Dangerous speeders caught on East Lancs police cameras

Two of the worst cases of speeding were clocked on roads in East Lancashire

Two of the worst cases of speeding were clocked on roads in East Lancashire

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TWO of Britain’s worst speeding cases were recorded on main roads in Blackburn and Copster Green leading to calls for ‘irresponsible and dangerous’ drivers’ cars to be crushed.

The list of 165 worst offences from 33 police forces around Britain was released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

A motorist on the M25 hit the highest speed clocked by a speed camera in England and Wales between April 2013 and May 2014 at 149 mph. But two of the highest speeds on restricted roads were in Lancashire.

A motorist was clocked at 97 mph, almost double the 50 limit, on the A6119 Yew Tree Road between Brownhill roundabout and Preston Old Road.

Another was caught at 94mph, more than double the 40 limit, on the A59 through Copster Green near the Bay Horse pub.

Last night’s disclosure follows a traffic camera near Asda on Princess Way in Burnley trapping 825 drivers breaking the 30 mph limit between July and September last year resulting in fines totally £22,000.

The highest speed in the county was 106mph in a 40 mph zone in Skelmersdale.

Although such drivers face fines and long bans, East Lancashire Road Safety campaigners Steve Johnson and David Foster called for tougher penalties.

Former Blackburn Fire station manager Mr Johnson, who now trains under-17s to drive safely in Accrington, said: “These speeds are irresponsible and dangerous. Drivers cannot respond at these speeds on these roads. It is potentially fatal to them and other road users. Repeat offenders should have their cars seized and crushed.”

Blackburn with Darwen LibDem councillor David Foster said: “These speeds are appalling.

“They could be lethal. Drivers breaking the limit so badly should have their vehicles seized and crushed as a lesson to them and others.” Lancashire Constabulary’s road policing manager Chief Inspector Debbie Howard said: “Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ areas we are focused on tackling.

“It’s simple, the higher the speed, the higher the risk and level of injury.”

IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “If anything goes wrong at that speed, you’re unlikely to walk away and you are a grave danger to the innocent road users around you.”

“Speed limits are a limit. They are not a target to beat.”

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9:24am Wed 28 May 14

HarryBosch says...

Bring it on!!! Half a dozen crushed cars, well publicised, and we may see these irresponsible drivers sit up and take notice. Driving at double the speed limit MUST attract a minimum 6 month ban, mandatory.

And as a footnote, will LT reporters please get some local geography lessons. Yew Tree DRIVE links Brownhill to Preston NEW Road.
Bring it on!!! Half a dozen crushed cars, well publicised, and we may see these irresponsible drivers sit up and take notice. Driving at double the speed limit MUST attract a minimum 6 month ban, mandatory. And as a footnote, will LT reporters please get some local geography lessons. Yew Tree DRIVE links Brownhill to Preston NEW Road. HarryBosch
  • Score: 35

9:46am Wed 28 May 14

frank says...

yeh, high time the cars were crushed before the irresponsible drivers crush more innocent people with them.
yeh, high time the cars were crushed before the irresponsible drivers crush more innocent people with them. frank
  • Score: 24

9:50am Wed 28 May 14

RibbleLad says...

As an additional footnote, was the driver on the A59 caught in the 40mph limit in Copster Green, or was he or she caught in the 30mph limit near to the Bay Horse public house in Osbaldeston? It could not be near to the Bay Horse in Copster Green that's for sure!

The lack of local geographical knowledge amongst LT reporters never ceases to amaze me. Which brings me to the conclusion: How much of the rest of what is reported is accurate if remarkedly simple things such as local locations cannot be got right!!
As an additional footnote, was the driver on the A59 caught in the 40mph limit in Copster Green, or was he or she caught in the 30mph limit near to the Bay Horse public house in Osbaldeston? It could not be near to the Bay Horse in Copster Green that's for sure! The lack of local geographical knowledge amongst LT reporters never ceases to amaze me. Which brings me to the conclusion: How much of the rest of what is reported is accurate if remarkedly simple things such as local locations cannot be got right!! RibbleLad
  • Score: 32

10:39am Wed 28 May 14

Mikeee47 says...

