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Old 10 August 2009, 07:38   #1
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Sneaky Police SW England watch out!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8192748.stm

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.
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A timely warning - I'm driving to North Devon on Thursday and normally do so 'promptly', I'll try to dawdle.
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They are using UNMARKED cars!!!
Good. I have no problem at all with people travelling at an appropriate speed (regardless of which side of the limit it falls) and if people want to remove themselves from the gene pool by not wearing a seatbelt then that is also fine by me.

Previous years have been very successful

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Officer dealt with a number of other offences after stopping drivers, including: using a mobile phone, driving without insurance, driving without due care and attention, contravening red traffic lights, double white line offences, misrepresented registration marks and vehicles with no tax.
Do I have a problem with the police using unmarked cars to catch any of these? Ummm, no I don't think I do.



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Yes but the problem is the Police will not be selective - they don't only fine the people you don't agree with............

And if you lived in Swansea you would find that jumping red lights at night(no traffic around) has almost become a necessity!!!
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I don't disagree with using unmarked cars just wish they would put the same amount of effort into other crimes ie theft from motors etc once again the motorist is a soft touch and it boosts their stats
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Yes but the problem is the Police will not be selective - they don't only fine the people you don't agree with............

And if you lived in Swansea you would find that jumping red lights at night(no traffic around) has almost become a necessity!!!
Why are you too slow to get off the mark on Green
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The motorist is an increasingly easy target, unlike those who burgle or steal boats where more work is required.

Personally I'm fed up with the war on motorists.
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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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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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Does that mean you never speed???
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Why are you too slow to get off the mark on Green
No the inductive loop sensors never seem to work any more and they set the lights to give priority to minor roads.

If it's clear and there is nobody around why not? It MUST be ok - the Police do it all the time..........
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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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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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If I get caught I regard it as my fault for not paying attention
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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!!!

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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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