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Old May 11th 09, 10:45 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.

This works every time. A car coming towards you is obviously speeding and
you, being a responsible law abiding citizen, wish it to slow down lest it
kills someone down the road. All you do is point behind you and shout "speed
trap", then watch as they slam on their brakes and stick to the limit. Some
even thank you!


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Old May 11th 09, 10:52 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Toom Tabard
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.

On 11 May, 10:45, "Simon Mason" wrote:
This works every time. A car coming towards you is obviously speeding and
you, being a responsible law abiding citizen, wish it to slow down lest it
kills someone down the road. All you do is point behind you and shout "speed
trap", then watch as they slam on their brakes and stick to the limit. Some
even thank you!

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What's equally interesting is that, when I'm driving within the limit,
I get drivers coming the other way, flashing their lights to warn me
that there *is* a mobile camera or police check just down the road.
Some drivers apparently don't think they should co-operate with
measures to make the roads safer for them and others.

Toom
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Old May 11th 09, 11:25 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Sir Jeremy
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.

On 11 May, 10:52, Toom Tabard wrote:
On 11 May, 10:45, "Simon Mason" wrote:

This works every time. A car coming towards you is obviously speeding and
you, being a responsible law abiding citizen, wish it to slow down lest it
kills someone down the road. All you do is point behind you and shout "speed
trap", then watch as they slam on their brakes and stick to the limit. Some
even thank you!


--
Simon Masonhttp://www.simonmason.karoo.net/


What's equally interesting is that, when I'm driving within the limit,
I get drivers coming the other way, flashing their lights to warn me
that there *is* a mobile camera or police check just down the road.
Some drivers apparently don't think they should co-operate with
measures to make the roads safer for them and others.

Toom



French drivers are especially good at this. Do you also object to
being overtaken? I was flashed by some woman doing 35mph in a 40mph
zone when I overtook her. Clean overtake, nothing coming, didn't cut
her up, but got the "dickhead" sign. Obviously I had to accelerate
over the speed limit to complete the overtake safely, but that's none
of her business. Interesting when I got out of the car to discuss the
matter at road works a few miles down the road she declined to engage
in conversation.
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Old May 11th 09, 11:27 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Sir Jeremy
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.

On 11 May, 10:45, "Simon Mason" wrote:
This works every time. A car coming towards you is obviously speeding and
you, being a responsible law abiding citizen, wish it to slow down lest it
kills someone down the road. All you do is point behind you and shout "speed
trap", then watch as they slam on their brakes and stick to the limit. Some
even thank you!

--
Simon Masonhttp://www.simonmason.karoo.net/


How do you know the oncoming car is speeding? Have you fitted a speed
gun to you handlebars? What the **** is it to do with you anyway?
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Old May 11th 09, 11:28 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Benn
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.


"Simon Mason" wrote in message
. uk...
This works every time. A car coming towards you is obviously speeding and
you, being a responsible law abiding citizen, wish it to slow down lest it
kills someone down the road. All you do is point behind you and shout
"speed trap", then watch as they slam on their brakes and stick to the
limit. Some even thank you!


How do get cyclits to obey red lights? Or do you think that cyclists can
also ignore the parts of the Highway Code they disagree with?

Stop being a traffic cop and concentrate on your cycling.


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Old May 11th 09, 12:00 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.


"Sir Jeremy" wrote in message
...
On 11 May, 10:45, "Simon Mason" wrote:
This works every time. A car coming towards you is obviously speeding and
you, being a responsible law abiding citizen, wish it to slow down lest
it
kills someone down the road. All you do is point behind you and shout
"speed
trap", then watch as they slam on their brakes and stick to the limit.
Some
even thank you!


What the **** is it to do with you anyway?


Because I am a responsible law abiding citizen and like to do my bit for
road safety.

How do you know the oncoming car is speeding?


34 years of driving experience dear chap and the solid evidence of their
brake lights. If they are *NOT* speeding, why would they slam on the brakes,
eh?


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Old May 11th 09, 12:02 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.


"Mr Benn" %%%@%.%% wrote in message
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How do get cyclists to obey red lights? Or do you think that cyclists can
also ignore the parts of the Highway Code they disagree with?


They get culled naturally by being hit from the side by cars.


Stop being a traffic cop and concentrate on your cycling.


I can do both just fine, thanks.
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Old May 11th 09, 12:08 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.

A Safespeed supporter who recklessly and illegally overtakes and then
threatens a lone female, class!
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Old May 11th 09, 12:18 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.


"spindrift" wrote in message
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A Safespeed supporter who recklessly and illegally overtakes and then
threatens a lone female, class!


It puzzles me as to why there are so many pro motoring lobbyists on a
cycling NG; surely they have more than enough forums of their own.

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Old May 11th 09, 12:23 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
spindrift
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Default How to get speeding drivers to slow down.

On May 11, 12:18*pm, "Simon Mason"
wrote:
"spindrift" wrote in message

...

A Safespeed supporter who recklessly and illegally overtakes and then
threatens a lone female, class!


It puzzles me as to why there are so many pro motoring lobbyists on a
cycling NG; surely they have more than enough forums of their own.

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I don't mind them , call it the very public exposure of the kind of
mindset among the pro-speeding lobby. nuxxy and judith and the others
serve as a warning that the kind of people who demand the right to
drive as fast as they like are precisely the least suitable people to
whom this benefit ought be applied. Borderline sociopaths.
 




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