200 motorists caught in driving crackdown

200 motorists caught in driving crackdown

200 motorists caught in driving crackdown

First published in News

Officers caught hundreds of motorists flouting the law during a targeted ‘no excuse’ operation in Dorset.

Enforcement officers staged the operation yesterday on the the A35, A31, A348, A350 and A352.

The aim of the ‘no excuse’ day of action was to target motorcyclists and drivers following community concerns about speeding in the area.

One member of the public wrote: “They are putting their lives and local people’s lives in great danger.” Another stated: “I know you can’t be everywhere, but it is concerning that some drivers think the roads are raceways. I fully support what you do and it protects me and my family.”

Of the 207 motoring offences detected during the operation, 194 were for speeding. One man stopped for speeding offered the excuse: “I need the toilet.” While another man caught travelling at 71mph in a 50mph zone told the officer: “My wife is going to kill me.”

A total of six vehicles were seized by officers for being driven without insurance and several drivers received tickets for driving without due care and attention and inconsiderate driving.

One driver, who thought it a good idea to flash his headlights to warn oncoming motorists there were officers about, found himself flashing an unmarked police car. When he was stopped, officers discovered he had no tax or insurance and his vehicle was seized.

Brian Austin, Operations Manager for Road Safety at Dorset Police, said: “Although reports received from the public raised concerns over motorcycles and cars there were very few bikes out on the night.

“This ‘no excuse’ operation yet again proves that motorists are still putting themselves and other road users at risk with their bad driving.

“While this continues, so will our ‘no excuse’ operations.”

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1:19pm Wed 27 Aug 14

portland rebel says...

shame they cant do the same with crime
shame they cant do the same with crime portland rebel
  • Score: 51

1:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Bully669 says...

portland rebel wrote:
shame they cant do the same with crime
easy targets says it all really
[quote][p][bold]portland rebel[/bold] wrote: shame they cant do the same with crime[/p][/quote]easy targets says it all really Bully669
  • Score: 30

1:54pm Wed 27 Aug 14

cosmick says...

13 with no tax / ins yes good nick. 196 for speeding a monkey could that.
Thats why they park that van and use it as a cash cow for speeders.
Real crime gets left.
13 with no tax / ins yes good nick. 196 for speeding a monkey could that. Thats why they park that van and use it as a cash cow for speeders. Real crime gets left. cosmick
  • Score: 25

2:38pm Wed 27 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

So much easier than catching real villains.
So much easier than catching real villains. toyota777
  • Score: 25

2:41pm Wed 27 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

So much easier than catching real villains
So much easier than catching real villains toyota777
  • Score: -11

2:57pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Dorset69 says...

What is it this month ? Funds low or targets down. Get on with some real crime fighting for once
What is it this month ? Funds low or targets down. Get on with some real crime fighting for once Dorset69
  • Score: 14

3:04pm Wed 27 Aug 14

pigfarmer says...

We've had several years of this 'No excuse' cash raising exercise and what do we have to show for it ?

A doubling of fatalities on Dorset roads, and a farce of a review into the Road safety partnerships behaviour (Holes bay camera/driver awareness courses etc.)

If 200 REAL criminals could be fleeced of £100 each on a regular basis, then there might be more effort made.
We've had several years of this 'No excuse' cash raising exercise and what do we have to show for it ? A doubling of fatalities on Dorset roads, and a farce of a review into the Road safety partnerships behaviour (Holes bay camera/driver awareness courses etc.) If 200 REAL criminals could be fleeced of £100 each on a regular basis, then there might be more effort made. pigfarmer
  • Score: 34

3:13pm Wed 27 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

Criminals usually get off for first offence not for speeding though, fixed penalty for that.
Criminals usually get off for first offence not for speeding though, fixed penalty for that. toyota777
  • Score: 21

3:19pm Wed 27 Aug 14

burgerboy says...

No mention of Pinky and Perky Piglet wrongly stopping and charging a motorist for having dukes of hazard horns then........
No mention of Pinky and Perky Piglet wrongly stopping and charging a motorist for having dukes of hazard horns then........ burgerboy
  • Score: 35

3:25pm Wed 27 Aug 14

connie68 says...

