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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 10:02:32 AM »
Was a bit of a silly thing to do - but as he said, we've all considered trying to riggle out of it at the time!
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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006, 10:30:46 AM »
I note in the news today that all new speeding cameras and replacements will be 'forward facing' so that they get a mug-shot of the driver at the same time.  Some police forces, like Northamptonshire, already use the 'forward facing' cameras.
'Forward facing' cameras are intended to prevent this kind of avoidance...  Trouble is that many of them have been positioned to take photos from the back and will have to be resited.  Especially those that are hidden behind, signs, trees, or round bends  :).
Another reason to fit a 'touring strip' or sun-visor perhaps - think of the line of sight from a camera to a drivers head - perhaps this is why the police hate them so much!  ;D
'Forward facing' cameras will be particularly useful for pool cars & vans which may have more than one driver - unless employers keep an accurate record of who is driving which vehicle when, there can be quite nasty disputes over who was driving at the time a vehicle was 'flashed'.
They also prevent a driver, who has already got 9 points on their licence and is perhaps facing a ban, bullying a family member, friend, or work colleague to admit to the offence for them.
The one 'advantage' of 'forward facing' cameras is that m/cs don't have front number plates...  :D  I don't know how the authorities get around this one, especially since m/cs can get away from pursuing police cars much more easily if there is lots of traffic around.

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006, 10:36:14 AM »
Does any one know why speed cameras have got satellite dishes next to them? Is it to beam the info off to the DVLA straight away so you get the fine in the post the next day..... or do you think it is to measure more accurate speeds? hmmmm

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2006, 10:39:18 AM »
I've not seen any gatso's with satelite reciever dishers next to them. What type of speed cameras are you talking about here?
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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2006, 10:40:48 AM »
The box ones! Think they are only with the narrower ones....?

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2006, 12:14:15 PM »
>Does any one know why speed cameras have got satellite dishes next to them?

So the police can watch sky+

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2006, 18:45:09 PM »
LOL yeah possible!!

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2006, 00:44:25 AM »
Ash, Not sure what you mean by 'registration'  ???.  The reason that I didn't 'copy & paste' it into a message was because I wasn't sure whether this breached AutoExpress' copyright; whereas providing a link to their site clearly doesn't, since they obviously want people to visit their website and it is in the public domain.  However, here it is, as requested:

Rutherford's column

I'm not asking you to approve of the crime committed by Joy Rees. But you might like to show her some sympathy. And more importantly, you should learn some valuable lessons from the mistakes she made inside and outside her car.

The 39-year-old single mum was caught on camera doing 51mph in a 40 zone. That's the sort of misdemeanour most of us have been guilty of at some point. Difference is we didn't go to jail for exceeding the speed limit by 20-something per cent. Joy did - and here's how.

In short, she's been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. She copped a speeding ticket and instead of taking it on the chin, paying the

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2006, 08:15:13 AM »
Yeah, i didn't have to register
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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2006, 10:30:19 AM »
It asked me to register!...Any way wouldnt you try and  make up a believeable story that could be backed up by some form of evidence!! lol Her relative wasnt even in the country! duh!!! lol

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2006, 10:44:56 AM »
Oh, I see, you mean: 'registering' on the AutoExpress site.  Is that a problem? 
I don't know why some people seem to have to register, but others can apparently open it without doing so.  ???
If you do register you'll get regular car related updates.  Should be very interesting to anyone interested in cars.  :)

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2006, 21:26:54 PM »
I didn't need to register  ???

Harsh but I can see it from the laws point of view.   :-\

 

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2006, 11:46:55 AM »
This woman in the article was particularly un-intelligent.
1. She nominated a REAL person FFS...
2. That person lives outside the EU, so needs a passport stamp to come in/out

It was very easy to prove that she was lying, and she got what she deserved.

Pros do it differently...
Lying is never a good idea, especially when it is possible for the authorities to prove otherwise.

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Re: HOW TO GO TO JAIL FOR SPEEDING
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2006, 16:03:12 PM »
i got done doing 71 in a 40mph it was a mobile unit on the A412 in denham

took the fixed penalty