Apologies in advance for the rant...
I should firstly point out that all of what follows relates to the use of my work vehicle for business use as I have not owned my own vehicle since late last year when I had to let my Cup go through lack of use.
Up until October last year I had absolutely no points on my license, and thats kind of the way I wanted it to stay.. On 22nd October 2004 however I got done for 65 in a temporary limit on the A899, Livingston. Now not only am I convinced that there was completely inadequate signposting of the reduced limit but more worryingly there wasnt a chirp from the Road Angel.
Next up I got zapped by a sneaky van parked on a bridge over the M74, and whilst I did see this I am guessing that the range is such that if you have seen it and are speeding then theres not much you can do by that point. Again though nothing at all from the Road Angel, do they not fire a laser of any description then ? Anyway, just when I think things cant get any worse I get a letter through yesterday saying that on 22nd March I was caught doing 52 in a 40, again not a peep from the Road Angel. I accept that I have been caught and that as annoying as it is nobody forced me to exceed any speed limits but I have to say that I am very disappointed in the Road Angel and indeed am now questioning its real worth. I regularly update it (and certainly before a longer trip just in case) so it’s not like it shouldn’t ‘know’ where new sites are. One things for sure, my vote will be going to the party thats fairest to motorists as this lot of jokers are only interested in screwing us over either with high fuel prices or their delightful little cash machines that flash at you (sometimes).