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glasgow_bhoy
Posted on: Sun, 8 Apr 2018 - 09:40


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QUOTE (Redivi @ Sat, 7 Apr 2018 - 08:43) *
I failed to read that it was a car park

The Cambridge article concerned parking on a double yellow line

Its on-street parking...
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Posted on: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 - 21:31


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I've been doing the M6/M5 twice a month since the new year, and in that time I think I've seen one marked police car (other than at the scenes of accidents).

Plenty of the HATO's, and they never seem to be doing anything useful. So I wouldn't mind if they had to work for their money by assisting with HGV enforcement (like weights, taco offences) as they are pretty black and white. What I wouldn't be comfortable with is any kind of 'mass enforcement' such as speeding, phone use, insurance, dd etc.

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Posted on: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 - 21:26


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https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish...ts-now-12301109

The Record have run an article claiming that its cheaper to get a £30 parking ticket in Edinburgh than it is to pay the £33.60 it would cost to park for the full day (charging takes place 0800-1800) in parts of the city centre.

Now, ignoring the fact that you can only park for 3 hours anyway, wouldn't they just have more of an incentive to tow you if you leave the car without a ticket all day? And then definitely tow you if you have not paid and your in a 3 hour zone and they stand to lose so much revenue?

Whats the reason they don't up the penalty too?

This is another reason not to go to that God forsaken city anyway, but the ridiculousness of it is just hillarious. They even have a councillor saying people would be selfish to go for the fine rather than pay the hourly rate. I think shes on another planet, as I think its quite selfish of the council to continue with their elitist policy where those who can afford it can drive in the city, but those on lower wages and whatnot aren't allowed as it costs more than half the minimum wage per hour.
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Posted on: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 22:10


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In England, I understand one police officer with a camera is all that is needed when your being done with speeding.

In Scotland, my understanding is that police patrol in pairs, and part of the reason for this is corroboration. When I see a manned speed trap, there are always two officers and a speed gun.

With that in mind, and specifically in Scotland, why are speed camera vans and bikes single crewed? Surely if it takes two police plus a camera to satisfy corroboration requirements, it should take two staff in each camera vehicle?

I'm clearly missing something- but what?
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Posted on: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 22:01


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QUOTE (The Rookie @ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 15:24) *
Its not obscured, just dirty....... (but yes it would be illegal).

Unless you do what I stupidly did recently and drove a car with showplates stuck over the reg plate into a private car park... I couldn't understand why the car reg couldn't be found on the pay machine when I was going back to my car!

Fortunately I think I drove less than half a mile without legally displaying the cars real plates rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 21:55


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QUOTE (DastardlyDick @ Sat, 10 Mar 2018 - 22:25) *
QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Sat, 10 Mar 2018 - 02:28) *
I'd ban the things from existance if I could, and would fully support a ban on their use in cars.

I actually don't mind the smell of cigarettes, but at least smokers generally have the good grace to not smoke around me routinely. I've got colleagues who routinely use them in the car with me in the passenger seat or worse, in the office blowing the vapour in whatever direction they feel funny because 'its a skittles vapour this week'.

Even in the pub- ban smoking, but waiting at the bar theres a knobend standing by me 'vaping' because he thinks it looks good with his light-up LED wankbox digital vapourstick. The sooner the government finds a way to prove they are as bad as or worse than normal fags, the better.


Surely it's up to your employers to simply ban vaping in the office?
The pub can doo the same just add "including e-cigarettes" to the no smoking signs.

They are banned in the office and in any cars, but I'm not a grass.

My local will never ban them... they still resent the smoking ban 10 years on.
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Posted on: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 21:51


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Unless the route continued to the right (i.e it was an A road dual and the main route was to the right) which was signed and marked as such, I don't see how this could be the fault of anyone other than the yellow motor.
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Posted on: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 - 02:28


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I'd ban the things from existance if I could, and would fully support a ban on their use in cars.

I actually don't mind the smell of cigarettes, but at least smokers generally have the good grace to not smoke around me routinely. I've got colleagues who routinely use them in the car with me in the passenger seat or worse, in the office blowing the vapour in whatever direction they feel funny because 'its a skittles vapour this week'.

