One Flash Away From Ban

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  1. Hate to admit it but Im one of these - 3pts :sad: :sad:
    caught on a motorway -- whoops- young stupid, on a motorbike - showing off.
    But was back in 2002, so think they are gone now- and the embarrassment i felt being pulled over on the side of the road, and having everyone gawping certainly taught me a lesson :oops: :oops: :sad:

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1258126,00.html
     
  2. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    All my 6 points came from unmarked mobile cameras - both offences were identical (72 mph in a 60 limit), both occured on empty roads and resulted in totally different penalties - 3 points + 40 quid and 3 points + 160 quid; moral, don't get caught in Warwickshire!

    The points are valid for 3 years in counting towards a ban (12 points in 3 years), they remain on your licence for 4 years and you are required to disclose them to your friendly insurance company for 5 years. After that they disappear.
     
  3. Good old Government cash machines, you just cannot beat them.

    What cracks me up the most, is the fact that they have them on bits of road that are not even accident black spots, like dual carriageways and motorways ffs.

    Hate them and would like to see each and everyone of them napalmed. :)
     
  4. If you feel that there is a Camera positioned so i infringes the legal Requirements for their placement,then go to www.abd.org.uk and fill in the E form and the ABD will do the rest to have them removed.the site also has a wealth of other info for the downtrodden motorist.
     
  5. I wouldnt have thought an old man like you would have driven that fast Brigs !! :D :D ...you definetely don't run that fast ! :D
     
  6. Driver slower and within the law or use a Spanish Registered Car and Driving Licence when in the UK cos EU law has not caught up with cross border drivers yet. They can issue and send tickets but cannot enforce them.

    Nutty No Points
     
  7. Can I borrow your motor, Nutty?
    It will come in handy for the Falklands Reunion weekend in London, can I avoid parking and congestion charges too?

    Cheers
     
  8. How do you feel about the news item on BBC News 24 this morning. It went along the lines of:- If you are caught speeding a second time you are considered to be "an habitual criminal" and therefore a £15 surcharge will be added to your fine. This will help to fund the Governments plans for curbing domestic violence.

    Semper Styrenuissima.
     
  9. You get more respect as a BMW Driver:

    The other day I was cruising along as usual coming onto one of my motorways, which was very busy with inferior cars. First off, I couldn't believe that the volume of traffic DIDN'T slow down for me AT ALL as I came off the slip road! I had to squeeze into a barely big enough gap between two cars in order to get onto my motorway! (The driver of the car behind me did realise his mistake though and honked an apology to me with a long blast of his horn.)

    Unbelievably, I had to do the same again before I could get to the BMW lane. (Why do underlings use this lane? Surely everyone knows it is for BMW drivers only?) Anyway, once I was in the BMW lane and posing along at 110mph enjoying the adulation that the inferior car drivers were giving me, I noticed an inferior car ahead of me which was not only in the BMW lane of my motorway, but was driving at a ridiculous 70 mph! Naturally, I got to within a foot or so of his rear bumper and flashed my headlights to remind him he shouldn't be in the BMW lane of my motorway and to get out of my way. Of course, once he realised it was a BMW behind him, he did just that, but I could hardly believe it when he pulled straight back out behind me!

    He also tried to keep up with me and when he realised I would out-run him, he put on some blue lights in his front grill and urged me to get onto the hard shoulder so that he could congratulate me on my excellent car.

    Needless to say, I was eager to oblige and when we had stopped, the man gave me a piece of paper confirming what I already knew - that my car goes fast! Apparently he wants everyone to know what a superior car I have, so I had to take my driver's licence to a Police Station to be sent away to have some points put on! (They're not free points either - they're £20 each and I was only allowed 3). But the man at the Police Station said that because I drive a BMW, it won't be much longer before I earn the full 12 points, and then I won't even NEED a driving licence, so they will take it off me!

    See, now THAT's the sort of respect you get when you buy and drive a BMW!"
     
  10. I'll have to print that out and show it to my BMW driving boss! :lol:
     
  11. 2012 is supposed to be the year when chickens come home to roost..
    Whether it will be back dated I have no idea, but it could happen.
    Handy hint that can help:
    In lower limits such as 30 or 40 avoid, in a manual car, using 4th gear. It's easy to adjust speed through greater compression and makes you more aware of any increase in speed.
     
  12. Check out the speed camera section on gash barge if you are snapped by a mobile one. If you've been pulled over, sorry but it wont help at all.
     
  13. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Do it the Rural way, choice of arrest under PACE or into the nearest post office and buy a postal order and stamp, stick it in an envelope and post. Didn't get the points but at least they didn't get away with everything.
     

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