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beendone
Are the police allowed to park in a bus stop and set up equipment on a tripod forcing any buses to stop in the main road?

I should point out that if the last bus should have passed the stop more than a hour before.
Dr-Cmos
Unfortunately the police are not forced to adhere to parking laws etc when setting speed traps.
Bluedart
QUOTE (Dr-Cmos @ Fri, 11 Aug 2006 - 12:57) *
Unfortunately the police are not forced to adhere to parking laws etc when setting speed traps.

Why?
Dr-Cmos
Good question. One rule for us, another for them. Cases like these have been frequently mentioned in the media and on these forums. The tickets always stand.

Only thing I've found so far explaining why is this:

http://www.eastriding.gov.uk/az/face_faq3_...amp;p_sr=SPEC52

Flimsy at best.......
beendone
Thanks for the replies.

No doubt it is deemed not relevant but the bus stop is about 100-150m from 60mph section of road coming round a corner and up a hill. Anyone approaching from that direction would not expect to find someone on the wrong side of the road passing a bus.

A bus parked in the road at this point would be a major hazard on a busy road.
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