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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2012 at 7:10pm
Well at least it kept three traffic cops off the road for half a day.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2012 at 1:20pm
I was flashed by a Police car the other day, the driver pointing to his speedo to tell me to slow down, I was going about 8/10 k's over............
at least the cops are civilised over here...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2012 at 1:39pm
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that if motorists are warning other road users there's a speed trap, it completely defeats the object of having one. The whole idea of a speed trap is to deter speeding, something which is obviously needed locally considering the amount of people on here who think that they're entitled to drive over the limit, and it's not going to be much of a deterrent if people can avoid speed traps.

By the way, warning other motorists of a speed trap constitutes obstructing a police officer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2012 at 1:53pm
Originally posted by rescued rescued wrote:

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that if motorists are warning other road users there's a speed trap, it completely defeats the object of having one. The whole idea of a speed trap is to deter speeding, something which is obviously needed locally considering the amount of people on here who think that they're entitled to drive over the limit, and it's not going to be much of a deterrent if people can avoid speed traps.

By the way, warning other motorists of a speed trap constitutes obstructing a police officer.
people warning others does just that...Confused


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stop HS2.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2012 at 2:46pm
Originally posted by rescued rescued wrote:

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that if motorists are warning other road users there's a speed trap, it completely defeats the object of having one. The whole idea of a speed trap is to deter speeding,


Not true. If it was to deter speeding then motorists warning others to slow down wouldn't be a problem. Even a police car parked reduces speeding. A speed trap is to generate money and punish drivers, not deter speeding.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2012 at 4:10pm
I think the idea is that if you're nicked for speeding, you might think twice before doing it again. If you're warned of a speed trap, you can slow down as you go past and then put your foot down again. It's not designed to victimise motorists, it's designed to victimise self-entitled people who think that only certain laws should apply to them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2012 at 5:34pm
Which is 80% of drivers, including some police officers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2012 at 5:38pm
If only the penalties for housebreaking or mugging were as strict as for going a few mph over the limit, and as much resource.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2012 at 8:00pm
Speeding fines area TAX. The good part is it is a VOLUNTARY TAX, I don't speed therefore I don't pay,if you don't want to pay, don't speed. Very simple really.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2012 at 8:37pm
In Switzerland they call it the "go faster" tax.
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