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Message 1360596 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 10:00:27 UTC - in response to Message 1360585.

No you have ever rite to say wot ya saying I totally agree with you
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Message 1360773 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 18:15:01 UTC

Interesting list. I bet the top 20 is different in every country or even every one of the USA's 50 states. The "California stop" didn't make the list there, but would be near the top here.

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Message 1360823 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 20:03:33 UTC - in response to Message 1360773.

are these laws and/or courtesies? or actual laws. I do 1/2 dozen regularly
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Message 1361254 - Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 3:02:01 UTC

one out of that list for me, eating and/or drinking while driving....
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Message 1361346 - Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 8:47:54 UTC

Anything to do with motoring or roads will be a law or regulation, the others are mainly anti social or bad manners. Things also change with time. 10 years ago I would have had no problem telling a young yob to take his feet off a seat in a bus or train, these days He'd be 50% likely to pull a knife on me. Cycling on pavements is usually against a local Council by-law, very difficult to enforce in practice.

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Message 1361352 - Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 9:19:52 UTC - in response to Message 1361346.

Wonder how many of them are revenue raisers ?

Oh these an new buy law we can make to fill the coffers of the council .
Then they give themself's a pay rise and there back to where they where , bugger the poor rate payers thou
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Message 1361730 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 8:19:13 UTC

May I ask as to how often, broken? Don't forget, that in Essex, white van drivers only get 'pulled' for having a brake light not working...not for speeding or driving like a maniac! Will admit to travelling along the M4 at a speed similar to that, at which jet air-liners might take off at! Perhaps. Maybe. At 3.30 in the morning, no-one around and I was on a mission and no conversations as follows. Under certain circumstances, officer. It is there, in the official Honda literature, that it will only do 133 or was it 137. It was definitely speedometer error.....must've been. Yours too?! The car is 20 years old for God's sake!



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Message 1361733 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 8:23:55 UTC - in response to Message 1361730.

Nice try I would have love to see his face , should have let you off for being creative
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Message 1361771 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 10:20:55 UTC
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Blimey a fast lady! 747's have a V2 rotate speed of about 180-200 mph!!

About 10 years ago I bought a 9 month old Mondeo 1.8, with 15K on the clock. So one day down the A3M seeing a clear road behind and in front, put my foot down to see what it would do, took it up momentarily to 110 mph and then went back to 70 mph. A couple of minutes later I saw the cop car tailing me, followed me off my junction and then put on the blues and two's. Excuse me sir, do you know what speed you were doing back there, I said oh about 80'ish I expect. He said come with me, and I sat in their passenger seat with this massive speedometer showing 94 mph! I said blimey as fast as THAT! He said yup, its so easy in these modern cars to not realise how fast you are going!

I said where did you come from, I didn't see you? He said we were parked on one of the bridges when we saw you go past underneath! By the way Sir you are lucky, you'll probably get 3 licence points and a £60 fine, had you been going over 100 mph you'd have lost your licence for a year! Yes Sir, thankyou Sir, I'll be more careful in future .... My little Z3 has a book speed of 127 mph, but I've only taken it up to a 100 mph once in 5 years. But my gosh it was rock solid and raring to give more, uh uh, no way :-)

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Message 1361826 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 14:30:00 UTC

Motorway speed limit is about 2750 rpm in top gear.....my engine rpm was a touch over 6500! I can't get 'nicked' for giving my engine speed!



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Message 1361834 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 14:51:06 UTC

My maths makes that 165 mph. What the hell were you driving woman?

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Message 1361843 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 15:33:06 UTC

Ah, but knowing the roads & where the static cameras are as well as the mobile cops with their radar guns helps tremendously... :)

My favourite is the A143...lovely speedsters road especially after Diss.....Ah pure heaven especially in a non restricted lorry!

As for breaking laws/rules/regs, the crash yesterday morning on the M62 between a lorry & minibus has me puzzled!

21 passengers? Minibuses are only 16 seaters + driver. anything else is a bus. So...........

..they arrest the lorry driver?
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Message 1362120 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 13:12:16 UTC - in response to Message 1361771.

passenger seat with this massive speedometer showing 94 mph!

If he was on a bridge and you went under him how could his big speedo clock you ??
you could have fought and won that one I reackon
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Message 1362123 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 13:30:00 UTC

They had obviously seen me speed under the bridge at a vast rate of knots, rushed off down the slip road, and tailed me for long enough to get a reading before I saw them and they stopped me. By that time I was rapidly slowing down, but they damn well knew I had been going faster than that. Broke the law, hands up, take the rap. Lucky they didn't have a radar gun on that bridge .....

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Message 1362133 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 14:05:40 UTC - in response to Message 1362123.

Your to honest mate
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Message 1362149 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 14:53:53 UTC

Not at all! When you know you're in the wrong, and there's no way you're going to get out of it, there's no point in denying it and making it twice as worse. I've had a closer look at the site since then, and there are two bridges side by side, linked by a roundabouts at each end. That means that any emergency vehicle on either bridge, can within seconds get on the north or south bound carriageways as needed. I now often see Ambulance fast response cars parked up there. It's Junction 2 on the A3M in Hampshire.

As the old cockney phrase goes "It's a fair cop, guv, you've got me bang to rights".

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Message 1362332 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 23:27:34 UTC - in response to Message 1362149.

Well I reackom if a Judge can get off by saying he wasn't driving and he was outside the country then try anything to get off

He was later found to be in the country and got into heaps of trouble and is no longer a Judge
But the set the standard as far as i'm concerned

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