Source of revenue
Ok so all of the points are valid as everyone rides/drives based on their own experiences and observations.
So for what it's worth here are mine:
As a biker I ride within the law as best I can (I'm sure I've done things wrong) this is not because I'm a particularly goody two shoes, but more the case I WILL be the one plod stops and the judge makes an example of. Yes I'm that lucky.
When riding at the speed limit (or below) it means I NEVER have to worry about speed traps and feel my observation is on the road and other drivers instead of looking for sneakily "obvious" yellow boxes.
The one thing that I feel needs to be done is heavily fine/penalise phone users. Like many others here, I ALWAYS see at least one per mile within any city limits. They're not paying full attention can't observe properly and surely the fines would pay for the plod who stopped them.
As with some others here I agree that a dedicated traffic division would pay dividends, the finance raised from all the fines imposed from the almost unlimited number of traffic offences you can observe would boost the economy, make the roads safer and maybe there would be enough left over to improve the road surfaces. I now understand why so many people ride BMW GS's you need them on some of the roads here.
Final point, noone would complain to their MP if someone had been done for speeding while using a phone in a built up area, at last a 'stealth' tax the populace would support. The roads would be safer, life expectancy raised and your pride and joy likely to last longer. So are drivers worse? YES, but maybe only because they have been allowed to become so, by weak legislation and non-existent policing.