UPDATE: Newlyweds get stopped by the police over wedding car horn

Newlyweds get stopped by the police over wedding car horn

Newlyweds get stopped by the police over wedding car horn

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Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Trainee Reporter

A PAIR of newlyweds were given the ride of their lives before unexpectedly bearing witness to the full force of the law.

Ali and Paul Bartlett were riding in the back of Wayne Duke’s 1969 Dodge Charger when Dorset Police pulled Mr Duke over in Weymouth for sounding his Dixie Land-theme air horn.

In what could have been a scene from 80s TV show ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, the car was stopped whilst the couple were on their way from Portland Castle where they had got hitched to a country music reception in an old barn.

Dorset Police had been dealing with another incident in the area at the time when they heard the horn.

They caught up with the car outside the Army Camp in Chickerell. Mr Duke opened the car’s bonnet so the system could be inspected.

Mr Duke assumed his horn was legal as his car was made before 1973.

He was reported for summons for the offence of using a musical horn on the road.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: "The case will now go to Dorset Police’s traffic prosecutions department for consideration for prosecution."

Mr Duke said: “I do have a normal horn but as it’s such a fun car that everybody loves the ‘Dixie Land’ horn and plead with me to sound it, which I did as I was driving Paul and Ali to their reception a couple of times”.

Paul, 43, said: “We were really shocked when we realised that the police flashing lights were for us.

“They must have been chasing us through a great deal of traffic to get to us. When he asked Wayne to open the bonnet it all started to look very serious. I thought he would have given him a warning. I didn’t think it would be a full summons.

“I have to say it did make a talking point at the wedding and I think we will always remember the day when our wedding car was stopped by one of Boss Hogg’s boys. They didn’t even apologise to Ali on her big day.”

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6:46am Tue 29 Jul 14

simon26r says...

WTF waste of time and money for a stupid horn. Wish the police done some decent crime stopping for once.
WTF waste of time and money for a stupid horn. Wish the police done some decent crime stopping for once. simon26r
  • Score: 80

6:56am Tue 29 Jul 14

bargain price says...

Because they didn't have anything better to do...... it's about time the police did some real work
Because they didn't have anything better to do...... it's about time the police did some real work bargain price
  • Score: 61

6:57am Tue 29 Jul 14

MASK & SNORKEL says...

Its not like they were running "moonshine" through our county! Twenty years ago the police would of had a quiet word with the driver and wished the happy couple a fantastic day!
Its not like they were running "moonshine" through our county! Twenty years ago the police would of had a quiet word with the driver and wished the happy couple a fantastic day! MASK & SNORKEL
  • Score: 77

7:02am Tue 29 Jul 14

rbdeejay says...

Well done to the police for stopping this dangerous criminals reign of terror I feel so much safer now.........
Well done to the police for stopping this dangerous criminals reign of terror I feel so much safer now......... rbdeejay
  • Score: 61

7:26am Tue 29 Jul 14

Jimmytheone says...

Further Proof hit the motorist easy money.
Further Proof hit the motorist easy money. Jimmytheone
  • Score: 57

7:29am Tue 29 Jul 14

arlbergbahn says...

So the idiotic Old bill had been "dealing with another incident at the time"?? I do hope the people who were expecting them didn't mind waiting for them when the morons decided that persecuting someone for having a Dukes of hazzard horn was so much more important.
And the Police wonder why no one has respect for the idiots anymore. Give small minded people too much power, and boy, do they milk it to the maximum.
So the idiotic Old bill had been "dealing with another incident at the time"?? I do hope the people who were expecting them didn't mind waiting for them when the morons decided that persecuting someone for having a Dukes of hazzard horn was so much more important. And the Police wonder why no one has respect for the idiots anymore. Give small minded people too much power, and boy, do they milk it to the maximum. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 62

7:40am Tue 29 Jul 14

Get a grip says...

