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Blackbird
Posted on: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 - 17:12


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The woman was talking on radio 5 on friday couldn't draw cameras into her argument apart from saying that they slow traffic.
I know the road involved in her sons death very well. It now as a 40 limit and the accident was estimated to be at 85mph. The road is twisty and one long hill. When the limit was NSL, I could grind the pegs on a couple of the bends at 60 so the result of 85 is obvious.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 - 11:29


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Surely there has to be an offence of calling yourself
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'Manc Sinatra'
followed by suitable punishment.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 - 20:52


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OK I worded that wrongly, as a life long motorcyclist I've met many disabled riders and I've even fought cases through these boards for a couple of disabled riders. I'm the last person to think that because you are disabled you shouldn't ride!
To explain
At the time of the discussions I could not sit down (hadn't for 5 months!) and could only walk by dragging one leg behind me. Since I am self employed I needed to prove to the tax man that I hadn't been working and not declaring for such a long period hence my discussions with officialdom - their view was that I couldn't work, the doctors (at my insistance) said I could so that I could renew my security clearances. The 'offer' of a disabled badge would have put me on disablement benefit .................. I don't do that sort of thing, I picked up a contract 200 miles away from home 2 days later.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 - 21:18


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Can't say I've seen this happen before.
Story here.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 - 13:24


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QUOTE (Ocelot @ Mon, 1 Feb 2010 - 12:55) *
Often I see someone park in the disabled bays at my local Morissions, with a blue badge displayed, and then they get out and walk quicker than I do to the trollies (doing cartwheels on the way). I suspect they are borrowing a disabled person's car, but there doesn't seem to be a rule against this.
I was offered (firmly told to accept) a disabled badge due to my injured back some years ago ............. I accepted and then insisted that they had to provide a tamperproof holder so that I could fit it to my motorcycle. "If you can ride a motorcycle you can't be disabled" ..... "my point entirely" I responded "but you are insisting that I have one."
I had the distinct feeling that I was being used to fulfill a 'required quota' for some meaningless set of government statistics.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 - 11:53


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Think we have cleared that one up biggrin.gif
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Blackbird
Posted on: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 - 10:50


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The point I am making (and taking to its extreme limit on purpose) is that by riding at 60mph when at the front of a ride out inevitably leads to speeding at the rear, it cannot be avoided.
This was demonstrated to me when I rode with 3 police riders when out gaining some advanced training. The advice given was to ride at the front slower than perhaps I might if on my own in order to allow for this effect at the rear of the group.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 - 07:16


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as per nigel_bytes post I have to disagree with you Andy.
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I'm pretty sure that that can't be stretched to making other riders in a group guilty of one rider's motoring offences.
there have been other cases where as you suggested
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it sounds like that court believed that he was travelling faster than they were able to prove
so the highest recorded speed has been given to all. That may be easier to accept if say three or four riders were closely grouped together but some rideouts stretch for a mile or so!
The point I was making (and will stand by) is that sticking to the limit could be interpreted as an 'aggravating factor' since it forces tail end charlie to speed if he is to remain with the group.

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Blackbird
Posted on: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 - 13:29


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I think everybody who has ridden groups knows that if all are of a similar ability riding at the back is hardest (read needing to catch up) therefore if you ride dead on the limit at the front then the rider at the back will need to occasionally speed in order to keep up...... much like the traffic on motorways coming to a halt even when there is no blockage. This all results from braking and accelerating.
So with that knowledge you could be deemed to have goaded 'tail end charlie' into breaking the limit by simply sticking to the limit at the front!

Yes it stinks, but so does (IMHO) a lot of traffic law!
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Blackbird
Posted on: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 - 13:14


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QUOTE (Darren Griffin)
I'm a biker and IaM member and quite how it can be seen as fair to lay blame at the lead rider in this case is beyond me.


I think that the key to this dates back a couple of hundred years and the principle (still current) of 'Joint Enterprise', namely if it can be shown that 'you' were acting as part of a group you are responsible for the actions of part of the group.

This has been used against gang members where a murder conviction has been obtained against all present not only the person who used the weapon.