What a load of rubbish. Why crush the car? what's the car done?
The Muppets will only get behind another vehicle probably un licenced, uninsured etc. and do it all again.
Vee Vill 'av your car, sounds like Nazi Germany.
Lock the purps up for a good while, lengthy driving bans.
Time after time you see unlicensed drivers get off with slapped wrists and bamm they're back on the road again.
Send the scum down until our out of date judicial system is change for the better we're f*&Ked
What a load of rubbish. Why crush the car? what's the car done? The Muppets will only get behind another vehicle probably un licenced, uninsured etc. and do it all again. Vee Vill 'av your car, sounds like Nazi Germany. Lock the purps up for a good while, lengthy driving bans. Time after time you see unlicensed drivers get off with slapped wrists and bamm they're back on the road again. Send the scum down until our out of date judicial system is change for the better we're f*&Ked Mikeee47
  • Score: 13

12:21pm Wed 28 May 14

HarryBosch says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
What a load of rubbish. Why crush the car? what's the car done?
The Muppets will only get behind another vehicle probably un licenced, uninsured etc. and do it all again.
Vee Vill 'av your car, sounds like Nazi Germany.
Lock the purps up for a good while, lengthy driving bans.
Time after time you see unlicensed drivers get off with slapped wrists and bamm they're back on the road again.
Send the scum down until our out of date judicial system is change for the better we're f*&Ked
I fully understood the proposals when I posted my comment. Yes, it is a drastic measure but look at the results of driving without insurance when sec165 of the Road Traffic Act were introduced. This section gave the police powers to seize vehicles which are being driven without insurance and the results speak for themselves. I also agree with your comment that, in some cases, some people are so lawless that no matter what measures are introduced they will still drive anyway. But this would certainly be a start.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: What a load of rubbish. Why crush the car? what's the car done? The Muppets will only get behind another vehicle probably un licenced, uninsured etc. and do it all again. Vee Vill 'av your car, sounds like Nazi Germany. Lock the purps up for a good while, lengthy driving bans. Time after time you see unlicensed drivers get off with slapped wrists and bamm they're back on the road again. Send the scum down until our out of date judicial system is change for the better we're f*&Ked[/p][/quote]I fully understood the proposals when I posted my comment. Yes, it is a drastic measure but look at the results of driving without insurance when sec165 of the Road Traffic Act were introduced. This section gave the police powers to seize vehicles which are being driven without insurance and the results speak for themselves. I also agree with your comment that, in some cases, some people are so lawless that no matter what measures are introduced they will still drive anyway. But this would certainly be a start. HarryBosch
  • Score: 10

1:09pm Wed 28 May 14

AnthonyUK says...

Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately
Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately AnthonyUK
  • Score: 7

2:36pm Wed 28 May 14

shytalk says...

I can never understand why they don't send the cars to auction and then give the money to charity after costs have been deducted if the car is in a reasonable condition
I can never understand why they don't send the cars to auction and then give the money to charity after costs have been deducted if the car is in a reasonable condition shytalk
  • Score: 22

2:44pm Wed 28 May 14

AnthonyUK says...

Anyone who sticks up for speeding scum and their rights should be kicked and beaten up!
Anyone who sticks up for speeding scum and their rights should be kicked and beaten up! AnthonyUK
  • Score: -8

2:56pm Wed 28 May 14

AnthonyUK says...

why should the law be soft on speeders?
why should the law be soft on speeders? AnthonyUK
  • Score: 1

3:09pm Wed 28 May 14

Jerzei Balowski says...

