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Fredd
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QUOTE (Neil B @ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 - 13:45) *
QUOTE (Mad Mick V @ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 - 13:02) *
So let's see some proper enhanced shots.


Best I could do.

How is that an enhancement? Below is the original!
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Enlarging the relevant portion a bit, I'd say that bears quite a resemblance to the OP's own picture from outside that window:
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Posted on: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 23:23


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Fine, but what are their effective tax rates? I wouldn't mind paying £1m in tax if my income was £10m, whereas there might be 200 people earning £25k paying the same amount in total but rather unhappy to be paying at twice the rate.
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Posted on: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 22:26


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QUOTE (cp8759 @ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 23:17) *
You could argue that our income tax and welfare system discriminates against the rich and in favour of the poor

You could, but...

In any case, the rich move their income and assets offshore. For example there's a reason so many F1 drivers are domiciled in Monaco, and it doesn't have much to do with a love of extremely cramped streets.
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Posted on: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 22:06


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QUOTE (Charlie1010 @ Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 21:46) *
Was the cyclist on the phone?

Now there you go, trying to drag the thread back to the original case. The Lycra Tendency aren't going to thank you for that...
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Posted on: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 12:06


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When people actually ask for help (rather than violating the forum Terms of Use by creating a second account) this almost always turns out to be because the member is trying to log in using their display name, rather than their login username.
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Posted on: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 09:09


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QUOTE (stamfordman @ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 09:42) *
By the way, here's a view from the other end - we can see it's a fair way to the bridge:

It's a lot easier to use Google Maps 2D view rather than Streetview for this kind of assessment; it's 53m from the Gipsy Road junction markings to the bridge, 75m to the give way line the other side of the brifge.
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Posted on: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 - 17:45


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That link doesn't go to any particular PCN or video, so right now nobody's going to be able to give you any advice at all. Other than that outrage at the unfairness of it all doesn't constitute grounds to get a PCN cancelled.
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Posted on: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 14:23


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This has already been explained to you, earlier today in fact. There's no point in just reiterating the same questions in the hope of hearing the answer you want; if you think you know better then that's entirely up to uou, but going round in circles like this is just a waste of your time and everyone else's.
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Posted on: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 09:22


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So you're going to rely on a snippet from an evidence pack FAQ put together by a back-office drone who can't even get right that it's Type Approval they're talking about, and which doesn't say that the Type Approval conditions prohibit the kind of use you're talking about anyway? You need to provide some evidence from a primary document, like the actual Type Approval text, to convince anyone of your interpretation.
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 18:34


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QUOTE (baroudeur @ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 17:16) *
If only we had turn left on red in the UK or all round flashing amber traffic signals outside normal hours many junctions would be less congested.

With all our pedestrians (most of them looking at their phones), and the likelihood that our drivers would regard flashing amber as meaning "go for it!", our junctions would probably be very congested - mainly with emergency service vehicles.
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 18:29


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QUOTE (driverd @ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 17:44) *
The statement surrounding non enforcement when no speed limit is displayed as a HOTA condition has been taken verbatim from the enforcement authorities own correspondence.

Again, it doesn't say that.

QUOTE (NewJudge @ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 18:06) *
3. You are considering challenging the charge on the basis that:

(a) the lower limit may have been incorrectly applied. If this argument succeeds you will then go on to argue that
(b) since the camera was used to monitor at the NSL it cannot be relied upon because that was in breach of its “type approval”. So (you will argue) the prosecution has no reliable evidence to prove your speed.

I genuinely wish you luck. Personally I believe you will fail at 3(a).

From my reading of the Type Approval conditions, he'd fail at 3(b) as well.
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 15:08


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It doesn't even have to be an NSL sign for the camera to enforce the NSL limit - as long as the cameras recorded that the signs displayed were correct, ie an NSL sign followed by blank signs, then I can't see anything in the Type Approval requirements that would preclude enforcing the NSL at a gantry with a blank sign.

The only Type Approval requirement I can see that might be helpful (or not) is that the cameras have to record the signs when the limit changes, as well as at the time of the alleged offence. If that's what they mean by the "logs" they've lost then they might have some difficulty showing that the signed limits were correct, and that the "grace period" had been observed. That's a fair few "ifs".
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 14:27


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Well it would certainly give them some time, and space to stop in, should they happen to wonder what the flashing blue lights and screeching sounds were all about. My point was that you're selectively quoting to try to sensationalise your anti-police pursuit case, when you should be able to make it simply on the basis of what's been reported as happening.
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 14:22


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Flame Pit, people...
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 13:42


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Have a guess. The lack of people using this jape might give you a clue...
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 12:01


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It does say they don't enforce when no speed limit is displayed, but it doesn't actually say that not enforcing the NSL is a condition of Type Approval.
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 11:56


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QUOTE (DancingDad @ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 12:30) *
Who is where on the electoral rolls ?


