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#121 jeebowhite

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

Yeah, I'm joining up to the reformed, I have learned my lesson the hard way, goes to show kids, dont get too complacent with "oh, it will never happen to me...!"

as for the blue reflectors, its a shame that we cant have them, its a good idea in theory, but as its not quite law abiding... I suppose a teal green and a red reflector might be the exclusion to the rule... if its not blue, its not covered by that particular clause :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Officer: "Is that a blue reflective sticker sir?"

Jeebo "No, Its Teal Green!!"

I can see the argument now lol!!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

Lol.
Anyway none of us are totally innocent.
I had my excess speed brush a few months back and learned a lot.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

Indeed stoney!

When I had the call about my brother in law being critical, there were moments of hurrying on the way to addenbrookes..

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

As long as we learn our lessons.
My excuse (no excuse really) is that I'm so used to driving pretty quickly for work it's easy to forget I'm off duty and get carried away.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Better to arrive 5 minutes late than not to arrive at all. This from a reformed speeder. 2 speeding convictions in my youth, I should have learnt after the first booking. <_<

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Tbh because of the state of our roads down here at the moment, any thoughts of going quickly are the furthest thing from my mind.
More holes and pits than the Somme.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Officer: "Is that a blue reflective sticker sir?"

Jeebo "No, Its Teal Green!!"

I can see the argument now lol!!


You can have White lights or reflectors on the front

You can have red lights or reflectors on the back

You can have amber (orange) lights or reflectors on the side

Thats it for civilian cars, more or less

As this topic has mutated towards speeding -

How do the Police officers on the forum feel about the present speed limits - and the raising of the "temporary" (1967) national speed limit to say,100mph for ie, experienced drivers that have passed a special test etc

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

I for one actually agree with lowering to 20 in heavily built up and school areas... as for motorways, lets face it, its 70mph, most do 80mph if not 90... if you raise it, people will always want to go that bit more... if you raise to 100, then people will want to do 110/120... thats one hell of a difference between a lorry doing 50-55, and a car doing 100+... would be nasty if a lorry pulled out in front of you! like hitting a brick wall at 50!

I know modern cars have better brakes, better safety systems etc, but its not like drivers have improved... we humans are still the same as we were 50 years back... its us thats the issue with speed and accidents really...

You could get away with 80 on the motorways, but its probably better to leave it as it is...

I like the European system of a speed limit when dry and another when wet...

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Ive put some blue reflectors on each side of the rear window as I was getting fed up with the number of children racers sniffing my mudflaps. Its amazing how few do it now and how many suddenly decide to drop back because they noticed something different in the back window.


Just bare in mind whatever's going on behind you is someone else's problem :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

If you think of the Autobahns in Germany, they have no limit but in reality there are very rare occasions when you can actually do top speed as some tit will always be going 60 and block you out.

Personally i believe that the UK speed limits are fine as they are, if you read up on braking distances and optimal spacing between cars you will end up with massive gaps between cars and a lot more cases of vehicles wrapping themselves around the Armco barriers.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

If you think of the Autobahns in Germany, they have no limit but in reality there are very rare occasions when you can actually do top speed as some tit will always be going 60 and block you out.

Personally i believe that the UK speed limits are fine as they are, if you read up on braking distances and optimal spacing between cars you will end up with massive gaps between cars and a lot more cases of vehicles wrapping themselves around the Armco barriers.


So what you're saying is it's the idiots going way under the limits... Well that's that, let's get a minimum speed limit! :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Wouldnt work...

What would you set it to??

Anything under 60 and half your transport of goods disappears... Its a nice idea, and I would love it! It would stop the people who say "I'm not comfortable doing any more than 50 on a motorway" from sitting in the middle lanes and causing more of a danger than most!!

I agree with a motorway test though, make pass plus compulsory, but thats a WHOLE other topic ;)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Yeah Motorway tests should be a compulsory, I did my test and hadn't had a single lesson on the motorway, yet I could speed off at 70 to my heart's content, and it's a LOT harder than people think first time. I had pass plus which had me on for 4 hours, but 4 hours isn't really ideal.

Trouble is though you think how annoying it is to be stuck behind a learner at 20mph in a 40, would you really want those on the motorways >.<

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

So what you're saying is it's the idiots going way under the limits... Well that's that, let's get a minimum speed limit! :P


The speed limit is the maximum the law will allow, it doesn't mean that it is safe to always drive at that speed. An intelligent driver will always drive at a speed they feel is safe for the road conditions and not always at the maximum speed limit on that road.

I would agree that the speed limits are about right at the moment, but an extra limit of 25, 35 and 45 could be introduced on some roads thus avoiding the big jump from 60 down to 30 in some areas.

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