Tossers beware - local journalism at its finest.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Drago, 10 Oct 2018.

  1. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
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  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Not to far behind that already. All that's required now is for parking enforcement officers to start handing the fines out.
     
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  3. OP
    OP
    Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
    I'm glad they're there to help us!

    A third of people (33%) do not know that the registered keeper of a vehicle can now be fined if someone in their car or van throws rubbish out of it.

    Maybe it was just a throw-away statement! :headshake:
     
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  5. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

    Location:
    Surrey Hills
    The message is really enhanced by expressing the fraction as a roughly equivalent percentage.
     
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  6. £120 for a cig end or £250 for a full truck full of cig ends if you are fly tipping. Surely it should be calculated per cig end ?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    The keeper can't be fined. They can be issued a penalty. It's actually unlawful for any issuing authority to refer to any type of FPN as a fine, though many do.
     
  8. Gary E

    Gary E Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Yep, I like your thinking - £120 per item!
     
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  9. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Location:
    Richmond ,Surrey
    What is an FPN ?
     
  10. furball

    furball Veteran

    Fixed Penalty Notice
     
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  11. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    What's the difference?
     
  12. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Location:
    Richmond ,Surrey
    Well i never ! , ive had loads of them , but just took them as being a fine ,
     
  13. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    One is an official thing you have pay after you've done something wrong, and the other is an official thing you have pay after you've done something wrong. It's obvious, really.
     
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  14. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    A fine can only be imposed following a conviction. A FPN represents an opportunity to avoid being taken to court (although you are free to exercise your right to contest it in court if you prefer).
     
  15. captain nemo1701

    captain nemo1701 Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.

    Location:
    Bristol
    I was once cycling along in a cycle lane alongside a long traffic jam. Up ahead, some t***er casually chucked a burger wrapper out of the passenger side into the cycle lane and the cars moved along a bit. I picked it up, carried along until I got to the offending car and saw…luckily…the bloke had his window down. Astonishment is the word I’d use to describe the look on his face when I casually threw it into his lap and remarked ‘your litter, sir’...:okay:.

    Littering can also be dangerous. A while back I just hit the B2B railway path, went under a bridge and some moron threw a can of Monster energy drink out of a passing vehicle, landing on the path just a few seconds after I emerged from under the bridge. It would have caused a crash if it’d hit me on my head.
     
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