Bugger and fcek

Bugger and fcek

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Kinky

Original Poster:

38,019 posts

236 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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Coming home this evening on the A30 from Basingstoke - on that lovely dual carriage stretch just before you come into Hook ....

.... outside lane - doing approximately 80mph with a Honda civic directly in front of me (a matter of feet) all the way up the hill .....

And as we get to the top - there's the BiB - 2 of them - parked up in the bushes with a fully marked range rover and a camera on a tripod.

I honestly expected to get pulled for dangerous driving/no consideration - but as I drove past (still a few feet behind the Honda) they were both peering into the camera.

Bugger. I'm expecting a nice little notice in the post in the next few weeks. The only thing is if they got my numberplate. I was that close to the Honda in front I'm not sure if they would have done.

Oh well - wait and see. Looks like I'll go for that Snooper now (and laserjammer too?)

And yes - I know - stable door, bolted ....

FCEK.

K

yertis

16,230 posts

233 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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I've had a clean license for all of four months and now I've just got another NIP today. After an initial period of anger I actually don't give a shit anymore. I'm getting my camera-locating device, and I shall cease to support the Police in any way. In the last year my entire family have received points - even my 69 year old numpty mother - so they all feel that the Police regard them as criminals. Surprise my folks - they now regard the Police in the same manner as criminals do.

Del sydyway

101 posts

225 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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Kinky, don't know if you're looking to get flamed but..

If you were sitting a few feet behind then FFS!

Kinky

Original Poster:

38,019 posts

236 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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ok - slight exageration. But I was closer than I normally would have been.

I was a tad hacked off as the inside lane was empty.

But looking at the angle of the road in relation to where he was I do think the Honda would have blocked any clear vision of me.



Deester

1,607 posts

227 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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A few feet behind a car travelling at 80MPH, eau dear...

If they got your reg you may get more than you bargained for.

Deester

hertsbiker

6,267 posts

238 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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don't worry, I doubt they got your reg. Anyway, they only care about speeding, nothing else. Flame bait? yeah, so be it. But law enforcement is now only about nicking speeders, and sending juveniles to Kenya for theft.

Fingers crossed!

C

mickrw

237 posts

231 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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Guys, the first Wednesday in the month is a big bike meeting near Odiham (I live close by) and the Plod are everywhere with the dual carriage stretch being a favorite for either a camera or Plod in a plain wrapper. Good idea to be very careful. For the rest of the time it's an epic bit of road!!!!

Mick

zetec

4,231 posts

218 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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Do you think though the Honda could have saved you? What speed WOULD you have been doing if it wasn't there.
Edited to say: If it was NSL then you should be OK at 80 mph???

>> Edited by zetec on Wednesday 4th June 23:50

soulpatch

4,693 posts

225 months

Wednesday 4th June 2003
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zetec said: Do you think though the Honda could have saved you? What speed WOULD you have been doing if it wasn't there.
Edited to say: If it was NSL then you should be OK at 80 mph???

>> Edited by zetec on Wednesday 4th June 23:50


Not quite true. I have been caught @ 77 in a 70 NSL Dual carrageway in north wales (what a surprise).

Hence my true hatred for the scamera vans and the cts therein!

zetec

4,231 posts

218 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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"What is the threshold that you are told to put into the device where tickets are then issued."

Reply "10% plus 4mph, which takes it to 48mph for a ticket"

This was written by Madcop in an earlier thread, 70 mph = 81 mph

This is where I got my info from, it may differ though from force to force!

james_j

3,996 posts

222 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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Seems as if the Honda driver should have been pulled for not moving over to the inside lane.

superlightr

11,275 posts

230 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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Coming home this evening on the A30 from Basingstoke - on that lovely dual carriage stretch just before you come into Hook ....

.... outside lane - doing approximately 80mph with a Honda civic directly in front of me (a matter of feet) all the way up the hill .....

And as we get to the top - there's the BiB - 2 of them - parked up in the bushes with a fully marked range rover and a camera on a tripod.

I honestly expected to get pulled for dangerous driving/no consideration - but as I drove past (still a few feet behind the Honda) they were both peering into the camera.

Bugger. I'm expecting a nice little notice in the post in the next few weeks. The only thing is if they got my numberplate. I was that close to the Honda in front I'm not sure if they would have done.

Oh well - wait and see. Looks like I'll go for that Snooper now (and laserjammer too?)

And yes - I know - stable door, bolted ....

FCEK.

K



What a daft post and stupid thing to do. Tailgating at whatever speed is not big or cleaver but just stupid.

dazren

22,612 posts

228 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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zetec said: "What is the threshold that you are told to put into the device where tickets are then issued."

Reply "10% plus 4mph, which takes it to 48mph for a ticket"

This was written by Madcop in an earlier thread, 70 mph = 81 mph

This is where I got my info from, it may differ though from force to force!

This varies by region.

DAZ

llamekcuf

545 posts

221 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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Guideline is 10% + 2 isnt it?

RichardR

2,854 posts

235 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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mickrw said:For the rest of the time it's an epic bit of road!!!!
Shame they've buggered around with all those stupid single carriageway bits between Hook and Hartley Wintney!

8ball

91 posts

228 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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dazren said:

zetec said: "What is the threshold that you are told to put into the device where tickets are then issued."

Reply "10% plus 4mph, which takes it to 48mph for a ticket"

This was written by Madcop in an earlier thread, 70 mph = 81 mph

This is where I got my info from, it may differ though from force to force!

This varies by region.

DAZ





And that was MadCop quoting somebody else. See here for the full details

www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=42445&f=10&h=0

Nightmare

5,026 posts

251 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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yertis said: I've had a clean license for all of four months and now I've just got another NIP today. After an initial period of anger I actually don't give a shit anymore. I'm getting my camera-locating device, and I shall cease to support the Police in any way. In the last year my entire family have received points - even my 69 year old numpty mother - so they all feel that the Police regard them as criminals. Surprise my folks - they now regard the Police in the same manner as criminals do.


I sympathise to an extent, but if your entire family now hates the police then they obviously have little or no understanding of who actually makes 'LAW' in this country...Was your "69 year old numpty mum" NOT speeding then?

dazren

22,612 posts

228 months

Thursday 5th June 2003
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I would imagine Yertis and his family hold the government in equal contempt to the senior police officers who decide which laws (including the stupid ones) they choose to enforce to the letter.

DAZ