The police officers should be hauled up in forint of the chief constable on a charge of wasting police time.
The police officers should be hauled up in forint of the chief constable on a charge of wasting police time. Get a grip
  • Score: 57

7:40am Tue 29 Jul 14

Rocksalt says...

Jimmytheone wrote:
Further Proof hit the motorist easy money.
It may not be the biggest issue in the world, but is the against the law and in my view anti-social. The law was originally introduced to deal with show-offs who insisted on sounding very loud horns repeatedly at all times of day and night. And to claim that you thought that older cars were exempt !?. On what basis ?

I appreciate that other people won't agree, but picking and chosing which law you chose to adhere to is a very slippery slope.
[quote][p][bold]Jimmytheone[/bold] wrote: Further Proof hit the motorist easy money.[/p][/quote]It may not be the biggest issue in the world, but is the against the law and in my view anti-social. The law was originally introduced to deal with show-offs who insisted on sounding very loud horns repeatedly at all times of day and night. And to claim that you thought that older cars were exempt !?. On what basis ? I appreciate that other people won't agree, but picking and chosing which law you chose to adhere to is a very slippery slope. Rocksalt
  • Score: -38

7:52am Tue 29 Jul 14

Simesen says...

Seems 'TOTT' (Totally Over The Top) to me. And a Summons rather than a quiet word of advice is outrageous. What a public relations disaster created by these jobsworth idiots!!! I certainly didn't know EVERY multi horn tune was illegal! There must be thousands of them fitted!
Seems 'TOTT' (Totally Over The Top) to me. And a Summons rather than a quiet word of advice is outrageous. What a public relations disaster created by these jobsworth idiots!!! I certainly didn't know EVERY multi horn tune was illegal! There must be thousands of them fitted! Simesen
  • Score: 43

8:09am Tue 29 Jul 14

JackJohnson says...

Rocksalt wrote:
Jimmytheone wrote:
Further Proof hit the motorist easy money.
It may not be the biggest issue in the world, but is the against the law and in my view anti-social. The law was originally introduced to deal with show-offs who insisted on sounding very loud horns repeatedly at all times of day and night. And to claim that you thought that older cars were exempt !?. On what basis ?

I appreciate that other people won't agree, but picking and chosing which law you chose to adhere to is a very slippery slope.
Totally agree. Allow one to get away with it, and before you know it the streets will start sounding like they're still in the '70s. Even so, a fixed penalty would have been enough but a court summons is a bit OTT.
[quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmytheone[/bold] wrote: Further Proof hit the motorist easy money.[/p][/quote]It may not be the biggest issue in the world, but is the against the law and in my view anti-social. The law was originally introduced to deal with show-offs who insisted on sounding very loud horns repeatedly at all times of day and night. And to claim that you thought that older cars were exempt !?. On what basis ? I appreciate that other people won't agree, but picking and chosing which law you chose to adhere to is a very slippery slope.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Allow one to get away with it, and before you know it the streets will start sounding like they're still in the '70s. Even so, a fixed penalty would have been enough but a court summons is a bit OTT. JackJohnson
  • Score: -37

8:13am Tue 29 Jul 14

notweymouth says...

They will be banning ice cream vans next.
They will be banning ice cream vans next. notweymouth
  • Score: 62

8:50am Tue 29 Jul 14

cosmick says...

A couple of jokers these two coppers.
Just shows how they end up with no respect.
Fun is now being policed.
Try getting the police when you want them. Phoned 101 yesterday 3 times got cut off, phoned the pcc office said i could not get through to police the girl said to ring 999. Stupid.
No direct phone numbers to get in touch with them all through control with not enougth staff.
A couple of jokers these two coppers. Just shows how they end up with no respect. Fun is now being policed. Try getting the police when you want them. Phoned 101 yesterday 3 times got cut off, phoned the pcc office said i could not get through to police the girl said to ring 999. Stupid. No direct phone numbers to get in touch with them all through control with not enougth staff. cosmick
  • Score: 46

9:07am Tue 29 Jul 14

arlbergbahn says...