Well done Dorset Police!..if you don't flout the law then you wouldn't get done...
Well done Dorset Police!..if you don't flout the law then you wouldn't get done... connie68
  • Score: 6

3:46pm Wed 27 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

burgerboy wrote:
No mention of Pinky and Perky Piglet wrongly stopping and charging a motorist for having dukes of hazard horns then........
They lost money on that one so now they have to get it back to get back in the good books.
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: No mention of Pinky and Perky Piglet wrongly stopping and charging a motorist for having dukes of hazard horns then........[/p][/quote]They lost money on that one so now they have to get it back to get back in the good books. toyota777
  • Score: 3

4:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

technium says...

connie68 wrote:
Well done Dorset Police!..if you don't flout the law then you wouldn't get done...
This is correct but people are more fed up with the Police taking the easy option and catching the motorists than actually dealing with bigger criminals. Id rather they spent the same amount of time and effort on trying to catch some of the drug dealers or house breakers at least our neighbourhood would feel alot safer.
[quote][p][bold]connie68[/bold] wrote: Well done Dorset Police!..if you don't flout the law then you wouldn't get done...[/p][/quote]This is correct but people are more fed up with the Police taking the easy option and catching the motorists than actually dealing with bigger criminals. Id rather they spent the same amount of time and effort on trying to catch some of the drug dealers or house breakers at least our neighbourhood would feel alot safer. technium
  • Score: 39

5:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Agniesca says...

A safe speed is a function of road conditions, driver condition, traffic conditions and vehicle condition. A pole with a number on it is merely a guess, I've recently seen speed limits increased and decreased as those in authority revise their guesses.
A safe speed is a function of road conditions, driver condition, traffic conditions and vehicle condition. A pole with a number on it is merely a guess, I've recently seen speed limits increased and decreased as those in authority revise their guesses. Agniesca
  • Score: 1

7:19pm Wed 27 Aug 14

algy says...

Whose the idiot and drives a car with no tax and no insurance decides to draw attention to himself by flashing his headlights at oncoming police cars.
Whose the idiot and drives a car with no tax and no insurance decides to draw attention to himself by flashing his headlights at oncoming police cars. algy
  • Score: 30

8:03pm Wed 27 Aug 14

marabout says...

Well done Dorset Police. It is about time these criminals were caught and charged.
Well done Dorset Police. It is about time these criminals were caught and charged. marabout
  • Score: -5

9:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

User-name says...

I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?
I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them? User-name
  • Score: 12

9:57pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Saddler says...

Well done catching no insurance and tax dodgers. Can you bring the van to Easton sometimes and catch a few excesive speedsters.
Well done catching no insurance and tax dodgers. Can you bring the van to Easton sometimes and catch a few excesive speedsters. Saddler
  • Score: 16

10:06pm Wed 27 Aug 14

jmc1 says...

User-name wrote:
I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?
How did you know they were doing 85 mph
[quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?[/p][/quote]How did you know they were doing 85 mph jmc1
  • Score: 12

10:30pm Wed 27 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

marabout wrote:
Well done Dorset Police. It is about time these criminals were caught and charged.
I agree and as an added bonus it keeps taxes and insurance costs down for law abiding citizens. More please Dorset Police, squeeze these law breakers until they really do squeal, then they might stop.
[quote][p][bold]marabout[/bold] wrote: Well done Dorset Police. It is about time these criminals were caught and charged.[/p][/quote]I agree and as an added bonus it keeps taxes and insurance costs down for law abiding citizens. More please Dorset Police, squeeze these law breakers until they really do squeal, then they might stop. breamoreboy
  • Score: 10

11:11pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Wey-Dave says...

Its very easy to have a go at the police for stopping speeding cars, but at the end of the day if you exceed the speed limit You are braking the law and that makes you a criminal, Ask any Doctor or nurse that works in an A&E what they think of drivers that cause accidents through speed of drinking. The victim that is left with no car when an uninsured driver hits them. The family that has a child knocked down by a joy rider. They will all say the same some drivers are criminals. Its very simple drive according to the law and the Police would not have to waste time on operations like this.
Its very easy to have a go at the police for stopping speeding cars, but at the end of the day if you exceed the speed limit You are braking the law and that makes you a criminal, Ask any Doctor or nurse that works in an A&E what they think of drivers that cause accidents through speed of drinking. The victim that is left with no car when an uninsured driver hits them. The family that has a child knocked down by a joy rider. They will all say the same some drivers are criminals. Its very simple drive according to the law and the Police would not have to waste time on operations like this. Wey-Dave
  • Score: 21

11:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

User-name says...

jmc1 wrote:
User-name wrote:
I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?
How did you know they were doing 85 mph
Because I've been driving
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?[/p][/quote]How did you know they were doing 85 mph[/p][/quote]Because I've been driving User-name
  • Score: -9

11:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

User-name says...

jmc1 wrote:
User-name wrote:
I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?
How did you know they were doing 85 mph
Because I've been driving
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?[/p][/quote]How did you know they were doing 85 mph[/p][/quote]Because I've been driving User-name
  • Score: -9

11:43pm Wed 27 Aug 14

User-name says...

jmc1 wrote:
User-name wrote:
I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?
How did you know they were doing 85 mph
Because I've been driving long enough to know roughly what speed someone is doing when they come past you and then disappear into the horizon?
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?[/p][/quote]How did you know they were doing 85 mph[/p][/quote]Because I've been driving long enough to know roughly what speed someone is doing when they come past you and then disappear into the horizon? User-name
  • Score: 0

7:27am Thu 28 Aug 14

Genghis says...

User-name wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
User-name wrote:
I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?
How did you know they were doing 85 mph
Because I've been driving long enough to know roughly what speed someone is doing when they come past you and then disappear into the horizon?
So, did you report them?
[quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?[/p][/quote]How did you know they were doing 85 mph[/p][/quote]Because I've been driving long enough to know roughly what speed someone is doing when they come past you and then disappear into the horizon?[/p][/quote]So, did you report them? Genghis
  • Score: 1

7:43am Thu 28 Aug 14

The Fish says...

Wey-Dave wrote:
Its very easy to have a go at the police for stopping speeding cars, but at the end of the day if you exceed the speed limit You are braking the law and that makes you a criminal, Ask any Doctor or nurse that works in an A&E what they think of drivers that cause accidents through speed of drinking. The victim that is left with no car when an uninsured driver hits them. The family that has a child knocked down by a joy rider. They will all say the same some drivers are criminals. Its very simple drive according to the law and the Police would not have to waste time on operations like this.
Made me laugh - 'BRAKING the law' and 'through speed OF drinking'.
[quote][p][bold]Wey-Dave[/bold] wrote: Its very easy to have a go at the police for stopping speeding cars, but at the end of the day if you exceed the speed limit You are braking the law and that makes you a criminal, Ask any Doctor or nurse that works in an A&E what they think of drivers that cause accidents through speed of drinking. The victim that is left with no car when an uninsured driver hits them. The family that has a child knocked down by a joy rider. They will all say the same some drivers are criminals. Its very simple drive according to the law and the Police would not have to waste time on operations like this.[/p][/quote]Made me laugh - 'BRAKING the law' and 'through speed OF drinking'. The Fish
  • Score: -4

8:32am Thu 28 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

About time people were fined for not spelling properly.
About time people were fined for not spelling properly. toyota777
  • Score: 5

8:34am Thu 28 Aug 14

Agniesca says...

In my experience, the policy are rational beings and will only stop you if you are driving dangerous manner or if they know that your car is untaxed/insured. Speeding cameras do not hae the ability to make such judgements.
In my experience, the policy are rational beings and will only stop you if you are driving dangerous manner or if they know that your car is untaxed/insured. Speeding cameras do not hae the ability to make such judgements. Agniesca
  • Score: 5

9:11am Thu 28 Aug 14

dorsetspeed says...

This will one day be exposed as one of the biggest scandals there have been. I can confidently use the words corruption and fraud in relation to Dorset Polices moneymaking / job preservation purposes in relation to speed cameras, and Martyn Underhill is now right in the middle of it and protecting it.

The bottom line is that allowing those whose jobs depend on enforcement income to decide on enforcement activities (a fundamental and blatant conflict of interest) is corrupting the Police and numerous other authorities and preventing honest and effective road safety work, and its therefore costing lives. And it shows - while "driver education" has been massively ramped up in Dorset in the last few years, and we have had to put up with congestion and pollution increase resulting from absurd traffic calming projects, speed reductions, lane removals and traffic lights etc., the steep negative slope we had for road deaths and serious injuries has halted and is now increasing and road deaths have gone up every year.

