10 Comments

  1. rocket88
    24th April 2017 @ 5:35 pm

    thats all the german car drivers banned then, esp the ones in the fast lane texting their sales figures back to HQ

  2. Dave Bristow
    24th April 2017 @ 9:12 pm

    Looking forward to the sudden surge in BSSO racing…….

  3. lee maddocks
    24th April 2017 @ 10:32 pm

    I got zapped on the way home from scarborough on empty roads between leeds and huddersfield , 38mph on a 30. thinking of changing my old LI series 3 back from a 225 to a 125 Lol
    and i snapped my frame somewhere on the same road , A bad day all round.

  4. Pete Davies
    24th April 2017 @ 11:03 pm

    I agree that skill (or rather lack of it) kills, but £66.23? I want a pay rise! 😀

  5. Scooterbloke
    25th April 2017 @ 6:07 am

    The last time I was stopped for speeding, the angry biker cop asked me what the speed limit was on that section of road. I said “Thirty, I think”. He then thrust a hand held speed detector in my face which displayed the figures “44” and asked “How do you explain this, then?”. I replied “It was a momentary lapse of concentration”. These words had a magical effect upon him! He immediately became calm and courteous and wished me a pleasant onward journey. I think perhaps he mistook me for a member of a club, that I’m not actually a member of. Bizarre, but true.

    • Sticky
      25th April 2017 @ 7:45 am

      The power of words, and their soporific effect when said in the right order. Thanks Scooterbloke.

  6. MikeCollum
    25th April 2017 @ 5:22 pm

    To a certain extent, British motorsists only have themselves to blame as the quality of driving in this country has plummeted since I started riding way back in the early 80’s. However, as usual, the majority have caused the issue for the minority. As the roll-out of GATSO cameras began in the 90’s, the number of traffic patrols decreased accordingly. In my area people simply drive however they want…speeding is habitual, and jumping red-lights has become a past-time.
    These new speeding fines will not address the issue, they will simply give heavy fines to the few who do get caught, do your best not to let it be you! The law is useless if there is no-one to police it.
    As for speeding at 31 or 32 in a 30 zone, how is the law supposed to prove that you KNEW you were doing 32. I for one spend most of my time watching the road and the dangers all around me when I am riding, I cannot, despite my very best efforts, always manage to stick to a precise speed at all times. I suggest that tackling a fine on this type of basis will see a lot of motorists let off. The old 10% rule was by far the only really sensible attitude towards speeding fines.
    Oh, and as almost all speedometers are calibrated to read slightly fast by law….you should be doing about 28 – 29 if your speedo says 30!!

  7. discat11
    25th April 2017 @ 7:25 pm

    I’m being cynical here -but will they still be offering SAC’s instead of points/fine?

    They used to offer these for less serious speeding offences at more or less the cost you’d have paid for your fine for 3 points.

    If they stop these courses then it’s a sure sign in my view that this is all about the money and not about actually making roads safer.

  8. discat11
    25th April 2017 @ 7:26 pm

    I’m being cynical here -but will they still be offering SAC’s instead of points/fine?

    They used to offer these for less serious speeding offences at more or less the cost you’d have paid for your fine for 3 points, they won’t be able to offer the course fees on a sliding scale like the fines.

    If they stop these courses then it’s a sure sign in my view that this is all about the money and not about actually making roads safer.

  9. Sam Speight
    7th May 2017 @ 5:35 pm

    I see the sale of black electricians tape rising!
    Free country my ar*e!

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