Rocksalt wrote:
Jimmytheone wrote:
Further Proof hit the motorist easy money.
It may not be the biggest issue in the world, but is the against the law and in my view anti-social. The law was originally introduced to deal with show-offs who insisted on sounding very loud horns repeatedly at all times of day and night. And to claim that you thought that older cars were exempt !?. On what basis ?

I appreciate that other people won't agree, but picking and chosing which law you chose to adhere to is a very slippery slope.
When they make up more and more laws to cover every possible reason why someone might be a bit annoyed about something, and Law Enforcement consider it's worth their while enforcing such silly pettiness, that's the slippery slope.
[quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmytheone[/bold] wrote: Further Proof hit the motorist easy money.[/p][/quote]It may not be the biggest issue in the world, but is the against the law and in my view anti-social. The law was originally introduced to deal with show-offs who insisted on sounding very loud horns repeatedly at all times of day and night. And to claim that you thought that older cars were exempt !?. On what basis ? I appreciate that other people won't agree, but picking and chosing which law you chose to adhere to is a very slippery slope.[/p][/quote]When they make up more and more laws to cover every possible reason why someone might be a bit annoyed about something, and Law Enforcement consider it's worth their while enforcing such silly pettiness, that's the slippery slope. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 33

9:07am Tue 29 Jul 14

scubadude says...

The Police in this town are as useless as the Council- our money is being p*ssed away by these morons, one of my employees lives next to noise regulation violators and drug den but the Police refuse to come round yet they haul over a wedding car for playing dixie- I hope those two cops sleep soundly in the beds at night knowing they kept that dangerous criminal off the streets- they should be ashamed of themselves for being so bl**dy boring.
The Police in this town are as useless as the Council- our money is being p*ssed away by these morons, one of my employees lives next to noise regulation violators and drug den but the Police refuse to come round yet they haul over a wedding car for playing dixie- I hope those two cops sleep soundly in the beds at night knowing they kept that dangerous criminal off the streets- they should be ashamed of themselves for being so bl**dy boring. scubadude
  • Score: 44

9:08am Tue 29 Jul 14

GaryC67 says...

Looks like it's a pre 1973 car so the horn is legal.
Looks like it's a pre 1973 car so the horn is legal. GaryC67
  • Score: 22

9:17am Tue 29 Jul 14

GaryC67 says...

The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986
Audible warning instruments

37. (1) (a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b), every motor vehicle which has a maximum speed of more than 20 mph shall be fitted with a horn, not being a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn.

(b)Sub-paragraph (a) shall not apply to an agricultural motor vehicle, unless it is being driven at more than 20 mph.

(2) Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident.
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 Audible warning instruments 37. (1) (a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b), every motor vehicle which has a maximum speed of more than 20 mph shall be fitted with a horn, not being a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn. (b)Sub-paragraph (a) shall not apply to an agricultural motor vehicle, unless it is being driven at more than 20 mph. (2) Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident. GaryC67
  • Score: 20

9:20am Tue 29 Jul 14

Mr irate says...

Can't quite believe that they have given them a summons for this offence. What a complete waste of the courts time and money and hopefully the judge will throw it out of his court for the joke that it is.
Can't quite believe that they have given them a summons for this offence. What a complete waste of the courts time and money and hopefully the judge will throw it out of his court for the joke that it is. Mr irate
  • Score: 46

9:51am Tue 29 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

And this is exactly why any respect for the police is at rock bottom.
Too frightened to deal with real problems like criminal damage and other law breaking by the travellers but jump on this one as it is easy pickings.
And this is exactly why any respect for the police is at rock bottom. Too frightened to deal with real problems like criminal damage and other law breaking by the travellers but jump on this one as it is easy pickings. burgerboy
  • Score: 58

10:21am Tue 29 Jul 14

david.payne says...

