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by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16884
Views: 405825

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

Oldjohnw wrote:It would be useful if MM could tell us what the Swiss and Irish problems actually are: I am not finding the links terribly helpful.


I wouldn't get your hopes up.
by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Well, it probably depends on which drivers you are talking about. Some drivers really like speed for its own sake, but that's not me and I guess they are a minority. For me, failing to slow enough to avoid entering s new limit without a few excess mph is due to lack of mindfulness, with me momentar...
by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

DaveReading wrote:Advance warning: when I'm Prime Minister, all speed cameras will be concealed/camouflaged.

Can I be your Minister for Road Narrowing?
by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

You either don't drive or you do and you are perfect, because as long as humans are in control of cars they will occasionally forget and leave the braking a bit late as they enter a slower limit. The better drivers do it less than the poorer drivers, but they all do it a bit. Taking humans out of t...
by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 3:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Why do motorists find it so difficult to drive within the speed limit? What is so onerous about obeying the law that they go to such lengths to avoid penalty? You could say similar about other law infractions. Why break the law and try to avoid penalty? I'm sure the reasons might well be similar be...
by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Why do motorists find it so difficult to drive within the speed limit? What is so onerous about obeying the law that they go to such lengths to avoid penalty? Two reasons. Either they actually want to drive faster than the limit, or they lose concentration and forget to scrub some speed off as they...
by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 1:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Why do motorists find it so difficult to drive within the speed limit?
What is so onerous about obeying the law that they go to such lengths to avoid penalty?
by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 549
Views: 10490

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

When he was at Eton in the early 1980s, Boris Johnson did something that seems to have set the tone for the rest of his adult life. Cast in the title role of a production of Shakespeare’s Richard II, he didn’t bother to learn his part. The character of Richard II has 758 lines in his eponymously ti...
by Mike Sales
25 Jun 2019, 8:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Paulatic wrote:I’m loving this idea of flashing speeding motorists when there is no camera. :D Every day's a school day.


Does this only work when it is a driver doing the warning? I fear making patting motions at a speeder whilst on a bike would be regarded as impudent.
by Mike Sales
24 Jun 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

Driving home tonight I saw a speed camera van aiming at the road on the other side. It was parked in a layby carpark for the canal on the inside of a bend. It's raised up slightly from the direction cars would get caught from and between them and it was a large car / small van that almost hides the...
by Mike Sales
24 Jun 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech
Replies: 108
Views: 1527

Re: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech

The simple fact is that nothing positive or progressive is ever achieved without pressure groups going on for years. Governments only bow to pressure. Any initiative they have all on their own, whether in the area of the environment, housing, criminal justice, social and welfare justice or health, ...
by Mike Sales
24 Jun 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech
Replies: 108
Views: 1527

Re: Environmental protestors interrupt Chancellor's speech

The simple fact is that nothing positive or progressive is ever achieved without pressure groups going on for years. Governments only bow to pressure. Any initiative they have all on their own, whether in the area of the environment, housing, criminal justice, social and welfare justice or health, ...
by Mike Sales
24 Jun 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Zebra Crossings
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Zebra Crossings

Spinners wrote:Sorry Mike - let's rewind. I'm at fault for using the words 'proposed amendment' or 'proposed clarification' or similar.


No problem.
by Mike Sales
24 Jun 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I never...the hipsters steed!
Replies: 37
Views: 1062

Re: Well I never...the hipsters steed!

If you dissect gash forks you will find that good quality forks have a constant wall thickness, achieved by taking a parallel walled tube with walls which get thinner towards one end and cold drawing it into a tapered tube. Cheaper forks have walls which get thicker towards the narrow end, because t...
by Mike Sales
24 Jun 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Zebra Crossings
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Zebra Crossings

Then why quote my original post? We are at cross purposes. In you post you called the give way on turning rule, Boardman's Law. I wanted to make clear that it is a H.C. rule, not a law in any sense Boardman's, except I suppose that he references it, and wants to see it better observed. The line of ...