Never really understood why driving at these sort of speeds doesn't attract similar or even longer automatic bans than drink-driving. Surely it is at least as dangerous.
Never really understood why driving at these sort of speeds doesn't attract similar or even longer automatic bans than drink-driving. Surely it is at least as dangerous. Jerzei Balowski
  • Score: 12

3:39pm Wed 28 May 14

slants says...

also why dont the filth seize the houses etc of the expense fraudsters .
also why dont the filth seize the houses etc of the expense fraudsters . slants
  • Score: -3

4:07pm Wed 28 May 14

POW WOW says...

The Police must know the identity of these speeding drivers in order to mount a prosecution otherwise what's the point of speed cameras???? If they the Police have trouble obtaining an identity to match the registration they can always threaten to impound and crush the offending vehicle till someone owns up !!!!!!!!!!!!
The Police must know the identity of these speeding drivers in order to mount a prosecution otherwise what's the point of speed cameras???? If they the Police have trouble obtaining an identity to match the registration they can always threaten to impound and crush the offending vehicle till someone owns up !!!!!!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: 8

4:38pm Wed 28 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
Anyone who sticks up for speeding scum and their rights should be kicked and beaten up!
A harsh but fair comment.
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Anyone who sticks up for speeding scum and their rights should be kicked and beaten up![/p][/quote]A harsh but fair comment. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 4

4:39pm Wed 28 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

slants wrote:
also why dont the filth seize the houses etc of the expense fraudsters .
Nobhead.
[quote][p][bold]slants[/bold] wrote: also why dont the filth seize the houses etc of the expense fraudsters .[/p][/quote]Nobhead. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 7

5:14pm Wed 28 May 14

DaveBurnley says...

Why aren't these drivers named?
Why aren't these drivers named? DaveBurnley
  • Score: 14

7:13pm Wed 28 May 14

ikap22 says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
Why aren't these drivers named?
How would that make any difference?
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Why aren't these drivers named?[/p][/quote]How would that make any difference? ikap22
  • Score: -3

7:44pm Wed 28 May 14

AlexanderB90 says...

RibbleLad wrote:
As an additional footnote, was the driver on the A59 caught in the 40mph limit in Copster Green, or was he or she caught in the 30mph limit near to the Bay Horse public house in Osbaldeston? It could not be near to the Bay Horse in Copster Green that's for sure!

The lack of local geographical knowledge amongst LT reporters never ceases to amaze me. Which brings me to the conclusion: How much of the rest of what is reported is accurate if remarkedly simple things such as local locations cannot be got right!!
I live in Osbaldeston and the Bay Horse is my regular

Copster Green is at least 2 - 3 miles away from us :/ So yes, the quality of geographical knowledge is truly appalling at LT...
[quote][p][bold]RibbleLad[/bold] wrote: As an additional footnote, was the driver on the A59 caught in the 40mph limit in Copster Green, or was he or she caught in the 30mph limit near to the Bay Horse public house in Osbaldeston? It could not be near to the Bay Horse in Copster Green that's for sure! The lack of local geographical knowledge amongst LT reporters never ceases to amaze me. Which brings me to the conclusion: How much of the rest of what is reported is accurate if remarkedly simple things such as local locations cannot be got right!![/p][/quote]I live in Osbaldeston and the Bay Horse is my regular Copster Green is at least 2 - 3 miles away from us :/ So yes, the quality of geographical knowledge is truly appalling at LT... AlexanderB90
  • Score: 9

7:44pm Wed 28 May 14

TONY WALES says...

Its cheaper to shop at Aldi and Liidl.....''..



no speed cameras.....
Its cheaper to shop at Aldi and Liidl.....''.. no speed cameras..... TONY WALES
  • Score: -6

7:55pm Wed 28 May 14

boynesider says...

sell their cars as a starter;plus jail & ban repeat offenders.
sell their cars as a starter;plus jail & ban repeat offenders. boynesider
  • Score: 4

8:52pm Wed 28 May 14

Copperhead says...