Is there any chance Dorset Police could spend a night on Littlemoor Road, they will make a million with speeding fixed penalty notices! is it just me or does the photo of the car bring back good memories of Saturday evening "Dukes of hazzard", good times!
Is there any chance Dorset Police could spend a night on Littlemoor Road, they will make a million with speeding fixed penalty notices! is it just me or does the photo of the car bring back good memories of Saturday evening "Dukes of hazzard", good times! david.payne
  • Score: 23

10:31am Tue 29 Jul 14

Rocksalt says...

GaryC67 wrote:
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986
Audible warning instruments

37. (1) (a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b), every motor vehicle which has a maximum speed of more than 20 mph shall be fitted with a horn, not being a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn.

(b)Sub-paragraph (a) shall not apply to an agricultural motor vehicle, unless it is being driven at more than 20 mph.

(2) Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident.
I don't think that a two tone horn ( where both tones sound simultaneously) is the same as a horn playing a tune. Others may know better
[quote][p][bold]GaryC67[/bold] wrote: The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 Audible warning instruments 37. (1) (a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b), every motor vehicle which has a maximum speed of more than 20 mph shall be fitted with a horn, not being a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn. (b)Sub-paragraph (a) shall not apply to an agricultural motor vehicle, unless it is being driven at more than 20 mph. (2) Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident.[/p][/quote]I don't think that a two tone horn ( where both tones sound simultaneously) is the same as a horn playing a tune. Others may know better Rocksalt
  • Score: 1

11:24am Tue 29 Jul 14

Bumpkin says...

Oh dear, this is unbelievable. Investigating suspicious deaths and deterring vandals are clearly too much for our local police service so they waste our money on easy targets. I hope someone makes a formal complaint to the chief constable and that a public apology is made to us the council tax payers and to the newly weds. After that, I would hope the police start doing what we pay them for.
Oh dear, this is unbelievable. Investigating suspicious deaths and deterring vandals are clearly too much for our local police service so they waste our money on easy targets. I hope someone makes a formal complaint to the chief constable and that a public apology is made to us the council tax payers and to the newly weds. After that, I would hope the police start doing what we pay them for. Bumpkin
  • Score: 30

11:49am Tue 29 Jul 14

skye2491 says...

It just show's the police don't have hearts it was there big day and they didn't have notthing better to do than pick on the couples big day hang your head in shame piglets. Easy targets are motorist
It just show's the police don't have hearts it was there big day and they didn't have notthing better to do than pick on the couples big day hang your head in shame piglets. Easy targets are motorist skye2491
  • Score: 29

1:01pm Tue 29 Jul 14

westbaywonder says...

The real reason for this childish mean act by plod was no doubt (Bragging Rights)
Could not resist it could they,oh no, have to spoil the fun for their own gain.
I would be putting in a claim against these ego boosting uniformed kids .
Having racing numbers showing on doors (uncovered) is illegal ,why was nothing said about that?
Just leave the citizens alone you fools and do something useful which the citizens are actually paying you to do !!!
The real reason for this childish mean act by plod was no doubt (Bragging Rights) Could not resist it could they,oh no, have to spoil the fun for their own gain. I would be putting in a claim against these ego boosting uniformed kids . Having racing numbers showing on doors (uncovered) is illegal ,why was nothing said about that? Just leave the citizens alone you fools and do something useful which the citizens are actually paying you to do !!! westbaywonder
  • Score: 23

1:03pm Tue 29 Jul 14

JackieMil6 says...

Oh my god, this country gets worse! Ive heard it all now. Why can't anyone enjoy themselves anymore without having to worry about the police getting involved in something so trlvial.
Oh my god, this country gets worse! Ive heard it all now. Why can't anyone enjoy themselves anymore without having to worry about the police getting involved in something so trlvial. JackieMil6
  • Score: 26

1:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Dorset69 says...

Get a life coppers for gods sake
Get a life coppers for gods sake Dorset69
  • Score: 27

1:24pm Tue 29 Jul 14

rbdeejay says...

GaryC67 wrote:
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986
Audible warning instruments

37. (1) (a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b), every motor vehicle which has a maximum speed of more than 20 mph shall be fitted with a horn, not being a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn.

