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(Some Guy)   Go 30 and you're cited for speeding; go 20 and you're cited for blocking traffic. Well played, British cops   (wirralglobe.co.uk) divider line
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2020-11-24 9:47:53 AM  
Done by the same group?
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-11-24 9:48:16 AM  
I remember a TV newsmagazine segment from the 1990s. A reporter was riding along with a Virginia trooper. He pulled over a confused German visitor for speeding. Speed limit probably 55 when it would have been 75+ back home. So the driver crawled off well below the speed limit and was immediately pulled over again for an even bigger ticket.
 
2020-11-24 10:07:58 AM  
Maybe it's meant to be cumulative
 
2020-11-24 11:08:01 AM  
Scheduling issues for stuff isn't new.
 
2020-11-24 11:25:26 AM  
The local constabulary described the signage as rubbish and declared the rogue knackered.
 
2020-11-24 11:30:13 AM  

Gubbo: Maybe it's meant to be cumulative


Got it!  So, 50 it is!
 
2020-11-24 11:30:30 AM  

ZAZ: I remember a TV newsmagazine segment from the 1990s. A reporter was riding along with a Virginia trooper. He pulled over a confused German visitor for speeding. Speed limit probably 55 when it would have been 75+ back home. So the driver crawled off well below the speed limit and was immediately pulled over again for an even bigger ticket.


CSB:

A few years back, one of my coworkers from the UK happened to be in the US for training. He got pulled over for something like 70 in a 55.

Cop, upon seeing his UK drivers license: You probably confused miles per hour for kilometers, didn't you?

Coworker (able to suppress his initial urge to correct that since UK uses MPH for speed limits AND, if it was KMH that would mean he would be driving far more slowly than the posting: Uh...Yes, officer, I guess I just forgot.

Cop: Well.....let this be a warning - keep your eye on your speed and don't let me catch you again.

/CSB
 
2020-11-24 11:31:08 AM  
Add them and go 50 or multiply and go 600.
 
2020-11-24 11:34:07 AM  

eKonk: ZAZ: I remember a TV newsmagazine segment from the 1990s. A reporter was riding along with a Virginia trooper. He pulled over a confused German visitor for speeding. Speed limit probably 55 when it would have been 75+ back home. So the driver crawled off well below the speed limit and was immediately pulled over again for an even bigger ticket.

CSB:

A few years back, one of my coworkers from the UK happened to be in the US for training. He got pulled over for something like 70 in a 55.

Cop, upon seeing his UK drivers license: You probably confused miles per hour for kilometers, didn't you?

Coworker (able to suppress his initial urge to correct that since UK uses MPH for speed limits AND, if it was KMH that would mean he would be driving far more slowly than the posting: Uh...Yes, officer, I guess I just forgot.

Cop: Well.....let this be a warning - keep your eye on your speed and don't let me catch you again.

/CSB


Legitimately done this in reverse. Was back home in Ireland for a friends wedding and hadn't driven in Ireland for years. Anyway, an empty motorway, signs saying 100, and my brothers car which only had mph on the speedo.

I started to panic when the Nissan Micra tried to shake itself to pieces at about 90

/nice road that
//took a long time to get to that speed and didn't see a single other car (I would have realised as I pinged past them that I was confused somewhere)
 
2020-11-24 11:34:27 AM  
Speeding is not a crime
 
2020-11-24 11:34:37 AM  
And you better not complain about it either.

https://www.thenewspaper.com/news/09/​9​31.asp

UK: Man Fined $142 for Flipping Off Speed Camera
Essex, UK police ticket a non-speeding driver who flipped off a speed camera.

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Essex, UK police on Sunday issued an £80 (US $142) ticket to Simon Thompson, 41, for the crime of raising his middle finger in the direction of a speed camera. At the time, Thompson was traveling at less than 30 MPH -- well within the road's speed limit. Two police officers arrived at Thompson's door just thirty minutes after the incident and charged him with violating the Public Order Act of 1984.