Even in the pub- ban smoking, but waiting at the bar theres a knobend standing by me 'vaping' because he thinks it looks good with his light-up LED wankbox digital vapourstick. The sooner the government finds a way to prove they are as bad as or worse than normal fags, the better.
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Posted on: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 - 08:13


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QUOTE (Korting @ Tue, 6 Mar 2018 - 00:52) *
Chris Grayling has used some common sense for once.

I looked up parking fines in both Paris and Berlin, they are no more than around €35 - €45.

We are being totally ripped off in the UK

Try Budapest... when I was there around 2 years ago, I'm sure the parking fines were in the region of £5-6.

Granted, income is far lower there, but their congestion issue was every bit as bad as most other capital cities I've been in.
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Posted on: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 - 08:06


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QUOTE (facade @ Thu, 8 Mar 2018 - 17:46) *
If people are putting notices on your car, don't park there wink.gif

A colleagues wife tried ignoring the polite notes, and he had to go to her car that night with a set of valve cores and a pump so they could get it home again.

+1 wound up locals can cause a lot of hastle.

In my car park, we just block people in who ignore the residents parking signage (although ours is real- its a privately owned courtyard). Or one neighbour did surround one car with wheelie bins, which I'd imagine were at risk of blowing over.
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Posted on: Sat, 3 Mar 2018 - 15:27


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Fantastic driving IMO. No need for people to criticise her speed- no accidents occurred and I highly doubt she was going quickly given the weather that day!
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Posted on: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 - 15:57


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QUOTE (DancingDad @ Thu, 1 Mar 2018 - 12:44) *
QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Thu, 1 Mar 2018 - 12:20) *
This snow wouldn't be half as much trouble if they would ban BMW's in this weather. ...........


It is not only BMWs.....
It seems to be that many drivers think that the right way to drive on snow and ice is with foot flat to floor and wheels spinning.
Don't think any have a clue about using 2nd or third gear.


Its genuinely only BMW's here. It seems to be that they can't deal with any kind of incline.

Today I've seen more Scoobys and Defenders than I even knew existed.
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Posted on: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 - 12:20


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This snow wouldn't be half as much trouble if they would ban BMW's in this weather. I don't care how many BMW drivers tell me 'its the driver not the car' or 'you can't tar everyone with the same brush'- the fact is, my 20 minute commute took nearly 2 hours yesterday morning, and the only things getting stuck were lorries (which are totally necessary) and BMW's- I counted 6 which caused me trouble going to work.

My 20 minute commute coming home was just under 5 hours. One of the closed roads I was stuck on had a 3 series stranded on it...

This morning I'm 'working from home' (I've no intention wasting a day in the car, and my unwatched recordings on the TV are beginning to mount up), and noticed that the only person who tried to move in my street was my neighbour in his 330 coupe. He went round in a circle for 40 minutes and then left it stranded over the pavement. Utter buffoonery at its finest.

If I wasn't such a good citizen, I'd call myself Robin Hood and go and slash the tyres of every BMW every time it snows to avoid them trying to move and upset my day.
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Posted on: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 - 21:01


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Have you tried driving a Zoe with two people in it never mind 6??

Worse actually- you need to try a Twizzy if you want a rear hair raising experience.
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Posted on: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 22:42


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I feel your pain... lost a beautiful pair of Calvin Clein suede brogues to a pothole a few weeks ago (ripped the side open).

But this does sound like your on the windup suggesting the council can be claimed against.
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Posted on: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 22:53


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QUOTE (spanner345 @ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 09:24) *
QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 10:54) *
Why would you go to Scarbourough its a bit sh.......t

https://oliversmountracing.com/

I'd have gave you that one if it wasn't still about 60 days to the event!
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Posted on: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 22:52


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QUOTE (Redivi @ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 22:47) *
According to reports she doesn't even have a car

Often the worst for the 'don't park infront of my house' mentality.
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Posted on: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 11:09


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To be fair, I noticed a few strange things in Newcastle a few weeks back.

