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Bring me the worlds smallest violin

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chuffy, 1 Sep 2007.

  1. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Seems to be a fair punishment to me, do they still make the radar alarms for cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    The perfect defence :ohmy:

    "Oooh, I don't know officer. I've never seen that before!"
     
  4. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I dunno. When I first saw the thread title I took it literally, thought we were on the topic of baby Stradivariuses or what, until I clicked the link...:ohmy::biggrin:

    Visible cameras.... hidden cameras ... camera detectors .... camera zappers (?) the debate goes on and on. I've just plotted out a route across France from the viaMichelin website (driving down there next month). The printed route 'helpfully' shows me where all the cameras are. And what speed they're set to.

    To my mind, and I know I've said this before, there's only one speed camera warning that matters. That's a series of highly visible road signs: red circles with black numbers painted in them.

    And there's one surefire way of 'beating the cameras'. It involves looking at a little needle pointing to a set of figures on the car fascia. :biggrin:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Don't get me started on those in-car GPS systems that tell you how fast you can go past the camera without triggering it....:ohmy:
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Ah, but looking at the dashboard display is a dangerous distraction according to some.
     
  7. gkerr4

    gkerr4 New Member

    Location:
    Blackpool
    hmm - he was a dick to be ignoring a 40zone - but £5000 and a year ban - seems a bit harsh to me to be honest.
     
  8. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    I've a feeling if he never pleaded bullsh*t, he'd have got a lighter sentence.
     
  9. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    If he's been close to losing his licence for various offences then he's obviously not learnt his lesson. I feel that the punishment is justice.
    Perhaps it'll make him more aware when he gets on the road again.....
     
  10. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    He'd already got nine points on his licence.
     
  11. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I had 6 points before 3 one month and then another 3 about 3 months later. I learnt my lesson. Got them wiped off and am staying a sensible driver.