Speed limits in this country are far too low.
Speed limits have been reduced in order to raise revenue in the form of speeding fines.
I have no respect for the law because the law has no respect for us - laws originally designed to enforce road safety have been cynically turned into a means of generating revenue
. When the law is used purely for financial gain, how can it possibly command respect ?
When the law is used as a weapon against road users by left-wing anti-car activists in the town/county halls, the judiciary and local and national government, how can they hope to command respect from citizens ?
Speed limits in this country are far too low. Speed limits have been reduced in order to raise revenue in the form of speeding fines. I have no respect for the law because the law has no respect for us - laws originally designed to enforce road safety have been cynically turned into a means of generating revenue . When the law is used purely for financial gain, how can it possibly command respect ? When the law is used as a weapon against road users by left-wing anti-car activists in the town/county halls, the judiciary and local and national government, how can they hope to command respect from citizens ? Copperhead
  • Score: -7

10:52pm Wed 28 May 14

Ronnietate says...

While I totally agree that their cars should be seized, why crush them? Why not sell the cars to new owners and use the proceeds to set up a trust fund that could pay out money to victims and families of careless drivers.
While I totally agree that their cars should be seized, why crush them? Why not sell the cars to new owners and use the proceeds to set up a trust fund that could pay out money to victims and families of careless drivers. Ronnietate
  • Score: 4

11:13pm Wed 28 May 14

fireonthemountain says...

Well , as always there are two sides to every arguement .

I break the speed limit , frequently and deliberately .

I do a lot of motorway driving . I am happy to stay in the inside lane at a nice legal 70mph . Yes I see the morons thundering past at ridiculous speeds .

But then i come up behind an idiot . Yes , pootling along in the middle lane at 50mph . What should I do ?

Overtake on the inside ? Dangerous and illegal - no thanks .

Drop my speed to 50 thereby causing a causing a chicane ?
Rather not .

Retain my speed and overtake on the ouside lane ?
(having checked my mirrors of course) .
Now I'm causing a roadblock - the morons will have to slam on .
High speed concertina .

Solution - mirrors , indicate , drop a gear , hammer down , shoot past the idiot at 90mph , return to inside lane , back to 70 mph .

Have I broken the law ? Yes . What would you do ?

I am a professional driver by the way .

One of my mates was "caught" recently doing 37 in a 30 zone .
FLASH ! ! - done , fined , points .
It was 4 a.m. for goodness sake .

What do you think his opinions are ?

Now , I'm all for punishing those who are a menace on the roads .
Uninsured ? No driving licence ? Stolen car ?
Welcome to prison .

I know my solution will not go down well with the jobsworths .

How about a litle bit of common sense ?
Well , as always there are two sides to every arguement . I break the speed limit , frequently and deliberately . I do a lot of motorway driving . I am happy to stay in the inside lane at a nice legal 70mph . Yes I see the morons thundering past at ridiculous speeds . But then i come up behind an idiot . Yes , pootling along in the middle lane at 50mph . What should I do ? Overtake on the inside ? Dangerous and illegal - no thanks . Drop my speed to 50 thereby causing a causing a chicane ? Rather not . Retain my speed and overtake on the ouside lane ? (having checked my mirrors of course) . Now I'm causing a roadblock - the morons will have to slam on . High speed concertina . Solution - mirrors , indicate , drop a gear , hammer down , shoot past the idiot at 90mph , return to inside lane , back to 70 mph . Have I broken the law ? Yes . What would you do ? I am a professional driver by the way . One of my mates was "caught" recently doing 37 in a 30 zone . FLASH ! ! - done , fined , points . It was 4 a.m. for goodness sake . What do you think his opinions are ? Now , I'm all for punishing those who are a menace on the roads . Uninsured ? No driving licence ? Stolen car ? Welcome to prison . I know my solution will not go down well with the jobsworths . How about a litle bit of common sense ? fireonthemountain
  • Score: 13