(b)Sub-paragraph (a) shall not apply to an agricultural motor vehicle, unless it is being driven at more than 20 mph.

(2) Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident.
It's not the original horn so would have been fitted well after '73. but still there was no need for it, Especially on a couples wedding day with no apology disrespectful and disgraceful behaviour absolute jobsworths!
[quote][p][bold]GaryC67[/bold] wrote: The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 Audible warning instruments 37. (1) (a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b), every motor vehicle which has a maximum speed of more than 20 mph shall be fitted with a horn, not being a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn. (b)Sub-paragraph (a) shall not apply to an agricultural motor vehicle, unless it is being driven at more than 20 mph. (2) Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident.[/p][/quote]It's not the original horn so would have been fitted well after '73. but still there was no need for it, Especially on a couples wedding day with no apology disrespectful and disgraceful behaviour absolute jobsworths! rbdeejay
  • Score: 19

1:28pm Tue 29 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Get a grip wrote:
The police officers should be hauled up in forint of the chief constable on a charge of wasting police time.
What you are trying to say is, Officers Pinky and Perky need a good rollicking from Boss Hog Underhill for destroying any final credibility the police force ever had...........
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: The police officers should be hauled up in forint of the chief constable on a charge of wasting police time.[/p][/quote]What you are trying to say is, Officers Pinky and Perky need a good rollicking from Boss Hog Underhill for destroying any final credibility the police force ever had........... burgerboy
  • Score: 38

1:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

angrydorseter says...

rbdeejay wrote:
GaryC67 wrote:
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986
Audible warning instruments

37. (1) (a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b), every motor vehicle which has a maximum speed of more than 20 mph shall be fitted with a horn, not being a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn.

(b)Sub-paragraph (a) shall not apply to an agricultural motor vehicle, unless it is being driven at more than 20 mph.

(2) Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident.
It's not the original horn so would have been fitted well after '73. but still there was no need for it, Especially on a couples wedding day with no apology disrespectful and disgraceful behaviour absolute jobsworths!
The 1973 'on or before' is common in car related regulations etc, and it refers to the age of the vehicle. See MoT requirements etc, it's the first use of the vehicle.
[quote][p][bold]rbdeejay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GaryC67[/bold] wrote: The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 Audible warning instruments 37. (1) (a) Subject to sub-paragraph (b), every motor vehicle which has a maximum speed of more than 20 mph shall be fitted with a horn, not being a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn. (b)Sub-paragraph (a) shall not apply to an agricultural motor vehicle, unless it is being driven at more than 20 mph. (2) Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident.[/p][/quote]It's not the original horn so would have been fitted well after '73. but still there was no need for it, Especially on a couples wedding day with no apology disrespectful and disgraceful behaviour absolute jobsworths![/p][/quote]The 1973 'on or before' is common in car related regulations etc, and it refers to the age of the vehicle. See MoT requirements etc, it's the first use of the vehicle. angrydorseter
  • Score: 1

2:10pm Tue 29 Jul 14

portland rebel says...

lower the standards of recruitment and thats what we get, childlike police officers, who from what i can gather are not allowed to think for themselves any more.
lower the standards of recruitment and thats what we get, childlike police officers, who from what i can gather are not allowed to think for themselves any more. portland rebel
  • Score: 24

2:52pm Tue 29 Jul 14

terra firma says...

a headline writers dream - newly married couple get ****
a headline writers dream - newly married couple get **** terra firma
  • Score: 9

3:11pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Newground says...

Too many turds in the police these days.
Too many turds in the police these days. Newground
  • Score: 20

3:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

woteva41 says...

easy pickings but lack credibility
all these deaths on Dorset roads and they make a big issue out of minor traffic incident on a special day
next the big wigs will be complaining about lack of public help
i hope they the couple are within the regulations and demand an apology from the two 'officers' ???
in my day a word in your ear and "don't let it happen again" would gain more respect
easy pickings but lack credibility all these deaths on Dorset roads and they make a big issue out of minor traffic incident on a special day next the big wigs will be complaining about lack of public help i hope they the couple are within the regulations and demand an apology from the two 'officers' ??? in my day a word in your ear and "don't let it happen again" would gain more respect woteva41
  • Score: 23

4:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Brian@whappened.co.uk says...

