Controversial police chief Richard Brunstrom is standing down from his role as Britains most senior traffic officer, it was confirmed today.
The Chief Constable of North Wales Police is leaving his position as head of roads policing for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo).
A spokeswoman for Acpo confirmed Mr Brunstrom would step down over the next few weeks after completing his three-year term in the role.
Mr Brunstrom told The Times: Its time someone else had a go. Its always a mistake to stay beyond your sell-by date.
The police chief has caused controversy with his tough anti-speeding policy. In the past he has branded speeders criminals and anti-social as well as backing the prosecution of a paramedic caught speeding in an ambulance.
In March last year he was branded the godfather of the speed camera by Police magazine, the official publication of the Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers in England and Wales.
Yesterday, he announced plans to offer speeding drivers the chance to go on a speed awareness course as an alternative to prosecution.