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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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Speeding workshop catchphrase of the day
I had to sit through one of these for getting caught going 37 in a 30 zone.

Old geezer on constant repeat about speed limits.

'Remember it's a limit. Not a target'
(in an Partridge voice)
(, Wed 28 Apr 2010, 23:56, 9 replies)
37 in a 30? Pansy.
I got nicked doing 48 in a 30. Only got 3 points for it, too.*

*It was midnight, I was on a motorcycle, and got up to 48 while overtaking a car on a dual-carriageway (yes, a dual-carriageway with a 30 limit). I'd slowed back down to 30 before the copper hidden in the bushes jumped out in front of me brandishing his laser gizmo and ordering me to pull over for a bollocking. I didn't give the copper any grief, so he rewarded me with a fixed penalty instead of a day in court.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 0:02, closed)
got 4 for the same thing. Although I did go to court and argue my case.

My argument being that I was taking a pregnant woman to hospital - she did give birth 2 hours later! However, they simply scoffed at the idea, so I argued that if an officer of the law thought it was putting people in danger, then instead of simply taking my photograph, he should have stopped me - public safety being part of his remit - and by not doing so was complicit and perhaps even aided me in the crime. They didn't go much on the second argument either, and gave me 4 points.

I still maintain that I was right. If I'd gone on to run a kid down or similar, then the copper, having seen me break the law and doing nothing about it apart from taking my photograph, is surely as much to blame through dereliction of duty.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 7:39, closed)
Speeding Workshop?
Did you HAVE to go?
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 7:25, closed)
Some cunt had blocked her in with a dustcart meaning she had to floor it in order to get to the school five hundred yards away to pick Jacob up from school.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 7:48, closed)
'Remember it's a limit. Not a target'
My mum has been telling me that from the first day she travelled with me on L plates over twenty years ago. How I cringed when she said it to one of my friends.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 8:15, closed)
I think that's all wrong
If you're caught doing less than 10mph over the limit, then you sometimes get the chance to go to the workshop instead of getting points.

But the only time I've been caught is for doing 80mph on a dual carriageway. Just 10mph over the limit. That'll be £60 please sir. Oh, and here's three points to put on your licence.

But the thing is, I reckon it's probably more dangerous to do 39mph in a 30 zone (assuming it's a justifiable limit) than it is to do 80mph on a DC. But the former would get off with it by going to a workshop.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 8:26, closed)
This whole thread has more whine in it than Thresher's.
Don't like getting caught speeding?
Slow down then, premature ejaculation drivers.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 8:44, closed)
They can
stuff it up their arse. I'd rather have the points than some patronising propaganda shoved down my throat.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 10:18, closed)
It is a target really, don't exceed it sure, but you should be moving close or on it. It keeps traffic flowing and prevents traffic jams.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 10:18, closed)

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