What a waste of tax payers money, it's a pity we can't take it out of there wages, might make them think twice before being so stupid !
What a waste of tax payers money, it's a pity we can't take it out of there wages, might make them think twice before being so stupid ! Brian@whappened.co.uk
  • Score: 17

4:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tarka says...

Be thankfull no tin cans tied to the back of the wedding car or they would have thrown the book at him
Be thankfull no tin cans tied to the back of the wedding car or they would have thrown the book at him tarka
  • Score: 20

4:19pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

Maybe if they treated the work as a career rather than a job.
Maybe if they treated the work as a career rather than a job. Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: 12

5:04pm Tue 29 Jul 14

arlbergbahn says...

burgerboy wrote:
Get a grip wrote:
The police officers should be hauled up in forint of the chief constable on a charge of wasting police time.
What you are trying to say is, Officers Pinky and Perky need a good rollicking from Boss Hog Underhill for destroying any final credibility the police force ever had...........
Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane never even thought of trying to get the Duke brothers for having an illegal horn. He'd have had them bang to rights, see ...
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: The police officers should be hauled up in forint of the chief constable on a charge of wasting police time.[/p][/quote]What you are trying to say is, Officers Pinky and Perky need a good rollicking from Boss Hog Underhill for destroying any final credibility the police force ever had...........[/p][/quote]Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane never even thought of trying to get the Duke brothers for having an illegal horn. He'd have had them bang to rights, see ... arlbergbahn
  • Score: 12

6:16pm Tue 29 Jul 14

rightsideoftheriver says...

May I suggest it might be a better use of Police resurces to target the source of the engine revving, tyre screeching and horn blasting from the Asda Car Park that happens regularly well into the night, rather than come down like a "ton of bricks" on a couple on their wedding day? Can I also suggest that as respect for the police from across most of society is at an all time low incidents like this don't help ....................
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May I suggest it might be a better use of Police resurces to target the source of the engine revving, tyre screeching and horn blasting from the Asda Car Park that happens regularly well into the night, rather than come down like a "ton of bricks" on a couple on their wedding day? Can I also suggest that as respect for the police from across most of society is at an all time low incidents like this don't help .................... . rightsideoftheriver
  • Score: 22

10:10pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Newground says...

rightsideoftheriver wrote:
May I suggest it might be a better use of Police resurces to target the source of the engine revving, tyre screeching and horn blasting from the Asda Car Park that happens regularly well into the night, rather than come down like a "ton of bricks" on a couple on their wedding day? Can I also suggest that as respect for the police from across most of society is at an all time low incidents like this don't help ....................

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Ah but you see, a gang of yobs can be pretty scary. That's why the police keep their distance.

Newlyweds in a fancy car? They're hardly likely to spit and snarl. "We'll have you."

And the clearing up of this 'crime' allows the chief constable to boast that his brave boys are doing their job.
[quote][p][bold]rightsideoftheriver[/bold] wrote: May I suggest it might be a better use of Police resurces to target the source of the engine revving, tyre screeching and horn blasting from the Asda Car Park that happens regularly well into the night, rather than come down like a "ton of bricks" on a couple on their wedding day? Can I also suggest that as respect for the police from across most of society is at an all time low incidents like this don't help .................... .[/p][/quote]Ah but you see, a gang of yobs can be pretty scary. That's why the police keep their distance. Newlyweds in a fancy car? They're hardly likely to spit and snarl. "We'll have you." And the clearing up of this 'crime' allows the chief constable to boast that his brave boys are doing their job. Newground
  • Score: 17

11:27pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Dorsetvanman says...

