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August 2, 2004 at 12:47 am #8970GixParticipant
On my way to work one evening last week, I was riding down my favourite twisty lane, when I spied an unmarked 4 x 4 parked in a layby. As I got closer I could see that it was a couple of coppers, one with a lazer pointing towards oncoming traffic. I was under the impression that police carrying out speed traps were supposed to be in marked cars or vans. These officers didn’t even have on flourescent jackets or tabbards! They were obviously not interested in road safety, only in money making!
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The roads are my race track!!August 2, 2004 at 10:52 am #19830imperialdataKeymaster
I’m still not sure whether the police have to follow a visibility code or not. The claims that static speed cameras are made highly visible (ie painted yellow) for reasons of public awareness fade into insignificance when you have a copper with a speed gun hiding in the bushes.
Hope you carried out your citizen’s arrest!August 2, 2004 at 11:08 am #19831XV16Participant
They are supposed to be visible but as you are now aware this is not always the case. The problem is that probably more than 95% of people who receive an NIP will just pay it without question. Registration numbers, the exact whereabouts and the time are a must when you see this sort of thing. Report them; it may help someone who is fighting an NIP on these grounds.
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Um, no citizens arrest I’m afraid, was way past him by the time I realised what they were up to!
Thankfully I was moving towards them and was round the bend before they could blink so dont think I will getting a ban!
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The roads are my race track!!
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