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Disturbing The Peace => Gatso & Bad Justice => Topic started by: rybes on January 04, 2011, 11:25:24 PM

Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: rybes on January 04, 2011, 11:25:24 PM
bet ya wont no more after readin this :wanker:s

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343959/Driver-flashed-headlights-warn-motorists-speed-trap-fined.html
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: stickboy on January 04, 2011, 11:30:08 PM
Yet another sign that we live in an Idiocracy
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Bedhead on January 04, 2011, 11:41:06 PM
I'll keep doing it regardless, and if they take me to court I'll make damn sure it's in every local and national rag I can get it into, make them look like the cunts they are.

ACAB!
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: stickboy on January 05, 2011, 12:01:50 AM
Not ACAB. I've had one over here flash me before a speedtrap. Seriously. Not TT fortnight though...
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Boot on January 05, 2011, 01:41:46 PM
They have to prove you did it to warn others.
I would think the bloke in question admitted it was to warn others of the trap.

No officer! I thought I saw a dog at the side of the road and was warning others of it's presence.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Goose on January 05, 2011, 02:41:09 PM
I'll always flash to warn.
If I get stopped, I'll deny I flashed.
My headlight is always on anyway.
Yep ACAB.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: SFC on January 05, 2011, 06:12:24 PM
it wont stop me, others have flashed me in the past and saved me points
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: "M" on January 05, 2011, 06:18:19 PM
In my experience older coppers are perfectly reasonable.

Its the young uns on a power trip you need to look out for.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: wraith600 on January 05, 2011, 06:20:14 PM
Quote from: Goose;301789
I'll always flash to warn.
If I get stopped, I'll deny I flashed.
My headlight is always on anyway.
Yep ACAB.

:agreepost::smile:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: ChrisIS6 on January 05, 2011, 06:52:58 PM
They were gonna let him off with a caution but cos he argued with plod at the side of the road they decided to pursue it further
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: 7thrifty on January 05, 2011, 06:56:39 PM
according to the highway code if i remember rightly, flashing your lights means you are saying "i am here" to other drivers, not "look out for the speed trap"
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: welshbandit on January 05, 2011, 09:14:24 PM
Wont stop me and if i get pulled over i`ll just say i wanted to wash me windscreen and pulled the wrong stalk by mistake :wink:.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Froudy on January 05, 2011, 09:26:15 PM
Won't stop me either...always done it and always will:nodyes:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Betablocker on January 06, 2011, 09:07:31 AM
Nope wont stop me either.

I am with WelshBandit for the excuse
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: 7thrifty on January 06, 2011, 09:34:00 AM
i was saved a few times last year by drivers letting me know coppers where about, cheers whoever it was:wink:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: "M" on January 06, 2011, 10:01:24 AM
I always flash.

With the appropiate mac on :big grin:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: rybes on January 06, 2011, 10:12:42 AM
[QUOTE="M";301961]I always flash.

With the appropiate mac on :big grin:[/QUOTE]

i remember the dtp meet. no mac required :lol:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Lady Indigo on January 06, 2011, 10:41:26 AM
don't always flash but i'm going to now :nodyes: The wrong stalk excuse is wicked coz i'm always doing it anyway :lol:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Fitz on July 05, 2011, 03:33:56 PM
I thought the whole point of these speed traps was to slow down the traffic (well, the official reason anyway).

By flashing oncoming folk who then slow down, the work is done, we should be getting fecking thank you letters for doing their job for them.....
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Froudy on July 05, 2011, 03:40:54 PM
I wish someone had flashed to warn me last Friday on my way down to Cornwall. Got the dreaded 14 day wait now :mad:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Chunky on July 05, 2011, 03:42:47 PM
On the A30 by any chance??
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Froudy on July 05, 2011, 03:50:34 PM
Quote from: Chunky;327334
On the A30 by any chance??

Yup...near Chewbacca or whatever it's called.
I'd followed a slow Kraut in an Audi for miles and the road opened into two lanes going up hill. I floored it and the fucker was just around the bend. Hopefully I wasn't going over the ton:rolleyes:
Chatting to a local just now and he said that a lot of the time they are just checking tax discs...Fingers crossed.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Chunky on July 05, 2011, 03:52:03 PM
Here's hoping.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: rybes on July 05, 2011, 05:52:16 PM
got me fingers crossed for ya froudy it was a tax check. be a right cut if ya get banned jus as ya MK2 gets finished :sulk:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Spank54 on July 05, 2011, 06:37:10 PM
I have my speed awareness course next Thursday.:shakeno:
Trouble is the course is run in the same building I have my office, so I know all the instructors, and I'm sure they will pick on me.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Westers on July 05, 2011, 08:47:44 PM
Did mine last week. Wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, and they spent at least half of the course talking about road awareness  - i.e, hazzards, reading the road, and being aware of bikes. So I was fairly impressed with that part of it as most of the people on the course were clueless.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Froudy on July 05, 2011, 08:51:23 PM
Quote from: rybes;327365
got me fingers crossed for ya froudy it was a tax check. be a right cut if ya get banned jus as ya MK2 gets finished :sulk:

