Arrghh! That's really a Catch-22 for those of you in the UK!
Meanwhile, it also shows me a greater 'conservative concern' on the part of the UK for perhaps all
on the road --- vs. the prevalent American attitude of one's individual
"Right to Drive", regardless --- rather than one's responsible licensed privilege
. Tough call on which is perhaps the better national attitude.
I empathize with your situation re: driving responsibly.
I simply no longer drive any Interstate highway; and living where I do, the Colony's/small city's speed limits here by the Bay are 25, 35 --- and 40 mph max beyond the Colony/city limits, until one is clearly out into the rural/ farmland areas.
I no longer even attempt to drive Over the Bay "to the City"/greater metropolitan area ... a mere 23 miles distance all-in-all ... yet a 4-lane highway with 55 mph speeds (at which most drive @ 65-70 mph!) ... or otherwise on the Interstate Bayway with a 60 mph speed (lessened with fog, frequent these mornings of late) --- at which most will then drive @ 70 mph!!
No thanks --- not for me!
My best to you, et al.