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    weyjim wrote:
    It appears that the police are damned if they do and damned if they dont. We complain when they sit around eating doughnuts and the complain some more when they actively try to tackle the road safety issues we have in the county. Do the officers on this No excuses campaign investigate crime or are they traffic police? I have seen thousands of terrible drivers around the county and as a safe and considerate driver, I welcome the actions taken against those that cannot obey the law of the land. I for one having nothing to fear, as I stick to the speed limits and ignore my phone until I am parked safely! If it saves one life, then I applaud their action. Would still like to see more police out and about tho, rather than indoors writing endless reports.
    "I have seen thousands of terrible drivers around the county" - so are the police being effective, or are they not?

    "I for one having nothing to fear, as I stick to the speed limits and ignore my phone until I am parked safely!" - just like all those other drivers who have nothing to fear, as they have learned to slow down / hide their mobile when they go past a bright yellow box / stripy van. And others who have no fear, because their really dangerous driving, tailgating, road rage, bad overtaking, etc. is not targeted at all because it doesn't make enough money."
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Bad drivers still have 'No Excuse'

First published in News

POLICE have revealed more excuses given by bad drivers caught by their 'No Excuses' campaign.

A young motorcyclist told officers on Chickerell Road that it was unfair of them to wait at the bottom of the hill because his bike goes faster downhill.

He was travelling at 42mph.

And a woman travelling at 44mph on Littlemoor Road told officers she was keeping up with the flow of traffic.

She changed her defence when police pointed out she was the only vehicle on the road at the time.

According to the latest figures, officers and safety cameras issued 957 tickets to bad drivers on Dorset roads in March 2012.

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