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It wasn't my fault officer, really it wasn't

Postby fozzza » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:25 pm

I must confess that on the journey back from the Mini Cooper Register Rally at Beuleau I did have my photo took by a static speed camera but at the time because visibility is a bit compromised out the rear screen I was unsure whether it flashed, well I can confirm it did, as the postman pushed an unwanted letter through the door yesterday :x.
It did state that I was doing 36 in a 30 but must admit that I thought I was going a bit quicker than that, so I mustn't argue that one and being my first offence in 32years of driving I will accept the driver awareness course being offered so I can spare the 3 points on my license and it is also £15 cheaper than the standard fine of £100 anyway.
The annoying part of it is, that there were extenuating circumstances that led to this situation, and it has happened a few times, because I am driving an unusual car, I seem to attract the idiot fraternity that would tailgate so close it is ridiculous. :evil:
The last instance was particularly bad and did go on for a fair few miles, I didn't particularly want to stop as I didn't no what type of people were in the car behind, you do hear of all sorts of stories, and the wife was also getting a bit concerned so I did my best to keep a bit of distance from the pair of us, which led to misjudging the speed camera and so smile your on candid camera. Finally I came to a fuel station and pulled in and luckily the idiot drove past. The wife said I should appeal but I know it wont wash. I broke the law and must accept this but I will mention this at the awareness course to hear what there professional advice would be.
Even though I'm not too happy about the experience it wont stop me enjoying future motoring in my Midas. :)
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Re: It wasn't my fault officer, really it wasn't

Postby moss » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:13 pm

yes it nearly go me saw the camera looked down 30? nothing in the post!!!!!!
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Re: It wasn't my fault officer, really it wasn't

Postby Jin » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:33 am

i share your concerns
i too get this sort of behaviour, and it’s very often with this being my daily driver
i remember the last factory open day i was being tailgated by a BMW (who would have thought?) down the lanes leading to Enstone, i kept piling on the speed till i ran out of nerve
in the end i got away turning into the industrial estate and floored it just to be sure,
almost every day I’ll get people right up my rear end (if you’ll excuse the phrase)
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Re: It wasn't my fault officer, really it wasn't

Postby benofbrum » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:40 pm

I have thought for a while that it would be useful in these circumstances to have an oil or diesel injector in the exhaust system.
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Re: It wasn't my fault officer, really it wasn't

Postby Jin » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:44 pm

I like your plan
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Re: It wasn't my fault officer, really it wasn't

Postby DavidL » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:46 pm

I'm tempted to investigate a caltrop dispensing system, like James Bond's BMW 750 (actually only a 740 ;) )
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