And we continue the practice of traffic-code enforcement through having expensive and highly trained police officers dish out tickets hand-written on pads of duplicate paper. What year is this? 1950? 

We have cheap technology that can scan and identify every vehicle on the road. We can automatically bill that vehicle every time it fails to stop at a crosswalk, or if it is driven erratically or if it is speeding. 

Will any of the people who constantly hector us to be better drivers than we really are support that? No, we prefer a system that lets us get away with it. And when we don’t, we love to gripe about how unfair it is to be picked off in a speed trap or for a perfectly safe rolling stop.

Michael Poulton, Halifax