Full info about the cover up is now on my home page: www.dorsetspeed.org.
uk
This will one day be exposed as one of the biggest scandals there have been. I can confidently use the words corruption and fraud in relation to Dorset Polices moneymaking / job preservation purposes in relation to speed cameras, and Martyn Underhill is now right in the middle of it and protecting it. The bottom line is that allowing those whose jobs depend on enforcement income to decide on enforcement activities (a fundamental and blatant conflict of interest) is corrupting the Police and numerous other authorities and preventing honest and effective road safety work, and its therefore costing lives. And it shows - while "driver education" has been massively ramped up in Dorset in the last few years, and we have had to put up with congestion and pollution increase resulting from absurd traffic calming projects, speed reductions, lane removals and traffic lights etc., the steep negative slope we had for road deaths and serious injuries has halted and is now increasing and road deaths have gone up every year. Full info about the cover up is now on my home page: www.dorsetspeed.org. uk dorsetspeed
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Thu 28 Aug 14

nothctap says...

For anyone wanting to try and avoid getting caught by these entrapment cash machines, please join the Facebook group "Dorset Speed Camera Location Notifications"

The group has over 8,000 members who use the roads and post when a speed camera is spotted thus notifying all other members in the group!

Please help spread the word about this group to help avoid this "zero tolerance, no excuse" ploy.
For anyone wanting to try and avoid getting caught by these entrapment cash machines, please join the Facebook group "Dorset Speed Camera Location Notifications" The group has over 8,000 members who use the roads and post when a speed camera is spotted thus notifying all other members in the group! Please help spread the word about this group to help avoid this "zero tolerance, no excuse" ploy. nothctap
  • Score: -1

2:02pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Under35andout says...

there is a reason i got a clean license i OBEY THE SPEED , if others did it too then maybe there would be no need for this , untill then keep them radar guns targetted at these criminals thats what there are IDIOTS ALL OF YOU
there is a reason i got a clean license i OBEY THE SPEED , if others did it too then maybe there would be no need for this , untill then keep them radar guns targetted at these criminals thats what there are IDIOTS ALL OF YOU Under35andout
  • Score: 6

2:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

dorsetspeed says...

Under35andout wrote:
there is a reason i got a clean license i OBEY THE SPEED , if others did it too then maybe there would be no need for this , untill then keep them radar guns targetted at these criminals thats what there are IDIOTS ALL OF YOU
There is a reason that there are a large number of dangerous drivers out there, including deliberate and excessive speeders, with clean licences - targeting the easiest and most numerable offences doesn't target them
[quote][p][bold]Under35andout[/bold] wrote: there is a reason i got a clean license i OBEY THE SPEED , if others did it too then maybe there would be no need for this , untill then keep them radar guns targetted at these criminals thats what there are IDIOTS ALL OF YOU[/p][/quote]There is a reason that there are a large number of dangerous drivers out there, including deliberate and excessive speeders, with clean licences - targeting the easiest and most numerable offences doesn't target them dorsetspeed
  • Score: -4

6:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

jmc1 says...

User-name wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
User-name wrote:
I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?
How did you know they were doing 85 mph
Because I've been driving long enough to know roughly what speed someone is doing when they come past you and then disappear into the horizon?
I hope your knowledge of speed is better than your keyboard skills and if it's a rough speed it's not 85 mph,it's approximately 85 mph
[quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?[/p][/quote]How did you know they were doing 85 mph[/p][/quote]Because I've been driving long enough to know roughly what speed someone is doing when they come past you and then disappear into the horizon?[/p][/quote]I hope your knowledge of speed is better than your keyboard skills and if it's a rough speed it's not 85 mph,it's approximately 85 mph jmc1
  • Score: 3

10:05pm Thu 28 Aug 14

ksmain says...

Bully669 wrote:
portland rebel wrote:
shame they cant do the same with crime
easy targets says it all really
No it isn't - it is silly idiot drivers making themselves easy targets.

it is quite simple really - the rules are there, they are well publicised so there is NO EXCUSE.
[quote][p][bold]Bully669[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]portland rebel[/bold] wrote: shame they cant do the same with crime[/p][/quote]easy targets says it all really[/p][/quote]No it isn't - it is silly idiot drivers making themselves easy targets. it is quite simple really - the rules are there, they are well publicised so there is NO EXCUSE. ksmain
  • Score: 4

10:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

ksmain says...

pigfarmer wrote:
We've had several years of this 'No excuse' cash raising exercise and what do we have to show for it ?

