"Is Britain, (Wigan) becoming lawless?" - asks Dave xl5.
Well, you cannot compare Britain with Wigan. Wigan is a nice, quiet town. Leigh is as rough as a bears arse!
As for 'drink driving', speeding, bald tyres, wrong number plates etc. etc., as much as it's wrong, against the law and all that, it's a 'cash-cow' for them.
It's about time they spent more police time sorting out CRIMES!
Instead of recruiting academics, with loads of useless qualifications but who can't get proper gainful employment, they should employ men (yes, men. Not women or soft sods) who can gain, and retain, control over the criminal shite.
Anybody caught breaking the law ie: committing proper crimes, should be given a severe beating to within an inch of their life. The penny will eventually drop!
They do it in Spain, why not here?