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Old 15 April 2005, 08:27   #61
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Yep, by the sound of it........

......Anyway, just back from filling the car with pertrol. Petrol station about 3 miles from office - did 30 mph all the way there and back. Got beeped at once and overtaken by a "white van man" who, obviously aware of this thread and wishing to demonstrate solidarity, threw me the victory sign.
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........further. Has anyone ever been let off by a Police Officer for going something wrong. By that I mean, has common sense prevailed and the "Law" been put aside ?
yep 128mph on a Yamaha Fzr1100 at 0130hrs about 9 years ago, the very very nice polis said that I would only kill myself and that they had followed me for about 3 miles in the town where my speed was only 30mph, therefore I was a bad bad boy and not to do it again...........I never have
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"my speed caused them to believe the vehicle may have been stolen" !
I think it was probably your scouse accent that led them to that conclusion
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yep 128mph on a Yamaha Fzr1100 at 0130hrs about 9 years ago, the very very nice polis said that I would only kill myself and that they had followed me for about 3 miles in the town where my speed was only 30mph, therefore I was a bad bad boy and not to do it again...........I never have
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That is why DECENT traffic cops are worth more than any speed camera - I have had quite a few situations like this.

I ALWAYS used to drive really fast on national speed limit roads if it was safe to do so but would ALWAYS slow down in villages etc - now with speed cameras I find I am driving much faster in built up areas to compensate for being forced to slow down in safe areas - not right I know but that is what the speed cameras have done to my patience!!!
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Now, lets expand it a little further..........

...........has anyone ever paid to be let off ?
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No, but if I was a regular visitor to Eastern Europe I'd be sure to carry a spare sack of $$$$'s
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...........has anyone ever paid to be let off ?
A friend of a friend (female) offered the policeman who stopped her a ‘good time’ in exchange for letting her off and ended up marrying him probably better to pay the fine des…..
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What he should have done was congratulate you on having a very rare 'bike...
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While everyone’s on the speed wagon have you noticed how much slower 30MPH is these days?
I remember back when I was a kid 30mph was unreachable on a bicycle where as now I follow cyclists every day doing 35mph to 40mph, and even I (an overweight tub of lard) as stated earlier have managed 45mph (going downhill) through a speed camera (I of course turned my head & at it so they could find me). Not only that but my first car back in 1972 (a Hillman imp) when doing 30mph used to rattle & shake so much it felt like more like 70mph, where as my Mondeo at 30mph feels more like walking speed.
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The same can be said.......

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No, but if I was a regular visitor to Eastern Europe I'd be sure to carry a spare sack of $$$$'s
.......for most of the Middle East, India, Pakistan and other such under developed markets.

In India I (me and my agent) have paid our way out of numerous situations, most related to traffic violations but on one particular visit we attended an establishment akin to the "Fantasy Bar" where we enjoyed a lock-in, for want of a better description. Anyway, when leaving we were stopped by a van load of local police who took great glee in extracting around £70.00 from me instead of a night in the clink.

In Moscow they have a designated diplomatic lane running through the centre of most central Moscow streets. If you're caught using it you're fined. We use it all the time - the agent drives a big black Camry - but if the cops recognise your plates are not right, they stop you. $10 later any you're on your way.

In Syria, they have check points every 10 / 15 miles (defunked about 5 yrs ago) at which if they find anything wrong they fine you. Wrong can mean even a dogey light. Of course $2.00 later, yes $2, you're on your way.

Same old same old in most of the other places I visit. However - what about here in the U.K. Anyone had the balls to do it ? Or - perhaps you've been lead down the path to "offer" something ?
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