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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2012 at 8:51pm
Originally posted by kermie55 kermie55 wrote:

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.


Many people inadvertently go over the limit for sometimes only a few minutes. As the majority of drivers break the speed limit, it shows the limits are often too low.

Pleased to see the A40 reduction to 50 mph westbound has reverted to 70mph.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2012 at 8:30am
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.
Oh right!! So we re not to intervene if we see an offence being commited, so next time i see 2 officers being thrown around by a drugged up lunatic in Watford i wont help them deck him like i did last time ill stand and watch so as not to "obstruct a police officer."
By flashing you re lights you re saying "oi slow down" and ive done that on a few occasions where theres no speed trap anywhere around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 September 2012 at 8:31am
Originally posted by kermie55 kermie55 wrote:

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.
This discussion isnt about people being fined for speeding its about them being fined for that heineous crime of flashing their headlights. Also one poster on here says he often honks his horn and shakes his fist when he sees someone driving on their phone.Is that not the same sort of thing?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2012 at 11:30am
I personally would rather the police did something about the idiots who use their mobile phones while driving. Every single day while driving to work I see at least 4 or 5 people doing this.  To my mind this is more dangerous than speeding but it's more difficult to spot, so i have no doubt the police will still continue to target speeders or people flashing their lights, which is the easier option 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2012 at 8:42pm
I'd rather the Police catch criminals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2012 at 8:47pm
speeding is technically a crime ......so your are sorted malc.....they are doing what you want them to do ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2012 at 9:26am
Apprently, this is what ive been told, speeding is an offence whereas say burglary is a crime.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2012 at 11:02am
Yep - you don't get a criminal record for speeding but you do for burglary
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2012 at 8:51pm
Originally posted by phisch21 phisch21 wrote:

Yep - you don't get a criminal record for speeding but you do for burglary



Depends how fast you are going!
I used to be with it. But then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems scary and weird.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2012 at 10:15pm
Santos reportedly drove up to 145mph and was fined.
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