"This shows the police have got their priorities completely wrong," Thompson told The Sun newspaper. "A teacher gets attacked by thugs and by the time the police get there they've all scarpered. Yet they pursue me to my own front door for making a gesture at an inanimate object."

Essex Police defended their actions saying, "The man received the fine because he was seen to gesture several times to officers operating a mobile speed camera in an obscene and offensive way."

Earlier this month, the Cupar Sheriff Court in Fife, Scotland upheld a £90 fine and one-year driving ban against a man who made a defiant gesture toward a speed camera.
 
2020-11-24 11:34:47 AM  
the little pins broke off my speedometer
sometimes if im not watching carefully it goes all the way around and im going way faster than i thought i was

honest, officer.
 
2020-11-24 11:35:41 AM  
Bad subby is bad. Signage has chuff all to do with the police and the article doesn't even mention the police
 
2020-11-24 11:43:01 AM  

I'm no expert but...: Bad subby is bad. Signage has chuff all to do with the police and the article doesn't even mention the police


They learned the hard way when they mentioned the war.
 
2020-11-24 11:45:06 AM  

FLMountainMan: Essex, UK police on Sunday issued an £80 (US $142) ticket to Simon Thompson, 41, for the crime of raising his middle finger in the direction of a speed camera. At the time, Thompson was traveling at less than 30 MPH -- well within the road's speed limit. Two police officers arrived at Thompson's door just thirty minutes after the incident and charged him with violating the Public Order Act of 1984.


In my salad days, I was driving thru a construction zone in commuter traffic the day before a holiday. Traffic was bumper to bumper creeping along. The car behind me would drop back three or four car lengths and then surge to within a few inches of my rear bumper. Repeatedly. Finally, he pulled to the lane next to me, gave me a dirty look, and tried to pull back over on top of me. I signed my displeasure with a common hand gesture. It was an unmarked cruiser.

I got a ticket for going too slow stating that there was no traffic or construction. Got thrown out of court when I challenged it.
 
2020-11-24 11:52:18 AM  
On one hand, if two signs effectively tell you a speed limit at the "same time", I think legally the lower speed applies.

On the other hand, the 30 is slightly after the 20, so, it could be construed as "after" it.   (only barely though).
 
2020-11-24 11:52:19 AM  

Vtimlin: Speeding is not a crime



I have a GED in law from FARK University, here's some legal advice:


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2020-11-24 11:56:18 AM  
In Atlanta we got dynamic speed limit signs on parts of the 285 perimeter going around the city.  For a while they were posting different speed limits on signs across from each other.

The joke of course is that the speed limit in Atlanta is determined by the speed of the car in front of you.  Sometimes it's 90, sometimes it's 0.
 
2020-11-24 12:06:38 PM  

Cheron: FLMountainMan: Essex, UK police on Sunday issued an £80 (US $142) ticket to Simon Thompson, 41, for the crime of raising his middle finger in the direction of a speed camera. At the time, Thompson was traveling at less than 30 MPH -- well within the road's speed limit. Two police officers arrived at Thompson's door just thirty minutes after the incident and charged him with violating the Public Order Act of 1984.

In my salad days, I was driving thru a construction zone in commuter traffic the day before a holiday. Traffic was bumper to bumper creeping along. The car behind me would drop back three or four car lengths and then surge to within a few inches of my rear bumper. Repeatedly. Finally, he pulled to the lane next to me, gave me a dirty look, and tried to pull back over on top of me. I signed my displeasure with a common hand gesture. It was an unmarked cruiser.

I got a ticket for going too slow stating that there was no traffic or construction. Got thrown out of court when I challenged it.


The one time I flicked off a cop and he could see it, he just laughed and flicked me off too.  I wound up laughing too.
 
2020-11-24 12:08:01 PM  
Dafug? Mph, other stuff is metric.
How is the distance from here to Penistown posted?
 