QUOTE (rosturra @ Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 23:41) *
My wife works in Portsmouth, and lives and votes in Hampshire. I work in London and live and vote in Greenwich.
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 11:39


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QUOTE (driverd @ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 12:27) *
On the camera evidence pack i received from the enforcement unit it includes a letter which explicilty states that the cameras do not enforce when the variable speed limit are not in operation which is a condition of the type approval for the device.

Are you sure that's what it says? Because I can't see any reference to that in the Speedmeter Handbook, and in fact it explicitly refers to enforcing the national speed limit when no variable limit is displayed.
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Posted on: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 09:06


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QUOTE (typefish @ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 09:36) *
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/new...e-boss-16911796

To revise my point, just why is it acceptable for 130mph+ police pursuits to happen in residential areas?

Why over-egg it? The 130mph was on a wide straight road with a bus lane either side, at 3am.
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Prosecuting Miss Gwen Henshaw, said: "There appeared to be four men in the Golf and the car accelerated away from the police vehicle hitting speeds of up 95 mph in a 30mph residential area.

"He passed through a junction and a red light and continued on Wellington Road North hitting at least 120mph and a further red light was crossed at speeds of about 80mph.
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Posted on: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 21:26


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The reason it struck me as unreasonable is that they're disadvantaging drivers who are unable to use an app or mobile phone if they pay with cash for one parking period, while being quite happy to accept cash as an alternative payment method for other parking periods in the exact same location.
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Posted on: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 18:51


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QUOTE (The Rookie @ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 18:01) *
The problem is that the cost of making it work and then trying to enforce it would achieve more results elsewhere, like having more patrols to catch people using a phone while driving.

Jeez - have I said otherwise? You now seem to have changed to furiously agreeing that it's a cost/proportionality issue, rather than a practicality one.
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Posted on: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 14:35


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QUOTE (trubster @ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 14:53) *
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Is the penalty for mobile phones too harsh?


No, you still see plenty of people on the phone while driving, the penalty isn't too harsh as it's not serving as a deterrent to those who can't put their phone down or afford a hands free kit!

Increasing the penalty without providing the resources to actually enforce the law is just political posturing. Compare with the Daily Fail outrage about the number of 3-pointers being handed out for the arguably far more dangerous practice of ignoring motorway lane closures; the difference being that there's effective enforcement by camera, so no pressure to be seen to be doing something by tinkering with penalties.
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Posted on: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 11:59


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QUOTE (Mat_Shamus @ Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 11:12) *
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Cost aside, I don't really understand the visceral opposition of the Lycra tendency to the very idea of displaying identifying marks.


If you read the full thread there are quite a few examples but i'll ask again the ones that aren't related to cost.

All bicycles, or just adult ones?
What is the cut off age?
For all bicycles, or only ones used on the roads?
Where to put the registration marks on bicycles that have full suspension and dropper seat posts (nothing facing the rear is static except the tyre)?
Is the registration tied to the bike, or just the frame?
How to tie the registration to a bike that that has no other identifying marks?

I've read it, but didn't bother replying to the more daft objections, like those. However, off the top of my head:

Make it all bicycles over a certain size.
Pick an age like 16, responsible adult has to register for younger kids.
You've already got to have rear-facing reflectors, you'd be mad not to have a light, so clearly it is possible to have fixed parts. For the miniscule number of bikes where it wasn't immediately possible you'd just have to modify the bike - we don't accept "it's too difficult as it conflicts with my preferred aesthetic" excuses for other classes of vehicles, do we?
How ever do we resolve that conundrum for other classes of vehicle?
Apply identifying marks - at the risk of repeating myself, we manage the same problem for other classes of vehicle.

I'm not saying that this would necessarily be a sensible or proportionate policy, but it wouldn't be as difficult as some people like to make out.
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Posted on: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - 12:46


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QUOTE (The Rookie @ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - 13:25) *
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It might also help the Police to catch the criminals who go around on bikes, stealing and terrorising other innocent people.

Because it helps with mopeds?

Well, we accept it works with cars - or perhaps we should scrap plates on those as well?

Cost aside, I don't really understand the visceral opposition of the Lycra tendency to the very idea of displaying identifying marks. There could even be an argument that bicycles being identifiable would reduce the "them and us" antagonism between cyclists and motorists, as they'd be seen as being equally accountable for their conduct.
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Posted on: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 - 21:43


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QUOTE (david76 @ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 - 20:09) *
However, I strongly feel that this ticket is completely unjustified

You were apparently parked in contravention of the waiting restrictions, so why was the ticket unjustified?

You may have a technical defence if the paperwork is incorrect, or you may be able to blag a cancellation of the PCN on the basis of the saintliness of your occupation, in which case good luck to you. But issuing the ticket does seem to have been justified.
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