Not so, with hidden vans on private property. Unfair! Claim the illegal speeders. Camera vans hidden in gardens will be almost impossible to spot before the driver can stop [routinely] breaking the law for a few moments. Must the police advertise their presence, in advance, when [say] bank robbers pull up carrying assault rifles? How many innocent family members die or are maimed as a result of bank robberies in Denmark? Or anywhere else for that matter? [Just askin'.]
Imagine if a hardened, drunken criminal took to the public spaces with a 1.5 ton baseball bat, sledgehammer, mace or sword. Then wielded it indiscriminately at all and sundry outside a local school. How long would it take for the police to arrive? Would they need to advertise their presence, in the local papers, or with roadside signs, in advance of making an arrest and carting the "raving nutter" off to jail? Or even shot that 'hardened criminal' to death for public safety reasons? Just askin'.
Walked a pleasant and quiet rural loop coming back past the big pond. There were at least fifty Shelducks sharing the water with the noisy Mallards. I disturbed another flock of Fieldfares foraging on short grass. An Audi driver proved, once again, that arrogance and ignorance are usually found in equal measure. He sped back and forth in the narrow lanes without the slightest attempt to slow for completely blind corners. Nor even to place his vehicle remotely correctly on the road. Engage ignition. Disengage brain. The only amusing part of this clown's "performance" was having his company name plastered all over the vehicle. Sadly I am, by law, unable to advertise his company nor share any images or videos which might help to identify this "complete loser."
I often wonder whether losers are put on this planet as an example to the rest of us. Everybody has their part to play on the stage of life. If we cannot learn from them then what other purpose do they serve? Why was there ever more than one Heroin addict, for example? Or more than one murderer or thief? Even when the penalties are harsh, and known to all, there are still criminals and prisons. As if by some fluke of nature, probably related to the social class of early ownership of private cars. There exists a parallel legal and moral universe as far as driving is concerned. My clumsy examples hardly touch the surface concerning the countless crimes committed on every stretch of public road around the globe.
Just a short ride under more grey skies into a cold easterly wind. Cruising at 16-18mph coming back and hit 21 mph climbing a hill. Still practicing climbing out of the saddle. Only 7 miles.