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Police speeding moan time

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by steve f, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

    Mar 15, 2004
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    was out today in the vw caddy van at a village where i live its a known speed trap area long country road 60 mph into a village 30 mph never speed going in there but this morning coming out of the village pottering along long open straight 30mph can see for half a mile next thing a copper jumps out of the bushes with a radar gun pulls me in a side road where his jam sandwich is hidden and does me for 43mpn in a 30 zone yes i was speeding but hiding his car and hiself in the bushes is the lowest of the low so i was very polite to him thinking i would get off and no chance so then laced into him as a revenue collector as the day before 2 mile up the road a lady was waiting to turn right and a lorry smacked her up the arse put her car in a ditch and wrote it of pulled her out took 45 mins for police and ambulance to come as he was there also at the time of the crash but was tobusy collecting his £60 for the goverment to come to the accident
     
  2. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
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    comes to something when the only thing you can get nicked in is the van, you need to get a real car......fight the b4st4rds in court, do you want me to put the drivers survival handbook in the post for ya?
     
  3. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    It is not the money that worries, it is the points on the license.
     
  4. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

    Jul 7, 2004
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    With the knock on effect for 5 years of higher ins prems - on which of course the Govt gets an extra 2.5% IPT!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. acpes

    acpes Formula Junior

    Aug 11, 2004
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    Steve,
    I will check with my father in law who's an ex traffic cop. I'm pretty certain that for a ticket to be valid the operator and / or vehicle must be clearly in view. Not sure if thats still valid but will check for you tomorrow and keep you posted.
    Seems I've missed a few hectic days whilst I've been off here. My 9 month old grandson was seriously ill in Hospital (was rushed to birmingham childrens hospital on Monday) but thankfully seems to have pulled through. I think I've lost about a stone in weight and a lifetime of nerves and anxiety in the last week. Hopefully next week I will resume my normal bad service.
    cheers mate
    andy
     
  6. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    sorry to hear that mate
     
  7. acpes

    acpes Formula Junior

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    Cheers steve,
    little sod is pulling through OK now, but gave us more than a few anxious moments!. Must be stubborn like his grandad;)
     
  8. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    likewise mate hope everythings ok, when i first read stevef's post I thought he was referring to yre father in law being an ex traffic cop.....:D
     
  9. acpes

    acpes Formula Junior

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    Nah M8,
    if it had been my F-I-L he would have booked him for not having 12 cylnders in the back:D
     
  10. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

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    Guess that puts ALL the crap that has been going on round here in perspective,

    Glad to hear your Grandson is pulling through Andy - please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours tonight and in the coming weeks.

    As Dave Allen used to say 'May your God go with you'.

    Kevan
     
  11. acpes

    acpes Formula Junior

    Aug 11, 2004
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    Thanks Kevan,
    Just to update, he's coming on great guns and is making a full recovery. I am so relieved, in fact I even threatened to buy a round:D
    Luckily it was only a threat, and I came to my senses;)
     
  12. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    With any speeding it is worth checking out http://www.speed-trap.co.uk/ for advice.

    Secondly, I thought that the police had to observe you for long enough to consider that you could be speeding before pointing the gun. If he jumped out, then he has to prove he was watching from behind a bush/car prior to jumping. Is that feasible/arguable on this occasion?
     
  13. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I am glad he is on the mend, it has been a sh*t couple of months for you mate, things can only get better (i hope)
     
  14. jeffQV

    jeffQV F1 Rookie

    Feb 13, 2004
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    sorry to hear this one. I think too that in order for the ticket to be valid the operator has to be in view. Its the same rule for cameras isnn't it? Good luck with fighting it!
     

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