11:20pm Wed 28 May 14

Steven11 says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
What a load of rubbish. Why crush the car? what's the car done?
The Muppets will only get behind another vehicle probably un licenced, uninsured etc. and do it all again.
Vee Vill 'av your car, sounds like Nazi Germany.
Lock the purps up for a good while, lengthy driving bans.
Time after time you see unlicensed drivers get off with slapped wrists and bamm they're back on the road again.
Send the scum down until our out of date judicial system is change for the better we're f*&Ked
I fully understood the proposals when I posted my comment. Yes, it is a drastic measure but look at the results of driving without insurance when sec165 of the Road Traffic Act were introduced. This section gave the police powers to seize vehicles which are being driven without insurance and the results speak for themselves. I also agree with your comment that, in some cases, some people are so lawless that no matter what measures are introduced they will still drive anyway. But this would certainly be a start.
If we did that we would be called racist. !
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: What a load of rubbish. Why crush the car? what's the car done? The Muppets will only get behind another vehicle probably un licenced, uninsured etc. and do it all again. Vee Vill 'av your car, sounds like Nazi Germany. Lock the purps up for a good while, lengthy driving bans. Time after time you see unlicensed drivers get off with slapped wrists and bamm they're back on the road again. Send the scum down until our out of date judicial system is change for the better we're f*&Ked[/p][/quote]I fully understood the proposals when I posted my comment. Yes, it is a drastic measure but look at the results of driving without insurance when sec165 of the Road Traffic Act were introduced. This section gave the police powers to seize vehicles which are being driven without insurance and the results speak for themselves. I also agree with your comment that, in some cases, some people are so lawless that no matter what measures are introduced they will still drive anyway. But this would certainly be a start.[/p][/quote]If we did that we would be called racist. ! Steven11
  • Score: 2

11:26pm Wed 28 May 14

Steven11 says...

AnthonyUK wrote:
Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately
Yes we could do this , but we would probably be called racist if we did that. !
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately[/p][/quote]Yes we could do this , but we would probably be called racist if we did that. ! Steven11
  • Score: -9

12:04am Thu 29 May 14

Openminded? says...

Steven11 wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately
Yes we could do this , but we would probably be called racist if we did that. !
Why do you always assume you will be called racist, just because a minority of people call you it doesnt mean your a racist !

Wake up......
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately[/p][/quote]Yes we could do this , but we would probably be called racist if we did that. ![/p][/quote]Why do you always assume you will be called racist, just because a minority of people call you it doesnt mean your a racist ! Wake up...... Openminded?
  • Score: 2

12:11am Thu 29 May 14

Steven11 says...

Openminded? wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately
Yes we could do this , but we would probably be called racist if we did that. !
Why do you always assume you will be called racist, just because a minority of people call you it doesnt mean your a racist !

Wake up......
Point taken , but generally that is the way people think today , sadly .
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately[/p][/quote]Yes we could do this , but we would probably be called racist if we did that. ![/p][/quote]Why do you always assume you will be called racist, just because a minority of people call you it doesnt mean your a racist ! Wake up......[/p][/quote]Point taken , but generally that is the way people think today , sadly . Steven11
  • Score: 4

8:39am Thu 29 May 14

greenscreener says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Well , as always there are two sides to every arguement .

I break the speed limit , frequently and deliberately .

I do a lot of motorway driving . I am happy to stay in the inside lane at a nice legal 70mph . Yes I see the morons thundering past at ridiculous speeds .

But then i come up behind an idiot . Yes , pootling along in the middle lane at 50mph . What should I do ?

Overtake on the inside ? Dangerous and illegal - no thanks .

Drop my speed to 50 thereby causing a causing a chicane ?
Rather not .

Retain my speed and overtake on the ouside lane ?
(having checked my mirrors of course) .
Now I'm causing a roadblock - the morons will have to slam on .
High speed concertina .

