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Old 22 July 2004, 18:27   #31
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What an interested discussion on roads, traffic and congestion charge.

Our highways (motorways) is single lane each direction with speed limit of 90 kph (53 mph) although we tend to drive upto 120 kph.
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limit of 90 kph (53 mph)
55.89mph actually! am I being picky?
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55.89mph actually! am I being picky?
Picky you said it
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55.89mph actually! am I being picky?
If you're going to be picky, get it right... 55.92mph!
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Woooooooooooow ............................
Sorry guys if I have offended and hurt your imperial measurements heritage as I multiplied with 1,67 and rounded to next whole digit, in the future I shall be more accurate to the very nearest inch
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Bogi, next time you come on Blue Ice, I shall make sure the depth sounder is displaying in fathoms and we have a few bushels of coca-cola on ice!!
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If you're going to be picky, get it right... 55.92mph!
Now if you're REALLY gonna get picky, 55.923399 mph. I stand corrected!
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What an offer going back thirty years when I had my first depthsounder SEAFARER MKII which only showed depth in fathoms and had only two buttons on/off and gain that was great instrument at that time.
Thanks for your offer and I look forward to that and will bring my Pepsi along, there is a picture of me on this forum holding a bottle of Coke, we put those pictures on our companies inner net and I have had lot of jokes about this
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The mayor's office and transport for London will produce all kinds of statistics that show how bloody clever they are to have brought in this brilliant scheme. Horseshit.

It may have had some impact upon shoppers in the West End who now choose to take public transport or who now shop in Kensington instead but the City of London is as busy as ever and they have just moved the problem around.

It has had a highly inflationary effect on the cost of doing business in London and when coupled with the draconian behaviour of the mindless morons that are employed indirectly by westminster, K & C and camden councils as parking enforcement officers, it becomes prohibitive in the extreme.

I know of a small painting & decorating firm that used to refurbish a lot of schools in central London. Efficient, well run, sensible prices, decent job. What more do you want. The firm just won't touch it now. Too much grief all round. And they are not unique, there are many small firms like them who have voted with their feet.

So, what is the outcome. The local LEA's are spending hugely more for probably an inferior job and the taxpayer is footing the bill. Marvellous.

During 2003, those 3 councils extracted 198,000,000 from motorists in London from penalty charge notices. On one occasion, we managed to collect a parking fine when our driver nipped into the shop to buy the bloody congestion charge. How galling is that !

TNT are currently in negotiation with these authorities to see if some sensible solution can be found to their parking fines which amount to 300 K per annum. The law actually states that as a commercial vehicle, you can legally stop on a double yellow line for a period of up to 20 minutes to allow continuous loading or unloading to take place, providing that there are no other restrictions in force. On this basis, we have successfully appealed against a significant number of PCN's over the years.

I insist that we pay Bastard Ken's Tax by cash at a shop every day, as that incurs the most cost for transport for london and that way they retain the least of our money. In addition, on the face of every 5 note that we hand over, I write "Livingstone's a bastard".

Illegal I know, but how else can you make your objection heard. Have a look in your wallet and see if you have a 5 note with "Livingstone's a bastard" on it.

And if you don't have one of these collector's items, why don't you write "Livingstone's a bastard" on your Lady Godivas anyway, regardless of where you live.

JK. If you get charged with incitement to deface the Queen's property, I publicly agree to pay the fine for you................with defaced fivers of course.
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