. Pingback: Paying the Pryce | Simon Havenhand

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