Solution - mirrors , indicate , drop a gear , hammer down , shoot past the idiot at 90mph , return to inside lane , back to 70 mph .

Have I broken the law ? Yes . What would you do ?

I am a professional driver by the way .

One of my mates was "caught" recently doing 37 in a 30 zone .
FLASH ! ! - done , fined , points .
It was 4 a.m. for goodness sake .

What do you think his opinions are ?

Now , I'm all for punishing those who are a menace on the roads .
Uninsured ? No driving licence ? Stolen car ?
Welcome to prison .

I know my solution will not go down well with the jobsworths .

How about a litle bit of common sense ?
Are the passengers on your bus impressed with you dropping a gear and accelerating from 70 to 90 just to overtake someone doing 50?
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Well , as always there are two sides to every arguement . I break the speed limit , frequently and deliberately . I do a lot of motorway driving . I am happy to stay in the inside lane at a nice legal 70mph . Yes I see the morons thundering past at ridiculous speeds . But then i come up behind an idiot . Yes , pootling along in the middle lane at 50mph . What should I do ? Overtake on the inside ? Dangerous and illegal - no thanks . Drop my speed to 50 thereby causing a causing a chicane ? Rather not . Retain my speed and overtake on the ouside lane ? (having checked my mirrors of course) . Now I'm causing a roadblock - the morons will have to slam on . High speed concertina . Solution - mirrors , indicate , drop a gear , hammer down , shoot past the idiot at 90mph , return to inside lane , back to 70 mph . Have I broken the law ? Yes . What would you do ? I am a professional driver by the way . One of my mates was "caught" recently doing 37 in a 30 zone . FLASH ! ! - done , fined , points . It was 4 a.m. for goodness sake . What do you think his opinions are ? Now , I'm all for punishing those who are a menace on the roads . Uninsured ? No driving licence ? Stolen car ? Welcome to prison . I know my solution will not go down well with the jobsworths . How about a litle bit of common sense ?[/p][/quote]Are the passengers on your bus impressed with you dropping a gear and accelerating from 70 to 90 just to overtake someone doing 50? greenscreener
  • Score: 0

9:20am Thu 29 May 14

POW WOW says...

It seems there is no logical solution to the transport issue in today's world, for instance if someone were to invent the next mode of transport they'd lose with the authorities and be locked up with far more severe sentences for it. Should one invent the flying car like in back to the future, the authorities would say you're infringing "their airspace" and if there was teleportation they'd lock you up and throw away the key !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems there is no logical solution to the transport issue in today's world, for instance if someone were to invent the next mode of transport they'd lose with the authorities and be locked up with far more severe sentences for it. Should one invent the flying car like in back to the future, the authorities would say you're infringing "their airspace" and if there was teleportation they'd lock you up and throw away the key !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: 4

10:36am Thu 29 May 14

Bad News Barrett says...

in my defense some guy had just rang and told me if my speed drops below 95mph theres gonna be a bang! what choice did i have?
in my defense some guy had just rang and told me if my speed drops below 95mph theres gonna be a bang! what choice did i have? Bad News Barrett
  • Score: 2

1:56pm Thu 29 May 14

A Darener says...

greenscreener wrote:
fireonthemountain wrote:
Well , as always there are two sides to every arguement .

I break the speed limit , frequently and deliberately .

I do a lot of motorway driving . I am happy to stay in the inside lane at a nice legal 70mph . Yes I see the morons thundering past at ridiculous speeds .

But then i come up behind an idiot . Yes , pootling along in the middle lane at 50mph . What should I do ?

Overtake on the inside ? Dangerous and illegal - no thanks .

Drop my speed to 50 thereby causing a causing a chicane ?
Rather not .

Retain my speed and overtake on the ouside lane ?
(having checked my mirrors of course) .
Now I'm causing a roadblock - the morons will have to slam on .
High speed concertina .