A doubling of fatalities on Dorset roads, and a farce of a review into the Road safety partnerships behaviour (Holes bay camera/driver awareness courses etc.)

If 200 REAL criminals could be fleeced of £100 each on a regular basis, then there might be more effort made.
Yes - but aren't those who were caught in this exercise criminals? After all - they were all found to have broken the law.
[quote][p][bold]pigfarmer[/bold] wrote: We've had several years of this 'No excuse' cash raising exercise and what do we have to show for it ? A doubling of fatalities on Dorset roads, and a farce of a review into the Road safety partnerships behaviour (Holes bay camera/driver awareness courses etc.) If 200 REAL criminals could be fleeced of £100 each on a regular basis, then there might be more effort made.[/p][/quote]Yes - but aren't those who were caught in this exercise criminals? After all - they were all found to have broken the law. ksmain
  • Score: 3

11:28pm Thu 28 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

dorsetspeed wrote:
This will one day be exposed as one of the biggest scandals there have been. I can confidently use the words corruption and fraud in relation to Dorset Polices moneymaking / job preservation purposes in relation to speed cameras, and Martyn Underhill is now right in the middle of it and protecting it.

The bottom line is that allowing those whose jobs depend on enforcement income to decide on enforcement activities (a fundamental and blatant conflict of interest) is corrupting the Police and numerous other authorities and preventing honest and effective road safety work, and its therefore costing lives. And it shows - while "driver education" has been massively ramped up in Dorset in the last few years, and we have had to put up with congestion and pollution increase resulting from absurd traffic calming projects, speed reductions, lane removals and traffic lights etc., the steep negative slope we had for road deaths and serious injuries has halted and is now increasing and road deaths have gone up every year.

Full info about the cover up is now on my home page: www.dorsetspeed.org.

uk
Not long before Dead Stupid is back. Anything original to say, no of course not?
[quote][p][bold]dorsetspeed[/bold] wrote: This will one day be exposed as one of the biggest scandals there have been. I can confidently use the words corruption and fraud in relation to Dorset Polices moneymaking / job preservation purposes in relation to speed cameras, and Martyn Underhill is now right in the middle of it and protecting it. The bottom line is that allowing those whose jobs depend on enforcement income to decide on enforcement activities (a fundamental and blatant conflict of interest) is corrupting the Police and numerous other authorities and preventing honest and effective road safety work, and its therefore costing lives. And it shows - while "driver education" has been massively ramped up in Dorset in the last few years, and we have had to put up with congestion and pollution increase resulting from absurd traffic calming projects, speed reductions, lane removals and traffic lights etc., the steep negative slope we had for road deaths and serious injuries has halted and is now increasing and road deaths have gone up every year. Full info about the cover up is now on my home page: www.dorsetspeed.org. uk[/p][/quote]Not long before Dead Stupid is back. Anything original to say, no of course not? breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

9:16am Fri 29 Aug 14

The Yardy says...

Thinking purely from the human angle, if you where a Police Officer which part of the job would you all rather do: -

1/ Issue a fixed penalty notices for assorted motoring offensives.

2/ Attend a road traffic accident (rta), where multiple people have just been injured or killed due to speeding etc.

3/ Knock on someone's front door to tell the occupant that a family member as just died in a rta.

Number 1 would be my choice.
Thinking purely from the human angle, if you where a Police Officer which part of the job would you all rather do: - 1/ Issue a fixed penalty notices for assorted motoring offensives. 2/ Attend a road traffic accident (rta), where multiple people have just been injured or killed due to speeding etc. 3/ Knock on someone's front door to tell the occupant that a family member as just died in a rta. Number 1 would be my choice. The Yardy
  • Score: 2

9:20am Fri 29 Aug 14

dorsetspeed says...

The Yardy wrote:
Thinking purely from the human angle, if you where a Police Officer which part of the job would you all rather do: -

1/ Issue a fixed penalty notices for assorted motoring offensives.

2/ Attend a road traffic accident (rta), where multiple people have just been injured or killed due to speeding etc.

3/ Knock on someone's front door to tell the occupant that a family member as just died in a rta.