2020-11-24 12:16:24 PM  

FLMountainMan: Cheron: FLMountainMan: Essex, UK police on Sunday issued an £80 (US $142) ticket to Simon Thompson, 41, for the crime of raising his middle finger in the direction of a speed camera. At the time, Thompson was traveling at less than 30 MPH -- well within the road's speed limit. Two police officers arrived at Thompson's door just thirty minutes after the incident and charged him with violating the Public Order Act of 1984.

In my salad days, I was driving thru a construction zone in commuter traffic the day before a holiday. Traffic was bumper to bumper creeping along. The car behind me would drop back three or four car lengths and then surge to within a few inches of my rear bumper. Repeatedly. Finally, he pulled to the lane next to me, gave me a dirty look, and tried to pull back over on top of me. I signed my displeasure with a common hand gesture. It was an unmarked cruiser.

I got a ticket for going too slow stating that there was no traffic or construction. Got thrown out of court when I challenged it.

The one time I flicked off a cop and he could see it, he just laughed and flicked me off too.  I wound up laughing too.


I'm not even kidding: that's good police work.
 
2020-11-24 12:33:48 PM  

Abox: The local constabulary described the signage as rubbish and declared the rogue knackered.


Were any dustbins knocked over by hooligans?

//Think I got it right.
 
2020-11-24 12:40:44 PM  

FLMountainMan: The one time I flicked off a cop and he could see it, he just laughed and flicked me off too. I wound up laughing too.



The term is "flipped off", not "flicked off".


Yes, some people say "flicked off". Those people are wrong and bad and should feel bad.
 
2020-11-24 12:46:32 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: FLMountainMan: The one time I flicked off a cop and he could see it, he just laughed and flicked me off too. I wound up laughing too.

The term is "flipped off", not "flicked off".

Yes, some people say "flicked off". Those people are wrong and bad and should feel bad.


You get flicked off a lot, don't you?
 
2020-11-24 1:09:35 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: FLMountainMan: The one time I flicked off a cop and he could see it, he just laughed and flicked me off too. I wound up laughing too.


The term is "flipped off", not "flicked off".


Yes, some people say "flicked off". Those people are wrong and bad and should feel bad.


I wonder if it is a bubbler/drinking fountain type thing.  Regional slang?
 
2020-11-24 1:27:11 PM  

mjbok: Englebert Slaptyback: FLMountainMan: The one time I flicked off a cop and he could see it, he just laughed and flicked me off too. I wound up laughing too.


The term is "flipped off", not "flicked off".


Yes, some people say "flicked off". Those people are wrong and bad and should feel bad.

I wonder if it is a bubbler/drinking fountain type thing.  Regional slang?


It's Coke dammit.
 
2020-11-24 1:34:13 PM  
Some random city didn't immediately repave the road after changing the speed limit? That's it, dismantle all government!
 
2020-11-24 1:36:41 PM  

Vtimlin: Speeding is not a crime


Nothing is a crime if you're fast enough.
 
2020-11-24 1:39:46 PM  

Algebrat: Vtimlin: Speeding is not a crime

Nothing is a crime if you're fast enough.


Another qualifier:

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2020-11-24 2:42:36 PM  
20 what? Meters per second? The British use different units than the rest of Europe, so you'd think they'd put the units on their speed limit signs.
 
2020-11-24 8:31:54 PM  
Speed is 20 on the pavement (side walk) and 30 on the road surface.
 
2020-11-25 11:46:00 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: FLMountainMan: The one time I flicked off a cop and he could see it, he just laughed and flicked me off too. I wound up laughing too.


The term is "flipped off", not "flicked off".


Yes, some people say "flicked off". Those people are wrong and bad and should feel bad.


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2020-11-25 12:28:58 PM  

FLMountainMan: Englebert Slaptyback: FLMountainMan: The one time I flicked off a cop and he could see it, he just laughed and flicked me off too. I wound up laughing too.

The term is "flipped off", not "flicked off".

Yes, some people say "flicked off". Those people are wrong and bad and should feel bad.

You get flicked off a lot, don't you?



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