I hope you have a nice big bill to pay for speeding on the motorway. Your reckless driving could kill yourself and others. If you wanna speed go to a track.
34 in a 30 is the same as doing 78/79 on a motorway...
Its being pedantic giving someone a speeding ticket for those sort of speeds, i will not accept that 4mph can make that much difference to a cars stopping distance, when you think how quickly you can stop at a speed of about 50mph in a well maintained car.
This was an A road not a motorway, for we know the limit could have been 40. A lot of A roads are extremely dangerious as they have lots of twists and bends.
I accept motorways are safer, what i dont accept is that 34mph is a dangerous speed in any area... maybe its just me, the chances of hitting a child at full speed are not likely there will be some reaction time and that is what it all depends on, somebodywith fast reactions could instantly take a car from 34 to 25mph, someone with slow reactions could take a car from 30 to 28 in the same time.... Its all about how good the driver is in my opinion.
30Mph is 30 for a reason. You can stop at relativly short distance at 30 and put simply when a road is at 30 and school is chucking out or you are going down a high street you are processing a hell of a lot of information, a child stepping could be information overload and you have a delayed reaction.
Personally i could never live with myself if i killed a child, but i guess if you know that you could then go right ahead. You are more dangerous than the guy doing 100mph down an A road IMHO. Least if the guy crashed on an A road he would crash into another big metal car. At 30, you crash your big tonne and a half weight travelling at 30, (maybe slightly less if you braked but you could not have seen the child run out between parked cars) straight into a child with no protection. That child has just had a face full of your radiator/bumper, nice. He/She's dead or got permanent damage (Mental/Emotional/Physical) for the REST OF THEIR LIFE. You ****.
And how much difference is that extra 4mph going to make to your journey time? There are plenty of places I can think of where I think a 30 limit is too low, but I'll stick to it because the difference in time isn't worth the hassle of a ticket or the risk of hitting someone.