We were sat having dinner and drinks across the road from here and saw this lane. At least three cars turned as if they were going to drive down it- I'm guessing the bollards have been hit a couple of times.

https://goo.gl/maps/nqgikxxi3jx

Off topic, but after dinner we had an altercation with a taxi driver who decided an address (only a mile from the city centre) wasn't in his sat-nav and therefore we must be giving him the wrong address. It ended with us out the taxi over half a mile from where we were going. Wrong turns, aggressive driving, a motor which had trim coming loose as he powered through potholes and an attitude which didn't bode well with us- I'm glad I've got the patience of a saint- he asked me if I had a problem several times and even when I told him my problem he just asked again! Cost us £3 more than a taxi the night before which did the journey no problem too...
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Posted on: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 10:54


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Why would you go to Scarbourough its a bit sh.......t
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Posted on: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 13:00


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I don't think anyone would expect someone to reverse where those poles are tbh- it looks like there are better places to turn around in that street.
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Posted on: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 20:45


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QUOTE (DancingDad @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 14:03) *
QUOTE (StuartBu @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 13:58) *
..........A neighbour of mine I was speaking to a couple of days ago had a tyre ruined by a Pothole and put in a claim to Glasgow CC and it was paid with no ifs or buts .


IIRC Glasgow Boy had a vastly different experience with Glasgow... not sure if he ever got paid.

My bad luck was with West Dunbartonshire. And I got nowhere. The aggravation over £2/300 just isn't worth it IMO.

QUOTE (StuartBu @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 15:19) *
QUOTE (DancingDad @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 14:03) *
QUOTE (StuartBu @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 13:58) *
..........A neighbour of mine I was speaking to a couple of days ago had a tyre ruined by a Pothole and put in a claim to Glasgow CC and it was paid with no ifs or buts .


IIRC Glasgow Boy had a vastly different experience with Glasgow... not sure if he ever got paid.


Sounds like par for the course for GB given his bad luck with all things motoring ..lol.....He's been very quiet for a while .

I've cut my personal/commuting mileage to less than a third of what it was, and pretty much all my driving is A road dual carrigeway or motorway now. It seems to have done wonders for me, other than a rear ender last year.
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Posted on: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 21:44


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QUOTE (ViroBono @ Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 20:58) *
I think his cutting of the clamp was more likely due to the sort of frustration most of us would feel in that situation, and nothing to do with his politics.

I don't disagree that he was probably just frustrated, but if I was in his position the security and potential to be targeted would have been going through my mind...
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Posted on: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 21:34


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Does she stay anywhere near Glasgow, in the 22-32 age range?

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Posted on: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 17:29


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QUOTE (ViroBono @ Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 10:09) *
QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Tue, 6 Feb 2018 - 20:56) *
Total shambles. He did the right thing cutting it off IMO- if I was him, I'd have cut it off and got out of the area sharpish and used personal safety as justification. He's a member of a high profile party who aren't exactly popular with one side of society over there.

Quite disappointed in him too. Hes a member of a party who have stood up for their beliefs for years, yet he gives in and pays a wheel clamping company.



If he felt he was in danger, he could have called the PSNI, who would have arrived in less time than it took him to remove the clamp, which appears to have been legally applied. Alternatively, he almost certainly still has friends from the days when he was a PIRA terrorist who would protect him.

He could have called PSNI, but plenty of people in NI don't exactly trust public organisations like the police (hes not on their board anymore), army etc. which is more than understandable considering events in the past.
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Posted on: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 - 22:05


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I don't understand how a cyclists death has anything to do with a bus lane camera being enforced on Christmas Day.

If a cyclist cycles into a parked car and dies, I think that is natural selection playing out as it should.

Bus lanes being enforced on days where there are no busses is ludicrous at the best of times, so I hope this one gets cancelled. I seriously doubt there isn't a camera in the area which the council could use to corroborate this guys story.

Hopefully whoever at the council has made the decision to enforce this on Christmas Day is one day homeless, and hopefully nobody will show any compassion or help in any way.
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