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snafu last won the day on November 9 2015

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  1. snafu

    Parking In Street

    Why do you need it to stop parking there? Presuming that the vehicles documents are in order and it is parked legally what do you expect to happen?
  2. snafu

    Forces and military discussion topic

    Bet that isn't the first time you have broken that promise
  3. snafu

    Why France?

    French military are quite heavily involved bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
  4. I don't know but perhaps a chemical leak?
  5. snafu

    Forces and military discussion topic

    And largely still more efficient than we have now!
  6. As Highways England is technically 100% owned by the Secretary of State for Transport and all funding comes from there they can do what they like. There were numerous reviews regarding merging and streamlining subordinate sections and agencies in the DfT. The most notable result being the creation of the DVSA by merging VOSA with DSA. At the end of the day, as public servants, we are all on the whim of a minister.
  7. Probably not very likely but BTP have PCSOs and I am sure I have seen them wandering around airports. There is no reason why HETO couldn't be given a similar status or just carry on under different masters.
  8. snafu

    Arrested for walking on motorway

    Is there more to it than that? Not sure how Police Scotland deal with things but in my experience motorway pedestrians only get arrested if they are any of the following. So drunk they are a danger to themselves. Commit some other offence such as public order or assault on police officer. Are wanted for a previous offence. Have already been removed from motorway, warned and have gone back onto motorway. As it is not the safest environment for her or the Officers arrest may have been the only option. I would suspect a fine is the maximum purely for being on the motorway.
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  10. snafu

    What on earth.......

    Sounds like Freeman of the Land talk or something similar.
  11. snafu

    Merry Christmas

    RM it was Charlemagne IIRC. It works on the basis that if you take a particular couple from far enough back in history, each generation get bigger and bigger and eventually becomes so wide that they are now cross related to every other couple who were alive at the time and therefore everybody is related to everybody else at least to some minute level.
  12. I am sure you do see massive numbers of drivers speeding through average speed camera sections. They also probably believe they are not switched on or work. Right up to the point they get the good news in the post, just like the 18,000 drivers on the M62
  13. Speed cameras in roadworks are on and working and they do raise a lot of money...for example http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/two-greater-manchester-m62-cameras-10299579 The problem is that the fines don't go to the Police Force, in this case GMP, they go to the Treasury. So GMP does not gain unless the errant driver elects for a speed awareness course which IIRC they do get some money from. The problem previously was getting the technology to work to the degree needed for successful prosecution. However, modern average speed cameras are more than up to the job.
  14. But unless general policy of allowing for speedo inaccuracies is changed, which seems unlikely, then one force going it alone is going to find itself getting a legal challenge or two.