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AFTER the annual festive bingeathon I think it’s fair to say that the majority of the country are feeling the blues. Heads are a bit groggy and for those of us who unfortunately have to be at work, it’s not the most productive of times.

But surely our ‘hard-pressed’ police officers have better things to do than stand near Mr Smith’s, in a row of six or seven, having a good natter, probably talking about their office party, before stopping motorists to check tax discs.

Three of them were stood around one poor soul’s car examining the disc. Does it really take three to take down the details? I know education standards have been slipping, but surely being able to read and write is a statutory requirement of joining the force. Come on Cheshire Police, surely you’ve got better things to do with your taxpayer-funded time.

NATHAN MERRIWEATHER Grappenhall

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4:51pm Thu 3 Jan 13

The Maestro says...

"Heads are a bit groggy and for those of us who unfortunately have to be at work, it’s not the most productive of times"

How many of those with a groggy head had been drinking the night before and thought they'd be ok to drive, posible over the limit? Like those who have to work so do the police, checking for drink drivers is one of their jobs. How do you know it was tax discs they were checking? did you get caught and now are moaning about it like wrong doers do? Tax discs are the responsiblity of the DVLA not the police so try getting your facts right before
"Heads are a bit groggy and for those of us who unfortunately have to be at work, it’s not the most productive of times" How many of those with a groggy head had been drinking the night before and thought they'd be ok to drive, posible over the limit? Like those who have to work so do the police, checking for drink drivers is one of their jobs. How do you know it was tax discs they were checking? did you get caught and now are moaning about it like wrong doers do? Tax discs are the responsiblity of the DVLA not the police so try getting your facts right before The Maestro

2:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Cheap Mower says...

I don't understand why you would be botherd unless you'd done something wrong. I like to see the police making randow checks.
I don't understand why you would be botherd unless you'd done something wrong. I like to see the police making randow checks. Cheap Mower

2:53pm Fri 4 Jan 13

AppleJunkie says...

There are a new batch of Cheshire Police recruits starting the job, did you consider the fact they could have been doing some shadow training?
There are a new batch of Cheshire Police recruits starting the job, did you consider the fact they could have been doing some shadow training? AppleJunkie

6:20pm Sun 6 Jan 13

silverlady54 says...

I fully agree with spot checks on motorists. People who try to drive the morning after a night of drinking have only themselves to blame and presumably, the police were also looking at any drivers using mobile phones at the wheel (another killer) or not wearing seatbelts. Whatever the reason, as has been said, if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear and everything to applaud the police for if it stops one life from being lost to an idiot driver.
I fully agree with spot checks on motorists. People who try to drive the morning after a night of drinking have only themselves to blame and presumably, the police were also looking at any drivers using mobile phones at the wheel (another killer) or not wearing seatbelts. Whatever the reason, as has been said, if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear and everything to applaud the police for if it stops one life from being lost to an idiot driver. silverlady54

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