PCN for driving in a bus lane on a Bank Holiday

Discussion in 'transport' started by Maggot, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I got one years back that took a couple of months because it was a hire car and the process for the hire company to grass me up and the new letter go out took time. Just as I was relaxing thinking maybe they were just setting up the van in the layby and hadn't started working yet.
     
  2. existentialist

    existentialist Nearly there now; steady as she goes...

    I think there's provision for that in the regulations - they will still regard service as having taken place at the point of the initial NIP being sent.
     
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  3. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

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  4. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

  5. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Bastards. Money grabbing bastards. Just whose path were you blocking, what sort of issue did you cause? :facepalm:
     
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  6. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I didn't even stop in it. Traffic was free-flowing at all times.
     
  7. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

  8. RainbowTown

    RainbowTown Well-Known Member

    Common sense apparently prevails. Leicester Mayor promises to overturn/cancel the fine.
     
  9. hash tag

    hash tag never too old


    I thought of this when I saw the driver in front of me go through a red light on the Wadsworth gyratory this morning and get flashed by a camera :facepalm::D
     
  10. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    People who get caught should be made to memorise the Highway Code and recite it backwards.

    There should be mandatory driving test resits for all drivers every five years - or every fortnight for Audi/BMW drivers.
     
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  11. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Can't remember the car other than small and blue. It was a couple of fogies I think, as opposed to boy racers, drunks or Audi drivers. BTW. Neither I not anyone else was intimidating them. They were just totally distracted I think.
     
  12. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Distracted? In that case revoke their licence as they're not fit to drive.
     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Spent the day doing good deeds, driving old people about and delivering food to them, my reward from God was getting flashed on the way home by a speed camera for doing the clearly dangerous speed of 30mph in what is now it turns out a shitty 20mph zone. Moaning on here is the nearest im going to get to justice. I don't think my planned Let Me Off It's Xmas appeal is going to work.
     
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  14. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    It is a dangerous speed if the limit is 20. If I had to be hit by a car I'd much rather it was going at 20 than 30.
     
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  15. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    If you have no recent speeding convictions you’ll be offered a speed20 course which you’ll do in about 4 months time. Which will be a waste of a morning but it’ll save you the points and the fine. Oh. Except the course costs about £100, the same as the fine. Been there, done that, last Christmas and last April.

    Happy Christmas Ska.
     
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  16. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Going one and a half times the speed limit in newsie talk.
     
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I just knew someone was going to say that.
    The fact it's been 30mph for the last 50+ years, the fact it's a main road, the fact 200m up the road it goes back to 30mph again, the fact the road was empty as it was xmas, the fact the 20mph zone is utterly arbitrary, the fact they cynically stuck a speed camera on this stretch... Won't stop a You deserved it comment :thumbs:
     
  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    Although if my understanding is right, you won't have to declare it to employer and / or insurance company like you would if you got points on your licence
     
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  19. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Where was this? I haven't seen any 20 mph cameras.
     
  20. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I'm guessing Bristol
     
  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Croxted Road, which goes between herne hill and gypsy hill

    heres the exact camera
    Google Maps
     
  22. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    No sympathy from me - think of the poor children and elderly that you might have mowed down by going at 30mph. :(
     
  23. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    If he'd driven at 30 for long enough, he'd have been past them when they stepped out.
     
  24. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Any sort of responsible driver would haha been going even faster
     
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  25. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

  26. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    Why stop there? If going from 30mph to 20mph saves lives, which it absolutely does because as we all know, correlation always equals causation, then surely a further decrease to 10mph would save even more lives.
     
  27. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I know that road well. It’s narrow, residential and has a speeding problem. It should have a 20mph limit.

    In fact I’m surprised it’s 30mph anywhere - is it because it crosses from Southwark into Lambeth?
     
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  28. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

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  29. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    There's a pretty obvious causative pathway for lower speeds meaning fewer road deaths though so it's not like this observable correlation is surprising.
    And yes, further reductions in speeds would mean even fewer deaths. If you put the speed limit to zero and enforced it you'd have none at all, obviously.
    It's about proportionality:

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    You make a big gain from 30 to 20mph which cannot be got from further cuts.
    The reductio ad absurdum of your statement, is why 30, why not have the residential limit at 40 or 50 or no limit at all?
     
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  30. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    All non-TFL roads have been 20mph in Lambeth since 2016 and Southwark since 2015.
     

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