Echo again taking a second hand story from a national paper from the previous day. Lazy reporters using facebook to get stories.
Echo again taking a second hand story from a national paper from the previous day. Lazy reporters using facebook to get stories. Dorsetvanman
  • Score: 0

11:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

cosmick wrote:
A couple of jokers these two coppers.
Just shows how they end up with no respect.
Fun is now being policed.
Try getting the police when you want them. Phoned 101 yesterday 3 times got cut off, phoned the pcc office said i could not get through to police the girl said to ring 999. Stupid.
No direct phone numbers to get in touch with them all through control with not enougth staff.
Tell me about it - I had cause to phone the Buttons two or three weeks ago, and it was all recordings apologising for keeping you waiting 'at this busy time' - it's ALWAYS a busy time !! And in the end I never actually got to speak to anyone. Why not tell the public the truth - it's all down to cuts necessitated by the wrongdoing of financial criminals of one shade or another, who rightly SHOULD be sewing mailbags in Wandsworth or the Scrubs (or whatever work they have to do in jail these days !!), rather than just taking it out on Jo Public again, as usual !!
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: A couple of jokers these two coppers. Just shows how they end up with no respect. Fun is now being policed. Try getting the police when you want them. Phoned 101 yesterday 3 times got cut off, phoned the pcc office said i could not get through to police the girl said to ring 999. Stupid. No direct phone numbers to get in touch with them all through control with not enougth staff.[/p][/quote]Tell me about it - I had cause to phone the Buttons two or three weeks ago, and it was all recordings apologising for keeping you waiting 'at this busy time' - it's ALWAYS a busy time !! And in the end I never actually got to speak to anyone. Why not tell the public the truth - it's all down to cuts necessitated by the wrongdoing of financial criminals of one shade or another, who rightly SHOULD be sewing mailbags in Wandsworth or the Scrubs (or whatever work they have to do in jail these days !!), rather than just taking it out on Jo Public again, as usual !! Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 11

11:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Presumably I'd be alright legally if I fitted the big speakers I've been thinking about, so I can play *Ride of the Valkyries* as I ride by on my cruiser ?? Not a horn, so okay ??!!
Presumably I'd be alright legally if I fitted the big speakers I've been thinking about, so I can play *Ride of the Valkyries* as I ride by on my cruiser ?? Not a horn, so okay ??!! Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 6

1:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Goldman says...

What the hell happened to common sense. Yes the horn is against the law but I sure a word in the ear would have sorted it.
What the hell happened to common sense. Yes the horn is against the law but I sure a word in the ear would have sorted it. Goldman
  • Score: 10

2:04pm Wed 30 Jul 14

February1948 says...

Well, it's a wedding day they'll never forget, but not for the right reasons. I hope there's a whip-round to cover any fine.
By the way, did anyone complain about the car horn?
Well, it's a wedding day they'll never forget, but not for the right reasons. I hope there's a whip-round to cover any fine. By the way, did anyone complain about the car horn? February1948
  • Score: 7

2:33am Thu 31 Jul 14

adam6900 says...

I hope the drivers see's this, he is correct the vehicle must be fitted with a single tone horn and is not allowed 2 tone horns (reserved for emergency services) Musical multi tone horns are not governed under the construction and use regulations, no motoring offence has been committed ..

Post from facebook
And the police wonder why the Public have no respect for them...... just a quick note, as long as the car is fitted with a standard horn, its totally legal... the only thing that is in the construction and use regulations is 2 ton horns as they are reserved for emergency services, there are no regs in force for multi tone


http://m.bournemouth
echo.co.uk/news/1137
2125.Wedding_driver_
to_face_court_for_so
unding__Dixie_Land__
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ewlyweds/?ref=fbshr

