Latest speeding excuse..

Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.
james01
Posts: 2048
Joined: 6 Aug 2007, 4:48am

Latest speeding excuse..

Postby james01 » 16 Sep 2014, 4:13pm


User avatar
jezer
Posts: 1557
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 5:16pm
Location: North Wiltshire

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby jezer » 16 Sep 2014, 4:30pm

Ah yes, any excuse seems to be accepted these days. How could he remain in control of a match of some duration (I've no idea how long these things last), without a comfort break :shock:
Power to the pedals

Psamathe
Posts: 11576
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 8:56pm

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby Psamathe » 16 Sep 2014, 4:48pm

I've never heard of a medical problem that causes you to speed. And that there are injections to solve this speeding disease ...

And if you have this disease, and it has been diagnosed, should the doctor not tell you to stop driving as it clearly impacts your ability to drive legally.

Is it infections ? Me thinks magistrate fell for that one "hook, line and sinker".

Ian

beardy
Posts: 3382
Joined: 23 Feb 2010, 4:10pm

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby beardy » 16 Sep 2014, 4:55pm

This is so familiar, I am sure there was another VIP who got off an offence, like speeding or driving up the hard shoulder out of a traffic jam, by claiming he needed a pee.

Me, I just get out of my car and have it if I am stuck or somehow can not make it from one junction to the next. Though it may be one of those places without a hard shoulder to stop on when this man was speeding.

Magistrates are just so gullible, I bet there will be a few laughs about this one at the clubhouse. :lol:
Last edited by beardy on 16 Sep 2014, 5:52pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Mick F
Spambuster
Posts: 50342
Joined: 7 Jan 2007, 11:24am
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby Mick F » 16 Sep 2014, 5:02pm

Sorry, but as I get older, when I have to go, I have to go. :oops:
My valve isn't so well-sealed as it once was.

If I need a pee, I'm likely to move a bit more urgently.
Mick F. Cornwall

reohn2
Posts: 40158
Joined: 26 Jun 2009, 8:21pm

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby reohn2 » 16 Sep 2014, 7:00pm

Mick F wrote:Sorry, but as I get older, when I have to go, I have to go. :oops:
My valve isn't so well-sealed as it once was.

If I need a pee, I'm likely to move a bit more urgently.


But if you're going to drive a long way on the m/way you'd probably have a pee and not drink too much before setting off,no?
Now if you had a ''long standing medical condition'' you'd probably take extra care when driving,I'm sure I would :? .
Excuse or taking the p*** I think wee know which it is :wink: .

BTW someone up thread mentioned another VIP who did the same sort of thing and got off with it,it was Alec Ferguson IIRC

Anyway an appropriately applied bulldog clip would stop any leaks :shock: :oops:
-----------------------------------------------------------

snibgo
Posts: 4604
Joined: 29 Jun 2010, 4:45am

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby snibgo » 16 Sep 2014, 7:03pm

beardy wrote:This is so familiar, I am sure there was another VIP who got off an offence, like speeding or driving up the hard shoulder out of a traffic jam, by claiming he needed a pee.


This would be the "Alex Ferguson defence": http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/465718.stm

Vorpal
Moderator
Posts: 18486
Joined: 19 Jan 2009, 3:34pm
Location: Not there ;)

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby Vorpal » 16 Sep 2014, 8:06pm

Err.... so pull over & pee?

Other than that... had his medical condition been reported to DVLA? Perhaps his privilege to drive should be reconsidered based on the medical condition? :twisted:
“In some ways, it is easier to be a dissident, for then one is without responsibility.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

User avatar
661-Pete
Posts: 9811
Joined: 22 Nov 2012, 8:45pm
Location: Sussex

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Sep 2014, 8:12pm

Same problem in this camp. I can find myself in some 'difficulty' especially if I'm stuck in a traffic jam in lane 3 of the motorway, with no way of pulling across to the hard shoulder...

I usually try to get behind a bush or tree. But if you just stand on the hard shoulder, could you be arrested for indecent behaviour or whatever?

The same problem happens when cycling, of course, and can be an embarrassment in a built-up area. Luckily most of my cycling is in the countryside.
Suppose that this room is a lift. The support breaks and down we go with ever-increasing velocity.
Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
--- Arthur Eddington (creator of the Eddington Number).

Psamathe
Posts: 11576
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 8:56pm

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby Psamathe » 16 Sep 2014, 8:13pm

Vorpal wrote:Err.... so pull over & pee?

Other than that... had his medical condition been reported to DVLA? Perhaps his privilege to drive should be reconsidered based on the medical condition? :twisted:

I agree. If you have a medical condition that can mean you cannot (always) drive within the law, then I would have thought you should not be driving; not being let off speeding offences. Because it means that the driver will undoubtedly end-up in a similar situation again and will be speeding again, etc. until such time as this medical condition is resolved.

Ian

iviehoff
Posts: 2411
Joined: 20 Jan 2009, 4:38pm

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby iviehoff » 16 Sep 2014, 8:34pm

In Ireland, apparently until today it sufficed to be/know/bribe a policeman (garda) to get points off your licence.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ga ... 86382.html

Though apparently it will be someone in the points office in future.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/top- ... 33687.html

User avatar
ArMoRothair
Posts: 351
Joined: 20 Jun 2013, 10:55am
Location: Londinium

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby ArMoRothair » 16 Sep 2014, 9:06pm

iviehoff wrote:In Ireland, apparently until today it sufficed to be/know/bribe a policeman (garda) to get points off your licence.


A known problem. It was so bad in France that they introduced on-the-spot fines, as long ago as the '80s, to overcome it. The chances of you being stopped by your brother/father/cousin/uncle are fairly remote.

Stewart H
Posts: 126
Joined: 9 Jun 2014, 9:47pm

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby Stewart H » 16 Sep 2014, 9:49pm

I never leave home without one of these :)
http://www.stadiumpal.com/what-works.html

Bicycler
Posts: 3400
Joined: 4 Dec 2013, 3:33pm

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby Bicycler » 17 Sep 2014, 1:29am


yakdiver
Posts: 1248
Joined: 12 Jul 2007, 2:54pm
Location: North Baddesley Hampshire

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

Postby yakdiver » 17 Sep 2014, 9:29am

A nappy comes to mind
Alias Numbnuts