Number 1 would be my choice.
Me too, unfortunately, although enforcement and education have been massively ramped up over recent years, KSI counts which were on the way down have now reversed and are going up, so unfortunately it's not quite as simple as that.
[quote][p][bold]The Yardy[/bold] wrote: Thinking purely from the human angle, if you where a Police Officer which part of the job would you all rather do: - 1/ Issue a fixed penalty notices for assorted motoring offensives. 2/ Attend a road traffic accident (rta), where multiple people have just been injured or killed due to speeding etc. 3/ Knock on someone's front door to tell the occupant that a family member as just died in a rta. Number 1 would be my choice.[/p][/quote]Me too, unfortunately, although enforcement and education have been massively ramped up over recent years, KSI counts which were on the way down have now reversed and are going up, so unfortunately it's not quite as simple as that. dorsetspeed
  • Score: 3

9:24am Fri 29 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

The Yardy wrote:
Thinking purely from the human angle, if you where a Police Officer which part of the job would you all rather do: -

1/ Issue a fixed penalty notices for assorted motoring offensives.

2/ Attend a road traffic accident (rta), where multiple people have just been injured or killed due to speeding etc.

3/ Knock on someone's front door to tell the occupant that a family member as just died in a rta.

Number 1 would be my choice.
I would suggest someone with that attitude should find another job.
[quote][p][bold]The Yardy[/bold] wrote: Thinking purely from the human angle, if you where a Police Officer which part of the job would you all rather do: - 1/ Issue a fixed penalty notices for assorted motoring offensives. 2/ Attend a road traffic accident (rta), where multiple people have just been injured or killed due to speeding etc. 3/ Knock on someone's front door to tell the occupant that a family member as just died in a rta. Number 1 would be my choice.[/p][/quote]I would suggest someone with that attitude should find another job. toyota777
  • Score: -9

6:07pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Noidear says...

nothctap wrote:
For anyone wanting to try and avoid getting caught by these entrapment cash machines, please join the Facebook group "Dorset Speed Camera Location Notifications"

The group has over 8,000 members who use the roads and post when a speed camera is spotted thus notifying all other members in the group!

Please help spread the word about this group to help avoid this "zero tolerance, no excuse" ploy.
If u don't speed it won't take your photo will it. How stupid do you need to be to not understand. Go to Russia and see the driving standards there, then all 8000 of you might understand why we have speed limits. One of these days you might hav a friend of yours killed by a idiot speeding.
[quote][p][bold]nothctap[/bold] wrote: For anyone wanting to try and avoid getting caught by these entrapment cash machines, please join the Facebook group "Dorset Speed Camera Location Notifications" The group has over 8,000 members who use the roads and post when a speed camera is spotted thus notifying all other members in the group! Please help spread the word about this group to help avoid this "zero tolerance, no excuse" ploy.[/p][/quote]If u don't speed it won't take your photo will it. How stupid do you need to be to not understand. Go to Russia and see the driving standards there, then all 8000 of you might understand why we have speed limits. One of these days you might hav a friend of yours killed by a idiot speeding. Noidear
  • Score: 5

7:36pm Fri 29 Aug 14

dorsetspeed says...

Noidear wrote:
nothctap wrote:
For anyone wanting to try and avoid getting caught by these entrapment cash machines, please join the Facebook group "Dorset Speed Camera Location Notifications"

The group has over 8,000 members who use the roads and post when a speed camera is spotted thus notifying all other members in the group!

Please help spread the word about this group to help avoid this "zero tolerance, no excuse" ploy.
If u don't speed it won't take your photo will it. How stupid do you need to be to not understand. Go to Russia and see the driving standards there, then all 8000 of you might understand why we have speed limits. One of these days you might hav a friend of yours killed by a idiot speeding.
I don't think any of those 8000 don't understand that if you don't speed it won't take a photo. In fact, I don't think any of them are against the principles of speed limits and enforcements either, I'm certainly not. I think they would be quite happy with proportionate enforcement of reasonable limits as a part of wider, competent, honest road safety efforts.
[quote][p][bold]Noidear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothctap[/bold] wrote: For anyone wanting to try and avoid getting caught by these entrapment cash machines, please join the Facebook group "Dorset Speed Camera Location Notifications" The group has over 8,000 members who use the roads and post when a speed camera is spotted thus notifying all other members in the group! Please help spread the word about this group to help avoid this "zero tolerance, no excuse" ploy.[/p][/quote]If u don't speed it won't take your photo will it. How stupid do you need to be to not understand. Go to Russia and see the driving standards there, then all 8000 of you might understand why we have speed limits. One of these days you might hav a friend of yours killed by a idiot speeding.[/p][/quote]I don't think any of those 8000 don't understand that if you don't speed it won't take a photo. In fact, I don't think any of them are against the principles of speed limits and enforcements either, I'm certainly not. I think they would be quite happy with proportionate enforcement of reasonable limits as a part of wider, competent, honest road safety efforts. dorsetspeed
  • Score: 2

