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It's not always that simple. I'm a "slow" driver myself, I only drive the speed limit whenever possible. On some roads around here though doing so makes you a road hazard, and in large cities this is even more true. It's more important to match the speed of traffic than to adhere to a limit when there's a significant difference between the two.
I have no desire to speed, like I said I drive at the speed limit, usually a couple mph under it. When you're on a road where the limit is 60 however and all the traffic around you is going 85, the fact is you are a road hazard. It's safer for everyone involved including yourself to go 85 in that situation.
If a cop is around they can and will actually give you a ticket for driving too slowly compared to the rest of the traffic, even if you're the only one not speeding specifically because it makes the road more dangerous for everyone.
wow this is 13 years old news to me i remember getting pulled over because my road tax was 2 days out .
Wow where have you Americans been .. Most of out cop cars in the UK now have ANPR (automatic number plate reading) cameras.
I will try and write a more lengthily reply but kind of busy right now
i knew the police man and asked him how the heck he had seen that and he showed me the screen in the car and how it scans every car that passes all they do is wait for it to go BEEP look down to see what car has been flagged up .
and face recognition has been here for years to in the u.k