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Old 24 September 2007, 09:43   #1
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Motorist jailed for speeding

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o...re/7009923.stm

A bloke has just been jailed for driving a Porsche 911 at 172mph.

Obviously it's a very naughty thing to do - unless you are a Policeman of course.......

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/s...re/5284962.stm

One law for them and one law for us!!!
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I'm not noted for my light right foot Codders but I think 172mph on an A road is a little out of order. 10 weeks in jail was probably about right.

That cop should have been locked up for that beard, let alone his driving
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o...re/7009923.stm

A bloke has just been jailed for driving a Porsche 911 at 172mph.

Obviously it's a very naughty thing to do - unless you are a Policeman of course.......

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/s...re/5284962.stm

One law for them and one law for us!!!

Well....I sort of agree with you but as I live near this road I think he got what he deserved. There's been scores of deaths along that road in the past and there's laybys all along that particular stretch of dual carriageway. That speed along there is an accident waiting to happen-he must have had his foot right to the floor to be doing that speed too as that stretch of D/C is only a mile or so long between the roundabout and a sharp(ish) blind bend with a junction on it-see here on flashearth
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I agree it is madness on a road like that but the copper was just as guilty!!!
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I'm not noted for my light right foot Codders but I think 172mph on an A road is a little out of order. 10 weeks in jail was probably about right.

That cop should have been locked up for that beard, let alone his driving
Remember some A roads are identical to Motorways - the only difference is the colour of the signs!!!
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Remember some A roads are identical to Motorways - the only difference is the colour of the signs!!!
Which ones?
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Remember some A roads are identical to Motorways - the only difference is the colour of the signs!!!
True, although I'm assuming it's a regular ill-maintained dual carriageway as opposed to a motorway like A-road (although I know we also have 2 lane motorways - your local M4 and the M11 north of Stansted etc).
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Which ones?
As you approach the M5 North bound from the A38 (from plymouth) there is a section of 3 lanes, just like motorway but has green signs.
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Which ones?
Actually, compared with the M4 in Wales there's quite a few dual carriageways that are better than that-but there's no m-ways I've come across that are worse than that stretch of d/c near Kingston Bagpuise where the guy was caught.
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As you approach the M5 North bound from the A38 (from plymouth) there is a section of 3 lanes, just like motorway but has green signs.
Know it well, nothing like a m'way
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