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(BBC)   Thousands of speeding tickets could be quashed due to speed limit signs using the wrong font. Sign constructors accused of being dingbats   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Amusing, Department for Transport, Warwickshire Police, Crown Prosecution Service, Highways Agency, speed limits  
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2013-03-09 04:31:28 PM  
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grimlock1972: oh for farks sake!. seriously?   what a ridiculous technicality to use to try to beat damn a speeding ticket.

Government is quite happy to fark people over on technical breaches of the law, so cry me a river when people use the same tactic.
2013-03-09 11:56:52 AM  
1 vote:
Mister Peejay

Pud: So there's still hope at fighting that running the red light ticket because I'm color blind?

Sadly, no, unless the red light was a nonstandard light that you could reasonably believe is not an official traffic control device.

On one of the side streets near where I work, some buffoon puts a "Speed Limit 10MPH" sign on her front lawn. I blow right past it, confident that it's not an official sign.

Be careful, somebody did that when I was a teenager. They put up their own 45 MPH speed limit signs and my friend got a ticket from the cop that was following her. It didn't seem to matter that it wasn't a valid sign.
2013-03-09 11:20:05 AM  
1 vote:
Those darned Arabic numerals. Here is the new sign.


2013-03-09 11:11:58 AM  
1 vote:
I knew kerning was a government conspiracy!
2013-03-09 11:10:09 AM  
1 vote:

St_Francis_P: Were they in Comic Sans?

No, Papyrus.
2013-03-09 08:59:34 AM  
1 vote:
I'm so glad someone is cracking down on people trying to cheap out and use Arial instead of Helvetica.
2013-03-09 08:57:28 AM  
1 vote:
Awwww- government getting tied up in their own red tape.
2013-03-09 06:41:00 AM  
1 vote:
Were they in Comic Sans?
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