The number of drivers caught by speed cameras has fallen for the first time, according to government figures which reveal that widespread complaints about excessive enforcement have finally forced a retreat by police and local authorities.
The Australian approach has a bit more subtlety ...
But even that can cause problems....
When a woman wiggled her finger at Simon Jardak as he drove along a road in Sydney three months ago, he saw red.
Instead of shame-facedly taking his foot off the pedal and slowing to a sedate pace, he hurled a bottle at the woman through the window of his car.
"She started doing that hand gesture, you know, the RTA one," Mr Jardak told a Sydney court.
"And it offended me… because of, you know, she implied I had a small penis."
Yep, sounds like it works then....
(I have found it also works whenever I see a politician or campaigner lecturing me on how to live - they are just compensating for having small dicks. (True story - I know a blustering ex-army officer who likes ordering people about - a girl once told me she wasn't sure if he had made love to her or not as it was "so small she couldn't feel a thing". I have job keeping a straight face whenever I meet him.... )