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Old 12 June 2012, 15:16   #1
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Dont warn of a speed check ahead !!



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That means that the Police car that flashed me out of a junction the other week should have booked himself
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That's just wrong, we've seen a huge rise in speed traps round here since all the cuts came in.
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If it were about getting people to slow down, Surely there would'nt be a problem problem?(Presumeing of course on the VERY RARE occasions you may be a Tad ''Heavey footed'') You see a Speed trap... You slow down...you see someone flash thier lights...You slow down ....Anyone could be forgiven for thinking it was about NICKING Punters and REVENUE!....BUT we all Know that would be Ridiculous!!
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For the record, and I hope I am phrasing this correctly on an open forum, sometimes I don't listen to what I read on ribnet and carry on doing what I've always done, in the hope that some pleasant bugger out there might do the same for me some day.

Obviously I am only talking about marine activities.
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That's just wrong, we've seen a huge rise in speed TRAPS
A good choice of words, a TRAP is exactly what it is.

I wouldnt mind if they were usually checking speeds outside a school/hospital/old folks home but they dont seem to, (not around these parts anyway) there is only 3 passing straights between here and Inverness (75 miles) and you can bet your last pound they are on them every weekend, this causes road users to take daft chances where they shouldnt, to try and get by slow traffic.

They are a danger in the wrong place.
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Headlight flashing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Makes some interesting reading.
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Come on .. code violation 15, subsection 3 , article twelve , section B, Paragraph 12,Sub paragraph 3, Line 36

What is the country coming to .... cops booking you for walking on cracks in the pavement ?
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I don't do this - partly because I always thought it was an offence to do so and partly because all the speed limit signs, camera signs are quite obvious and sticking to the speed limit isn't difficult when you are paying attention and concentrating - its not a trick, a deception or other dastardly scheme - the rules are well advertised (unlike some countries where the cops hide behind advertising hoardings, etc.,). The limits are not posted as 40 and drivers fined for driving at 35.

A 100% foolproof way to avoid getting caught speeding is to drive at or below the speed limit. If everyone did this, 'Their' income in fines would be zero. There is, after all, quite a bit of semi-official 'tolerance' by 'Them' on motorways (where risks are lower), though from a pure money-making 'trap' perspective, fining everyone doing more than 77 mph would do the trick.

The down-side about living in a democracy is that you have to abide by the rules set by society - even if you don't agree with them. There is no right to a driving license - it is a privilege - so if you don't agree with the terms either use the bus or try to convince everyone to change the rules. There is scope for your discretion to reduce speed to suit the conditions but not to go above the limit. The signed limit is not the speed that must be driven at.

There is a class of people who drive at 43 mph irrespective of the speed limit, weather, road conditions, pedestrians, etc., and who are blinkin' dangerous; equally, I have taken to reporting the arrogant so-and-sos who overtake me driving at 30 in a 30 limit.

If everyone could be trusted to drive at 'the greater of the maximum safe speed for the conditions or the speed limit', perhaps some speed limits would be raised? After all, 'Their' revenue from fuel duty would then increase.

Its not a 'sport' like a couple of rabbits poached by moonlight from a rich landowner for a starving family where there is some moral/romantic justification in breaking the law - if someone driving at 33 couldn't stop and knocked over your child but would have been able to stop at 29 or 30, how would you feel? Equally, how could you justify (to yourself or in court) being that driver?

Give another two days and the Daily Mail will be ranting about the Police not fining speeding drivers and the outrageous carnage of pedestrian deaths on the UK's roads.

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I am presuming they would av to use two veichles on this job instead of doing some proper police work.
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