10,000 violent offenders are let off each year
It has always been my firm view that the criminal justice system is unduly harsh towards those who commit motoring offences. Motorists regularly find themselves before the court appealing a driving ban as a result of relatively minor offences where nobody has been harmed and no property damaged.
Contrast that with the fact that the police have confirmed that up to 1 in 8 violent offences each year are being dealt with by the offender being cautioned. No fine, no legal expenses, no court appearance...nothing. Get 4 fixed penalties over a three year period and you stand to lose your driving licence...job...home. Do not tell me that is justice.