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Old 10 August 2009, 14:49   #11
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If your'e not prepared to do the time don't do the crime.

If I get caught I regard it as my fault for not paying attention
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Old 10 August 2009, 14:53   #12
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If your'e not prepared to do the time don't do the crime.

If I get caught I regard it as my fault for not paying attention
Ahh but what about when they move the parameters to make everything you do a crime?

Dropping speed limits all over the place despite cars being safer - painting yellow lines where they are not needed - deliberately buggering up traffic lights - the list is endless.

And getting caught for not paying attention? They hide cameras in horse boxes and wheelie bins now - it's just not cricket!!!
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Sorry Codders, you misunderstood - when I said I don't have a problem with speeders / non seatbelt wearers, I also don't have a problem with them getting nicked. Think of it as a high tech natural selection.

The police are ALWAYS selective - if they stopped everyone doing 80MPH on the motorway they would have caught a lot more people.

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And Codders, no that doesn't mean I never speed. But I have never been stopped for speeding! I accept that if either I choose to speed or am not paying proper attention and allow my speed to exceed the speed limit enough to get stopped that I run the risk of getting a fine/points etc.
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Does that mean you never speed???
Of course not - why would it?
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And Codders, no that doesn't mean I never speed. But I have never been stopped for speeding! I accept that if either I choose to speed or am not paying proper attention and allow my speed to exceed the speed limit enough to get stopped that I run the risk of getting a fine/points etc.

I still have a clean licence as well but it is getting harder and harder to maintain it - maybe not in Scotland but when they are even trying out speed cameras in cat's eyes no amount of "paying attention" will help you!!!

And now they want average speed cameras to cover massive stretches of road.

War on the motorist? It's more like a massacre.................
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I still have a clean licence as well but it is getting harder and harder to maintain it - maybe not in Scotland but when they are even trying out speed cameras in cat's eyes no amount of "paying attention" will help you!!!
stick to the speed limit then!
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we've had then in a few places up here for a few years... I would guess many of your "fleet" have cruise control (or are old landies that don't go fast) - so average speed cameras aren't really a problem
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The war on the motorist continues!!!

Dedicated police teams from Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset, and Dorset are to join the Devon and Cornwall force in targeted patrols.

They are using UNMARKED cars!!!

They caught hundreds last year.
UNMARKED The Ba****ds how could they be so sneaky.
Codders write to your MP, call the papers (oh they already know), tell your mummy.
You should write a book, The world that is out to get me, by Codders. Then it could just stay on the shelf
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I give up - get booked and see if i care!!!
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I give up -
No don't do that. I for one would be very upset if I didn't find out things like I could get booked for speeding whilst smoking a joint and reading snippets from the latest heat magazine to my freinds over the phone.
I need you to point out that I should be looking out for those nassty policemen at the same time.
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