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Old 16th Feb 2006, 12:54
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No-one specified that the work was in the UK. The point was that the training was in the UK. I was not the one claiming that the training was done, i have no idea whether it is or not, I was pointing out that bjcc's sweeping statement was absolute, without justification.

Why should eal be forced off the road by bullying police driving illegally?
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Old 16th Feb 2006, 16:52
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EAL I've got it, I know why it happened...

If you head westbound on the M55, get off at Kirkham and turn right, what do you see next? That's right....


The Blue Anchor


It all makes sense now.

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Old 16th Feb 2006, 19:48
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Mr. eal is simply reaping the harvest of his many attacks on the road rules as he perceives them pertaining to him.
Hmm. My memory is a bit iffy. Perhaps you could provide some evidence of this.

Maybe you'd like to refer back to the many criticisms of speed cameras I have made due to the fact that they do NOTHING TO PROMOTE AND IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY. (As anyone who drives around with their eyes open will know) The criticisms about speed cameras because they are considered the be all and end all of road safety, yet no-one concerns themselves with the myriad of other dangerous actions that put people's lives at risk on the road. Or perhaps you'd like to refer back to the thread I once started concerning the dangers of road junctions designs and the apparant lack of concern from those in charge, despite further accidents occuring as a result.

Or maybe you'd just like to refer back to the posts here where I stated how my reactions to a dangerous driver was to take the best mitigating action open to me whilst remaining firmly within the UK Highway Code.

I await your reply with extreme interest.
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Old 17th Feb 2006, 08:43
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Saw a copper in a BMW the other day, pulled over with his lblues on. As I waited at some lights, his lights went off and he then preceeded to race up the road (30mph limit) at about 50mph during school chucking out time! If I had got his number I would have written a complaint.
Saw another ***** in a police BMW with lights flashing, shoot around a well known particularly nasty bend on a dual carriageway. As we all came round the corner, there was a civilian woman standing in the road next to her car, frantically waving traffic into the outside lane. A little further on, said copper had lost control on the bend, was facing the wrong way and had hit the bank backwards. The WPC in the passenger seat looked quite distressed and was obviously cursing her driver!
I usually find that the best cure for tailgaters is to ensure before every trip that your windscreen washers are topped up. When said idiot tailgates, just put the washers on and keep them on. Sods law will say that white van man has not topped his washers up, will have no water and will rapidly back off! Winds them up a treat! It obviously does not work in the rain. Quick dab of the rear fog lights tends to work as well!
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Old 17th Feb 2006, 09:26
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. Sods law will say that white van man has not topped his washers up, will have no water

I beg to differ here---maybe something to do with my background of course



Winds them up a treat! Quick dab of the rear fog lights tends to work as well!
Thank you for that little insight concerning your interpretation of defensive driving and a sweeping generalisation !

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Old 17th Feb 2006, 09:46
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Oooh, you're a little bit touchy today! You should try the washers on, works a treat although not with lorries...too high!


Thinking of marketing a system, where a fine mist of black oil is sprayed out of the rear washer! Could be a good use of all that surplus oil that is taken to the household re-cycling centres! A boot full of tacks could work also!
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Old 17th Feb 2006, 09:56
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Actually Widger, misadjusting your washers is not recommended as I believe you could get into trouble if seen by someone in authority.

Obviously the tailgater would be ignored in such circumstances.
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 08:59
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I await your reply with extreme interest.
Still waiting......

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Old 18th Feb 2006, 09:40
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Interestingly on a post a few pages back that the M23 spur road to Gatwick was mentioned. Last year a luckless woman was killed and family severely injured by police car ignoring red traffic light - from memory, I think the police driver was exonerated

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Old 18th Feb 2006, 10:12
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police car ignoring red traffic light
And with no blues and twos if I recall correctly. Very little reported on that one.
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 11:16
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Originally Posted by Onan the Clumsy
EAL I've got it, I know why it happened...
If you head westbound on the M55, get off at Kirkham and turn right, what do you see next? That's right....
The Blue Anchor
It all makes sense now.
Is that constabulary rhyming slang?
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 12:10
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Widger.

''Saw another ***** in a police BMW with lights flashing, shoot around a well known particularly nasty bend on a dual carriageway. As we all came round the corner, there was a civilian woman standing in the road next to her car, frantically waving traffic into the outside lane. A little further on, said copper had lost control on the bend, was facing the wrong way and had hit the bank backwards. The WPC in the passenger seat looked quite distressed and was obviously cursing her driver!''


Did you witness the incident?? How do you know the police driver lost control and wasn't struck by another vehicle, swerved out of the way to avoid a runaway child in the middle of the road or had a mechanical or tyre failure? How do you know that the passenger was obviously cursing the driver?

Can you tell me the winning lottery numbers for this evening please?
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 12:19
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Originally Posted by jammydonut
A luckless woman was killed ... I think the police driver was exonerated
From the BBC news

"The trial date for is still to be set."
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 12:20
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I await your reply with extreme interest.
Still waiting......
For what? You expect me to spend hours searching PPRuNe to find instances where you have vented your spleen on all matters concerning road safety? That would imply that justifying my position to you matters to me.

I'm not the only one to have commented on your general attitude on these matters, even on this thread. One of the disadvantages of being consistently outspoken on a particular matter is that you are forever identified with that position. If the cap fits......
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 12:27
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I stand corrected....but 6 months later and no trial seems suspect
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 13:00
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Yes, it looks like heels are being dragged. But I don't think the PC has been exonerated just yet. The IPCC were probably busy with other matters in 2005.
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 13:35
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Did you witness the incident?? How do you know the police driver lost control and wasn't struck by another vehicle, swerved out of the way to avoid a runaway child in the middle of the road or had a mechanical or tyre failure?
I thought the definition of "safe driving" was to be able to react to any situation without losing control of the vehicle.


How do you know that the passenger was obviously cursing the driver?
Are you kidding? He said it was a WPC in the passenger seat. If my experience is anything to go by, she was probably cursing the driver from the moment they set off.
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Old 18th Feb 2006, 21:08
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Onan, Onan, Onan................
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Old 19th Feb 2006, 09:38
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That would imply that justifying my position to you matters to me.
So, you can make unfounded comments at me and then not back them up.

My, my, you are all gob and no guts.
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Old 19th Feb 2006, 09:56
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What ever happened to your comment from April 7, 2005

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I'll just shrug my shoulders and not give a sh*t in future.
Bah, bored now.
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