In future there will be many group rides where nobody noticed any other riders around let alone knowing any of them rolleyes.gif
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Blackbird
Posted on: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 - 07:18


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Theresa Villiers, the shadow transport secretary, said the Conservatives had “no plans” to back Rothschild’s proposals: “Rothschilds, like many other banks and consultancies, have approached me and my team on a range of ideas for our transport network, including their ideas for our road infrastructure, but we are not working on any proposals for privatisation of the strategic road network and have no plans to do so.”
not that appraoching her would be difficult since George Osborne (the shadow chancellor) and Oliver Letwin (another Tory 'top dog') both have part time jobs with Rothschilds!
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Blackbird
Posted on: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 - 08:24


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Thanks spanner345 oh I do like prases such as "Reasonably practical" biggrin.gif
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Blackbird
Posted on: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 - 14:56


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QUOTE (spanner345 @ Fri, 9 Oct 2009 - 08:59) *
Bike plates 15 metres
As far as I know there is no requirement for the plate to be displayed vertically (but open to be proved wrong), one of my dirt bikes had a plate that was bolted to the rear mudguard and was not far short of horizontal. To read it you needed to be over seven and a half feet tall. I still got a pass certificate!
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Blackbird
Posted on: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 - 07:28


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I guess the SCPs must be losing money now with fewer people to penalise and those that are on the roads are driving slower to conserve fuel.
not true, the SCPs no longer'profit' directly from nabbing more and more people, they are centrally funded so it is business as usual.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 - 07:07


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Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman has said she is co-operating with police over allegations that she left the scene of a minor car accident.

Remember this?
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Blackbird
Posted on: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 - 05:49


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The changes have been introduced partly because hundreds of cyclists were found to be regularly flouting the rules of roads.
thats a new one, I've noticed that the odd motorist breaks the speed limit, if we all regularly flouted the rules do you think they would change the rules to our advantage?
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Blackbird
Posted on: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 - 20:01


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QUOTE (andy_foster @ Wed, 23 Sep 2009 - 14:16) *
She needed a mid range fine in order to have any chance off keeping her job.
Too low and she'd be seen to have abused her position. Too high and it would appear more serious.
Too true and I have noted that it is now said the AG 'took measures to see the documents' which is a change from the previous position of having seen the documents and just forgotten to hit the photocopier.
Another point sound slightly strange, everybody says that tax and NI were paid. In spite of the housekeeper having an out of date NI number from when she was a student, if this was used in an attempt to pay tax it should have been flagged up as invalid. This is a common occurance but not in this case it appears. In fact there is no way (or should be no way) that tax can be paid in these circumstances.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 - 12:44


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I note the border agency fail to say exactly what we are supposed to check before employing somebody
in the AGs case a check of the passport (and any work permits if offered) should have been enough. The employer then has to copy the documents and retain. If it later transpires that the documents are good attempts but forged the employer is 'in the clear'.
In the AGs case she said she examined the passport but didn't take the copy (trust me I'm a politician) therefore she fell foul of the law.

What is perhaps of interest is that the penalty handed out was 'mid range' which suggests that the "I did everything correctly but forgot the photocopying" line that has been dished out to the media was not the entire story, since these penalties are not means related.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 - 08:06


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Lets ban horses.
Horses are expensive lifestyle accessories.
Not only are they fed food that has consumed energy and contributed CO2 to 'global warming' in its making.
They 'emit gasses' which contribute to greenhouse gasses.
Tamsin and her ilk drive to the stables once or twice a day to 'groom' and tend their horses .... contributing more CO2.
Blacksmiths use large amounts of energy to make the horse shoes ......... contributing more CO2.
The horses are then ridden on roads causing the traffic to slow and accelerate .......... causing more CO2.
The horses are towed around the country in order to 'show' them .................... causing more CO2.

Ban Horses they are the cause of Global Warming


QUOTE (michael gibson)
Criminal fertilising perhaps?
I believe that is rape and we certainly don't want to go there! icon_hang.gif
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Blackbird
Posted on: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 - 12:44


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QUOTE (cshm37)
.......if you knew how much better we are at driving than most.....
thanks for that, I now need a new keyboard due to coffee/key interface laugh.gif
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Blackbird
Posted on: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 - 16:50


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QUOTE (PRg @ Mon, 7 Sep 2009 - 12:55) *
That was it, I had no clue what to do at all, it was crazy

Great fun on a bike, near death 'highs' at legal speeds biggrin.gif I just love riding in France.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 - 07:41


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Much as I hate to publish propoganda from Wilts scammers, if you were nabbed in Wiltshire (as is very common on the M4) have a look here for some of the more outstanding punishments recently handed out.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 - 08:19


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6 months applies to the laying of the information, the summons can arrive some time later! I've seen a couple of months in one case.
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Blackbird
Posted on: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 - 18:04


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QUOTE ( taxpayers overhead)
920 young people had signed up for the course
slap me down, but if a 'catching a bus' certificate is going to enhance your life, I question the ability of the person to read what they are signing up for let alone signing the form!

So what is the 'stage 2'? Catching a train to another town/city?
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Blackbird
Posted on: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 - 11:18


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Since we are all urged to use public transport, training in its use is obviously the next big step forwards .............. but wait, you can already get 'certificated' as one lucky 15 year old has found out.
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