Daily Archives: August 10, 2011

Speed Thrills: An Open Letter to Police and Lawmakers

Vroom!

Summer is upon us and apart from BBQs, hanging around with friends and family on the deck, fresh local produce in the markets, and going to the beach, we can all look forward to the friendly neighbourhood speed trap.

Those who man the speed traps never seem to feel that anyone will be speeding when it’s wet or so stinking hot that sitting in a parked car is like being a Thanksgiving turkey roasting in the oven, minus the basting. On nice comfortable days I can always be assured of being protected from heavy-footed drivers zipping along roads that have parking spaces behind bushes. It seems a little convenient that the roads most in need of speed enforcement have the best kinds of shrubbery to provide cover for police cars.

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