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Old 25-04-2017, 11:51 PM
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Be afraid, be VERY afraid of cars with L plates!




Driving back last weekend from Devon on the A303 dual carriage way bit before the M3 I was overtaken by an RS3 with tinted black windows all round giving it the beans. Thought it was some young lad opening it up. Sure enough the stealthy Christmas lights came on and the person following it got pulled over. 😱

There goes my strategy of following a faster driver


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Old 26-04-2017, 12:00 AM
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Baztardz... ain't that 'entrapment' or is that USA.. I'd seen at the weekend its now up to a fine of 150% of weekly income if 20mph over limit.

Only 13 more years till i reach pension age and they can fine me 200% if they wish.. haha.
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Old 26-04-2017, 12:05 AM
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Just noticed from your pic, there's a L sign on the Squady.. Sneaky or what!
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Old 26-04-2017, 12:11 AM
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oh yeah.. from the title too.. perdonas, long day, late night!
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Old 26-04-2017, 03:26 AM
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That is so wrong the t***s. Where are they going to end with this vendetta against the motorist.

Just off for my early morning thrash now before they wake up !

Yes I know they are always awake but as Shaw Taylor used to say keep em peeled.
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Old 26-04-2017, 06:05 AM
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Old 26-04-2017, 07:31 AM
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I thought that it was illegal to display L plates unless you were a learner driver?
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Old 26-04-2017, 07:47 AM
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We get that around my end quite a lot, they take the sportier cars off the rich kids that get banned etc and put them back on he road with the Christmas lights and either L or P plates.

The dual carriageway at the end of my street is only 30mph for some daft reason and they are always parked in the bus stop with hazards on till something sporty or fast comes past, then they drive up to it at the lights and rev the engine as hard as they can to see if they get a response. Sadly a lot of people fall for it, see it once or twice a week usually.

They even have the front windows fully blacked out as well (not windscreen) so you can't see their faces when alongside you.


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Old 26-04-2017, 08:09 AM
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We get that around my end quite a lot, they take the sportier cars off the rich kids that get banned etc and put them back on he road with the Christmas lights and either L or P plates.

The dual carriageway at the end of my street is only 30mph for some daft reason and they are always parked in the bus stop with hazards on till something sporty or fast comes past, then they drive up to it at the lights and rev the engine as hard as they can to see if they get a response. Sadly a lot of people fall for it, see it once or twice a week usually.

They even have the front windows fully blacked out as well (not windscreen) so you can't see their faces when alongside you.
Thats bang out of order, actually goading people into breaking the law!!

F**k all to do with safety, and all about pennies for the coffers and titivating there quota's
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Old 26-04-2017, 09:10 AM
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Thats bang out of order, actually goading people into breaking the law!!

F**k all to do with safety, and all about pennies for the coffers and titivating there quota's
Not so sure - seems quite likely to me that the people that get "caught out" by this are quite likely regular offenders. No one on here would be so easily tempted to offend, would they?
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Old 26-04-2017, 09:31 AM
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Not so sure - seems quite likely to me that the people that get "caught out" by this are quite likely regular offenders. No one on here would be so easily tempted to offend, would they?


It's still hardly fair - I'm sure the point of police patrolling is to catch people breaking the law, not actually tempting them to do it. Would they put a plain clothes officer in a shop and get them to try encourage people to steal so they could get the arrest?

And they still use illegal tactics - such as the fully blacked out driver and passenger windows. They would stop the public for having such car mods. Not sure what the legalities are on using P and L plates as a professional driver though.


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Old 26-04-2017, 10:03 AM
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What a load of tosh
The speed limit is set for a reason and that is the law we all break it at some time and all take the chance of getting done

I know it sounds like old person talk but hey so what if they are disguising themselves to catch people speeding if you are taking the chance by speeding you are running the risk of being caught no matter how it done

If you dont want to run the risk of being caught dont break the speed limit and if you want to break the speed limit and take the chance of being caught dont moan about how you were caught

So to take this stupid outburst to another level so if someone was killing someone and a copper arrested them but was in fancy dress would some on here criticize that arrest
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Old 26-04-2017, 10:21 AM
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Be afraid, be VERY afraid of cars with L plates!

It's not just speeding they do you for but just revving the engine in return will cause them to pull you over on the proviso that they are preventing you from handling the vehicle in a dangerous manner.

And the copper arresting a murder in fancy dress is fine - but it's not if they were goading the murderer into doing it...


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Old 26-04-2017, 10:22 AM
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I'm with Steve.
We are each responsible for the decisions we make and the things we do. no one else is.
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Old 26-04-2017, 10:24 AM
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It's not just speeding they do you for but just revving the engine in return will cause them to pull you over on the proviso that they are preventing you from handling the vehicle in a dangerous manner.
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What have people been charged with Jon in those circumstances? I'd expect they just talk to you about controlling your excitement.
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