10:04am Sat 30 Aug 14

Agniesca says...

dorsetspeed wrote:
Noidear wrote:
nothctap wrote:
For anyone wanting to try and avoid getting caught by these entrapment cash machines, please join the Facebook group "Dorset Speed Camera Location Notifications"

The group has over 8,000 members who use the roads and post when a speed camera is spotted thus notifying all other members in the group!

Please help spread the word about this group to help avoid this "zero tolerance, no excuse" ploy.
If u don't speed it won't take your photo will it. How stupid do you need to be to not understand. Go to Russia and see the driving standards there, then all 8000 of you might understand why we have speed limits. One of these days you might hav a friend of yours killed by a idiot speeding.
I don't think any of those 8000 don't understand that if you don't speed it won't take a photo. In fact, I don't think any of them are against the principles of speed limits and enforcements either, I'm certainly not. I think they would be quite happy with proportionate enforcement of reasonable limits as a part of wider, competent, honest road safety efforts.
I am against the principle of fixed speed limits, the M25 has had variable speed limits for years, these being varied according to local conditions, with modern technology this could easily be extended to major roads throughout the county
[quote][p][bold]dorsetspeed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noidear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothctap[/bold] wrote: For anyone wanting to try and avoid getting caught by these entrapment cash machines, please join the Facebook group "Dorset Speed Camera Location Notifications" The group has over 8,000 members who use the roads and post when a speed camera is spotted thus notifying all other members in the group! Please help spread the word about this group to help avoid this "zero tolerance, no excuse" ploy.[/p][/quote]If u don't speed it won't take your photo will it. How stupid do you need to be to not understand. Go to Russia and see the driving standards there, then all 8000 of you might understand why we have speed limits. One of these days you might hav a friend of yours killed by a idiot speeding.[/p][/quote]I don't think any of those 8000 don't understand that if you don't speed it won't take a photo. In fact, I don't think any of them are against the principles of speed limits and enforcements either, I'm certainly not. I think they would be quite happy with proportionate enforcement of reasonable limits as a part of wider, competent, honest road safety efforts.[/p][/quote]I am against the principle of fixed speed limits, the M25 has had variable speed limits for years, these being varied according to local conditions, with modern technology this could easily be extended to major roads throughout the county Agniesca
  • Score: 1

7:29pm Sat 30 Aug 14

User-name says...

jmc1 wrote:
User-name wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
User-name wrote:
I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?
How did you know they were doing 85 mph
Because I've been driving long enough to know roughly what speed someone is doing when they come past you and then disappear into the horizon?
I hope your knowledge of speed is better than your keyboard skills and if it's a rough speed it's not 85 mph,it's approximately 85 mph
It has nothing to do with my keyboard skills, its the stupid mix of DE's mobile site and my phone. If you're going to be that much of a pedantic w****r then yes, it was roughly 85. Maybe it was 84, maybe it was 86. That doesn't address my point though, I wan still driving in a perfectly legal fashion (as anyone would with the police behind/beside them) and they were driving aggresively, yet all you is analyse my comment and not the points within it, you must live a very boring life.
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]User-name[/bold] wrote: I was driving down the A35 a few days ago and a police car was tailgating me (so close that at some points I couldn't see their lights) all the way from tesco to the dual carriageway, where they then shot past me at 85mph. No flashing lights no sirens. If it was me behind them doing that, guaranteed I would have a ticket. And they wonder why no one likes them?[/p][/quote]How did you know they were doing 85 mph[/p][/quote]Because I've been driving long enough to know roughly what speed someone is doing when they come past you and then disappear into the horizon?[/p][/quote]I hope your knowledge of speed is better than your keyboard skills and if it's a rough speed it's not 85 mph,it's approximately 85 mph[/p][/quote]It has nothing to do with my keyboard skills, its the stupid mix of DE's mobile site and my phone. If you're going to be that much of a pedantic w****r then yes, it was roughly 85. Maybe it was 84, maybe it was 86. That doesn't address my point though, I wan still driving in a perfectly legal fashion (as anyone would with the police behind/beside them) and they were driving aggresively, yet all you is analyse my comment and not the points within it, you must live a very boring life. User-name
  • Score: 2

5:02pm Sun 31 Aug 14

FrancisKing says...