Hmmmm...That's just what I was thinking too Rybes:shakeno:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: The_Wookie on July 05, 2011, 09:14:06 PM
Quote from: Froudy;327429
Hmmmm...That's just what I was thinking too Rybes:shakeno:

Well, I'd ride it for you, just to keep it running... :-D
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Froudy on July 05, 2011, 09:16:25 PM
Quote from: The_Wookie;327439
Well, I'd ride it for you, just to keep it running... :-D

I betcha would :nodyes:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: rybes on July 05, 2011, 10:01:09 PM
if the worst does happen, we could always use it as a DTP pool bike :wink: :lol:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Froudy on July 05, 2011, 10:25:02 PM
Quote from: rybes;327458
if the worst does happen, we could always use it as a DTP pool bike :wink: :lol:

:freaked::freaked:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Spank54 on July 05, 2011, 10:26:24 PM
We would have to build the DTP pool first:big grin:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Chunky on July 05, 2011, 10:31:38 PM
Quote from: cm54;327476
We would have to build the DTP pool first:big grin:

I got a GPZ305 I can donate to the Cause!! :lol:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: Goose on July 06, 2011, 05:45:55 PM
Quote from: cm54;327374
I have my speed awareness course next Thursday.:shakeno:
Trouble is the course is run in the same building I have my office, so I know all the instructors, and I'm sure they will pick on me.

I had a bike awareness course a few months back for going through a red light to let an emergency vehicle get through. What a load of shit.
Pretentious cunts praising themselves up about how good they are.
They still insisted I shouldn't have gone through the red light.
In their words, 'Emergency drivers are trained to deal with congestion, and would have gone around you, and you probably made it more difficult because you moved.'
So next time a copper is trying to get past me, I'm gonna stay exactly where I am, and lets see if he can drive through the railing in the middle of the road.
ACABs
One funny thing I remember is that they mentioned an Acronym, I think it was the word SPACE
They said it stood for the dangers that faced Bikers on the road.
They asked "What do you think the 'S, stands for?"
Somone put his hand up, and said "Speed?"
Yes they said.
"What about 'P'?" they asked.
Someone else put their hand up, and said "Positioning?"
"Yes" they said.
What about 'A'?
Awareness was the answer.
"What about 'C'?"
I put my hand up, and said "Policeman?"
Everyone laughed except the instructors.:lol:
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: some bloke on July 08, 2011, 09:54:04 PM
Quote from: welshbandit;301895
Wont stop me and if i get pulled over i`ll just say i wanted to wash me windscreen and pulled the wrong stalk by mistake :wink:.

yeah but that one don't tend to wash (pun intended) when you're on a bike - personally i'd say it anyway and see if the cop even realised.
Title: do you flash for speed traps ?
Post by: bigbike-r on July 20, 2011, 12:44:31 PM
If im on t'bike I usually just make the slow down hand signal. Couldnt give a flyin fuck if plod see's it ... freedom of speech and expression and all that
what they gonna do, YES officer I saw the approaching biker and his speed appeared faster than the rest of the traffic, i signalled him to check his speedo WHAT OF IT!

I'll be reet with them if they're reet with me, I got cought doing 37 in a 30 ( it was actually a dual cariageway so i thought it was 40 but apparently the 1st lane was a designated bus lane) werent one of these new age young nazi "I am The law you will respect my authority" age of coppers he asked if i knew why id been pulled over, I said yes I opened up a little but im sure i didnt go over 40, he said its 30 down here i explained why i thought it was 40 etc. at the time the bike wasnt registered in my name yet and my license was registered at another address, his mate wanted to seize the bike but the copper i was speaking with said id remained cool and co-operated and just asked me to take my docs in ... couldve been some sort of good cop bad cop act -- still got the fine though!
ive dealt with others that are just total twats from the get go.... then fail to understand why im getting Irate and have an attitude.

treat others how you yourself want to be treated. treat me like a cunt and ill treat you like a bigger one uniform or no uniform