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by meic
15 Nov 2018, 11:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 224
Views: 4608

Re: Speed Awareness Course

My last speeding fine was 1972, I often speed on motorways but not on urban or country roads. Since 72 I have never been caught for anything. The speedo inaccuracy doesnt surprise me. They fit lots of modern cars with different size tyres and I think thats why many models have overoptimistic or und...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 11:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 224
Views: 4608

Re: Speed Awareness Course

I was no more dangerous than when I went down there the time before at 40mph legally, which isnt a judgement on what the speed limit should be, it just illustrates that the accidental speeding was not a leap from safe to dangerous, merely crossing a line drawn through a statistical scatter. I was j...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 7:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The (ir)responsibily of the Media
Replies: 45
Views: 1088

Re: The (ir)responsibily of the Media

Not entirely. Oxford dictionaries are often wrong and should not be trusted IMO. Who has the authority to decide what is right or wrong? This isnt Germany with a Duden, so you can authoritatively say that something is right or wrong because the Duden says so. In the absence of such an authoritative...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 224
Views: 4608

Re: Speed Awareness Course

in the hope that your inattention or incompetence can be excused because you were "unlucky" This bit is entirely in your mind. This habit of yours of making up other peoples thoughts is very irritating. You said, amongst the other items on your list: " Some drivers obey the law to th...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 6:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 224
Views: 4608

Re: Speed Awareness Course

Two million drivers are caught speeding per year. I havent had a ticket since the 1980s but it could happen to me tomorrow if I was driving somewhere new or they changed the limit on a regular route. Some drivers get a ticket because they are always speeding. Some drivers obey the law to the best o...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 6:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Public Places Protection order bans cycling on NCN route
Replies: 50
Views: 2831

Re: Public Places Protection order bans cycling on NCN route

Personally, I feel that Sustrans should sign the best cycle-able route and not keep sending us into banned zones. I totally agree but it happens for various reasons. Like the council arranging a ban and implementing it without telling Sustrans and the first that Sustrans knows is when a volunteer r...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 9:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 30
Views: 3261

Re: Hoax Farcility.

I am lingering on it because it is still on the website as farcility of the Month October 2010.
That is eight years that this hoax has remained there.
A correction, a removal, an apology?
I know I am just too hasty about this, its only eight years.
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 224
Views: 4608

Re: Speed Awareness Course

in the hope that your inattention or incompetence can be excused because you were "unlucky" This bit is entirely in your mind. This habit of yours of making up other peoples thoughts is very irritating. Paul Tuohy seems to have accepted his rap without complaint and so would I. My last ti...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 30
Views: 3261

Re: Hoax Farcility.

Perhaps if you could come up with a photo and suitably humorous caption for this bit of c**p just around the corner I could replace it: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6624843,-4.0793451,3a,15y,308.83h,80.3t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svdtFFpxEVaMDkJeGBXS0bw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 You could if you want. Howeve...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 8:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 30
Views: 3261

Re: Hoax Farcility.

This seems to be somewhat of an obsession of yours, which presumably means you are a fan of NCN 4. Perhaps if you could come up with a photo and suitably humorous caption for this bit of c**p just around the corner I could replace it: https://www.google.com/maps/@51.6624843,-4.0793451,3a,15y,308.83...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 1:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hoax Farcility.
Replies: 30
Views: 3261

Re: Hoax Farcility.

Almost six years since this hoax farcility was pointed out to them and it is still there undermining their credibility. Here is a picture from the road on top of that "concrete wall" you can see the fence which would be on your left after turning and the back of the sign showing the way al...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 1:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 28
Views: 830

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

But they didnt make the admission it was rubbish. Those are your words. How about the Cycling and Walking Minister. Jesse Norman said the cycle network was a great asset for cyclists and walkers but the report showed more needed to be done to make it fully accessible. One of the main faults which th...
by meic
15 Nov 2018, 12:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sustrans Report "UK Cycle Network is unsafe for children"
Replies: 28
Views: 830

Re: UK cycle newwork unsafe for children

You might think that an apology is in order but that says more about your attitude than than the cycle paths. I have ridden many miles with my daughter on Sustrans provided paths, when otherwise we wouldnt have ridden. For which they get thanks. I have also ridden many miles on Sustrans paths while ...
by meic
14 Nov 2018, 11:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 224
Views: 4608

Re: Speed Awareness Course

I never break the limits. Why would I? Assuming that you actually drive, because you are human. You are not perfect, there are limits to your ability. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_superiority Rather amusingly (considering the unfathomable self-serving accusation) https://en.wikipedia.org/...
by meic
14 Nov 2018, 11:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8480
Views: 220430

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It does seem rather unfair that the portion of the UK that has caused the rest of us so much grief and cost so much, for so long, now benefits. Deep down, to the Irish government, it is a part of Ireland not a part of the UK. They never gave up on "Irish citizens" after the partition and ...