Gepard wrote:Is it not fair to say though that if they weren't making these announcements, everyone would be jumping up and down demanding why they weren't being enforced?
Gepard, If they go out and enforce word spreads through the industry, the lads and ladies will not work without a badge because you will
I often compare it to speeding, we all tend to do it, we all know its wrong but we do it because the chances of being caught are weighed up and considered low so worth a chance, off we go. However, sit a marked traffic car behind someone and see if they speed then, the difference? you don't do it because YOU KNOW you will be caught.
Public announcements are for the media because their is 'no traffic car on the road', Enforcement is best when it takes place and it stands on it's own merits without bells and whistles.
They need these big campains because they simply are not out often enough to let the work on the ground speak for itself. I speak from first hand experience here, put men on the ground and get the job done works really well.
Look at the job spec when enforcement is number 7 on the list and they ask for suggestions as to how to go about it!