Frankly, The Police Are Right To Prioritise…

Only two drivers in London have been warned about smoking in cars with children since a ban was introduced nearly a year ago, it emerged today.

Figures from the Met police show that the force has stopped two motorists caught smoking with children in a car since the law came in on October 1 — and neither was issued with a penalty.

And I bet they were actually stopped for other offences and this one was just ‘tacked on’…

…London Assembly Conservative member Steve O’Connell, who obtained the figures, said they showed the ban was unenforceable.

Well, not really. Nothing’s unenforceable, if there’s the resources and the will to enforce it.

But it seems that there’s neither in this case.

When the law came in the National Police Chiefs’ Council said forces should take an “educational, advisory and non-confrontational approach.”

A Met spokesman said it has been following this advice.

It’s not like they don’t have all the stabbings and shootings to worry about, after all…

3 comments for “Frankly, The Police Are Right To Prioritise…

  1. ivan
    September 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    This is the sort of stupid law that is the result of lobbying rather that real science, just like the anti CO2 (plant food) stupidity and renewable energy.

    • Mudplugger
      September 22, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Even worse, it could be argued that it is the result of ‘lobbying rather than real science’ that still enables 26 Bishops of the Church of England to sit in Parliament and legislate over us all. I find that utterly offensive.

  2. September 22, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Priorities, eh?

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