Solution - mirrors , indicate , drop a gear , hammer down , shoot past the idiot at 90mph , return to inside lane , back to 70 mph .

Have I broken the law ? Yes . What would you do ?

I am a professional driver by the way .

One of my mates was "caught" recently doing 37 in a 30 zone .
FLASH ! ! - done , fined , points .
It was 4 a.m. for goodness sake .

What do you think his opinions are ?

Now , I'm all for punishing those who are a menace on the roads .
Uninsured ? No driving licence ? Stolen car ?
Welcome to prison .

I know my solution will not go down well with the jobsworths .

How about a litle bit of common sense ?
Are the passengers on your bus impressed with you dropping a gear and accelerating from 70 to 90 just to overtake someone doing 50?
Buses not allowed in overtaking lane. So you comment is out of order.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Well , as always there are two sides to every arguement . I break the speed limit , frequently and deliberately . I do a lot of motorway driving . I am happy to stay in the inside lane at a nice legal 70mph . Yes I see the morons thundering past at ridiculous speeds . But then i come up behind an idiot . Yes , pootling along in the middle lane at 50mph . What should I do ? Overtake on the inside ? Dangerous and illegal - no thanks . Drop my speed to 50 thereby causing a causing a chicane ? Rather not . Retain my speed and overtake on the ouside lane ? (having checked my mirrors of course) . Now I'm causing a roadblock - the morons will have to slam on . High speed concertina . Solution - mirrors , indicate , drop a gear , hammer down , shoot past the idiot at 90mph , return to inside lane , back to 70 mph . Have I broken the law ? Yes . What would you do ? I am a professional driver by the way . One of my mates was "caught" recently doing 37 in a 30 zone . FLASH ! ! - done , fined , points . It was 4 a.m. for goodness sake . What do you think his opinions are ? Now , I'm all for punishing those who are a menace on the roads . Uninsured ? No driving licence ? Stolen car ? Welcome to prison . I know my solution will not go down well with the jobsworths . How about a litle bit of common sense ?[/p][/quote]Are the passengers on your bus impressed with you dropping a gear and accelerating from 70 to 90 just to overtake someone doing 50?[/p][/quote]Buses not allowed in overtaking lane. So you comment is out of order. A Darener
  • Score: 3

6:30pm Thu 29 May 14

fireonthemountain says...

Cheers , A Darener - I found greenscreener' s comment odd , to say the least .

As you correctly point out buses are not allowed in the outside lane .

But why would he think I am driving a bus anyway ?

If he thinks a bus can quickly acceleate from 70 to 90...words fail me !!

With a complete lack of knowledge of the rules of the road and vehicle capability , I just hope he (or she) doesn't drive !!!!
Cheers , A Darener - I found greenscreener' s comment odd , to say the least . As you correctly point out buses are not allowed in the outside lane . But why would he think I am driving a bus anyway ? If he thinks a bus can quickly acceleate from 70 to 90...words fail me !! With a complete lack of knowledge of the rules of the road and vehicle capability , I just hope he (or she) doesn't drive !!!! fireonthemountain
  • Score: 2

8:41pm Thu 29 May 14

AnthonyUK says...

Steven11 wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
AnthonyUK wrote:
Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately
Yes we could do this , but we would probably be called racist if we did that. !
Why do you always assume you will be called racist, just because a minority of people call you it doesnt mean your a racist !

Wake up......
Point taken , but generally that is the way people think today , sadly .
Racism?! I wish
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnthonyUK[/bold] wrote: Anyone who speeds excessively should be named shamed and jailed immediately[/p][/quote]Yes we could do this , but we would probably be called racist if we did that. ![/p][/quote]Why do you always assume you will be called racist, just because a minority of people call you it doesnt mean your a racist ! Wake up......[/p][/quote]Point taken , but generally that is the way people think today , sadly .[/p][/quote]Racism?! I wish AnthonyUK
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