If you think this is disgusting share and message them on the FB page https://www.facebook
.com/dorsetpolice?re
f=ts&fref=ts
I hope the drivers see's this, he is correct the vehicle must be fitted with a single tone horn and is not allowed 2 tone horns (reserved for emergency services) Musical multi tone horns are not governed under the construction and use regulations, no motoring offence has been committed .. Post from facebook And the police wonder why the Public have no respect for them...... just a quick note, as long as the car is fitted with a standard horn, its totally legal... the only thing that is in the construction and use regulations is 2 ton horns as they are reserved for emergency services, there are no regs in force for multi tone http://m.bournemouth echo.co.uk/news/1137 2125.Wedding_driver_ to_face_court_for_so unding__Dixie_Land__ horn_as_he_carried_n ewlyweds/?ref=fbshr If you think this is disgusting share and message them on the FB page https://www.facebook .com/dorsetpolice?re f=ts&fref=ts adam6900
  • Score: 0

2:33am Thu 31 Jul 14

adam6900 says...

simon26r wrote:
WTF waste of time and money for a stupid horn. Wish the police done some decent crime stopping for once.
I hope the drivers see's this, he is correct the vehicle must be fitted with a single tone horn and is not allowed 2 tone horns (reserved for emergency services) Musical multi tone horns are not governed under the construction and use regulations, no motoring offence has been committed
[quote][p][bold]simon26r[/bold] wrote: WTF waste of time and money for a stupid horn. Wish the police done some decent crime stopping for once.[/p][/quote]I hope the drivers see's this, he is correct the vehicle must be fitted with a single tone horn and is not allowed 2 tone horns (reserved for emergency services) Musical multi tone horns are not governed under the construction and use regulations, no motoring offence has been committed adam6900
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Hippyhooker says...

The backward people again trying to choose what laws should and should not apply to them !
The backward people again trying to choose what laws should and should not apply to them ! Hippyhooker
  • Score: -4

7:34pm Thu 31 Jul 14

3rdAccount says...

What a great picture, took me right beck to my childhood - yeeee haaaa!

And yes, of course the police should have used some common sense here. I know a few above will say the law is the law but if you always applied that argument the Police would spend all their time enforcing trivial laws instead of keeping us all safe.......

Still, looking on the Brightside, at least they will have a great photo and a great "remember when" to treasure forever.
What a great picture, took me right beck to my childhood - yeeee haaaa! And yes, of course the police should have used some common sense here. I know a few above will say the law is the law but if you always applied that argument the Police would spend all their time enforcing trivial laws instead of keeping us all safe....... Still, looking on the Brightside, at least they will have a great photo and a great "remember when" to treasure forever. 3rdAccount
  • Score: 1

7:41pm Thu 31 Jul 14

3rdAccount says...

PS - I want that car....
PS - I want that car.... 3rdAccount
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Fri 1 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

What a sick pathetic place this country has become when our police have nothing better to do than that. People in Weymouth and Dorchester are targetted by horrible sneaky thieves and our police stop a married couple for sounding a horn .
What a sick pathetic place this country has become when our police have nothing better to do than that. People in Weymouth and Dorchester are targetted by horrible sneaky thieves and our police stop a married couple for sounding a horn . toyota777
  • Score: 5

8:30am Sat 2 Aug 14

Simesen says...

Hippyhooker wrote:
The backward people again trying to choose what laws should and should not apply to them !
Unfortunately there are still stupid and outdated laws, and it seems a total lack of common sense by a few enforcers.
[quote][p][bold]Hippyhooker[/bold] wrote: The backward people again trying to choose what laws should and should not apply to them ![/p][/quote]Unfortunately there are still stupid and outdated laws, and it seems a total lack of common sense by a few enforcers. Simesen
  • Score: 2

8:34am Sat 2 Aug 14

Simesen says...

Goldman wrote:
What the hell happened to common sense. Yes the horn is against the law but I sure a word in the ear would have sorted it.
Only possibly against the Law!
[quote][p][bold]Goldman[/bold] wrote: What the hell happened to common sense. Yes the horn is against the law but I sure a word in the ear would have sorted it.[/p][/quote]Only possibly against the Law! Simesen
  • Score: 1

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