The last time I was in Weymouth, over the summer, my mother was driving us back from Portland. Another driver, coming the other way and obviously in a hurry, overtook a line of cars which was already doing the speed limit. If my mother had not braked sharply there would have been a collision. This is what speeding means in practice - one day this kind of car driver will run out of luck, and someone will be hurt or killed. Of course to the 'why don't you catch a real criminal' fraternity, any such collision will be a terrible and unforeseeable accident.
The last time I was in Weymouth, over the summer, my mother was driving us back from Portland. Another driver, coming the other way and obviously in a hurry, overtook a line of cars which was already doing the speed limit. If my mother had not braked sharply there would have been a collision. This is what speeding means in practice - one day this kind of car driver will run out of luck, and someone will be hurt or killed. Of course to the 'why don't you catch a real criminal' fraternity, any such collision will be a terrible and unforeseeable accident. FrancisKing
  • Score: 1

4:13pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

toyota777 wrote:
So much easier than catching real villains
As opposed to people speeding and talking on mobiles that never kill people.
We should be trying to catch what burglars or pick pockets?
[quote][p][bold]toyota777[/bold] wrote: So much easier than catching real villains[/p][/quote]As opposed to people speeding and talking on mobiles that never kill people. We should be trying to catch what burglars or pick pockets? Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: -2

4:17pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

Nobody can deny the cold logic of traffic cameras - they drastically reduce speed and accidents.
You shouldn't be speeding and you shouldn't be talking on a mobile.
I have zero sympathy for those caught. You do the crime, you pay the consequences. Don't b*tch on about it. If you have all the money required to have a car legally on the road you should easily be able to pay the fine.
Nobody can deny the cold logic of traffic cameras - they drastically reduce speed and accidents. You shouldn't be speeding and you shouldn't be talking on a mobile. I have zero sympathy for those caught. You do the crime, you pay the consequences. Don't b*tch on about it. If you have all the money required to have a car legally on the road you should easily be able to pay the fine. Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: -4

4:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

dorsetspeed says...

Parkstreetshufle wrote:
Nobody can deny the cold logic of traffic cameras - they drastically reduce speed and accidents.
You shouldn't be speeding and you shouldn't be talking on a mobile.
I have zero sympathy for those caught. You do the crime, you pay the consequences. Don't b*tch on about it. If you have all the money required to have a car legally on the road you should easily be able to pay the fine.
They do reduce speed at the location they're at, which is about 1% of road space. They most certainly do not drastically reduce accidents though.
[quote][p][bold]Parkstreetshufle[/bold] wrote: Nobody can deny the cold logic of traffic cameras - they drastically reduce speed and accidents. You shouldn't be speeding and you shouldn't be talking on a mobile. I have zero sympathy for those caught. You do the crime, you pay the consequences. Don't b*tch on about it. If you have all the money required to have a car legally on the road you should easily be able to pay the fine.[/p][/quote]They do reduce speed at the location they're at, which is about 1% of road space. They most certainly do not drastically reduce accidents though. dorsetspeed
  • Score: 4

6:04pm Tue 2 Sep 14

toyota777 says...

I think there are too many non-drivers giving their opinion, even really experienced drivers can momentarily allow his speed to increase enough to trigger a camera when in an unfamiliar area with changing speed limits or being shoved along by the flow of traffic. That doesn't make someone a criminal as some pedestrians seem to think.
I think there are too many non-drivers giving their opinion, even really experienced drivers can momentarily allow his speed to increase enough to trigger a camera when in an unfamiliar area with changing speed limits or being shoved along by the flow of traffic. That doesn't make someone a criminal as some pedestrians seem to think. toyota777
  • Score: 3
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