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Old 22 November 2012, 12:51   #81
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I'm sure when I passed my test, yonks ago, you were allowed to speed momentarily in order to overtake. That's probably changed now. Or I'm talking bollix
I see the camera partnerships advocate that the speed limit is not a target, but a recognised miximum .. which ofcourse was set many years ago when we drove on crossply tyres, drum brakes, with no ABS etc etc .. anyway .. whilst I was doing my HGV test many moons ago .. we were always told to accelerate up to the maximum speed as soon as possible, as the examiner would fail you for 'lack of progress' if you didnt !
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Old 22 November 2012, 13:14   #82
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Don't know if laws still the same as years ago when I got off with 4 speeding tickets over a short period of time
1st - picture was not clear so was enhanced to show who was driving flung out of court as picture is not to be tampered with
2nd - old 2 wires across the road and time/ distance machine, I asked to see calibration cert and it was out of date
3rd - trafic officer could not prove his identity to me so I drove off ( no warrant card and no numbers on his uniform) I got stopped 1/2 mile later by other plods but was not speeding then. They tried to get me for not stopping but sherif flung it out!
4th - wife was in labour
Got an escort to hospital with blue lights and sirens etc
Also got a warning that if I was ever caught doing 125mph again I was going to jail !!!

Was also told by a traffic plod that car speedo are allowed to be up to 12% inaccurate so do the maths on the posted speed limit !!!!
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Sacré Bleu!
As i typed the post i thought to myself..." I bet that Kerny rips into me for this" and bang on cue......

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Well!! I wouldn't want to disappoint
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I dont mean to throw more garlic scented oil onto this fire but here in France, during December, if you were done for speeding you had a chance of being "let off".

Reson being that the government used to organise a sort of lottery with a selected hundred or so speeding fines being dismised. It used to be called "La Grace" but unfortunately Mr Sarkozy put an end to it....Bas**rd

At least one thing is good here and that's that wherever a speed camera is installed, there will DEFINATELY be a largish warning sign exactly 500meters beforehand.

You have to keep a good eye out for the signs though cus the fecking camera's can be pretty discrete.

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Well!! I wouldn't want to disappoint

I was expecting some sort of comment about a mouse driving though .

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I have a customer that got 3 tickets in the space of an hour can anyone beat this.
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I have a customer that got 3 tickets in the space of an hour can anyone beat this.
Would anybody want to.
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Would anybody want to.
And he already had 3 points
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And he already had 3 points
He takes a bus now then.
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He takes a bus now then.
No his daughter is a barrister and got him off 2 and he went on the speed awareness course so only ended with the 3 points he already had
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