Mobile speed camera parked on double yellow lines ‘wasn’t breaking the law’

The mobile speed camera van

The mobile speed camera van

First published in News

A mobile speed camera van spotted parked on double yellow lines in a cycle lane was not breaking the law, Dorset Police have said.

The marked van was snapped by Mike George, 24, as he walked to work at West Quay Road last Friday morning around 8am.

He told the Echo: “I just think it takes the Mickey a bit. If they are meant to be making Dorset’s roads safer then that seems a bit counterproductive.”

A spokesman for Dorset Police said the camera van operators had parked to place a speed indicator device and would have been there for a maximum of 10 minutes.

She added: “The operators are unloading and therefore have dispensation to park while placing the SID – there is no closer location without having to carry the SID to the post, which is a bulky piece of equipment.”

She added that there was clear visibility in both directions and the van was clearly visible.

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8:04am Sun 10 Aug 14

Huey says...

No wonder the public have lost all respect for the cops.
No wonder the public have lost all respect for the cops. Huey
  • Score: 117

8:14am Sun 10 Aug 14

skydriver says...

Huey wrote:
No wonder the public have lost all respect for the cops.
Quite right , I'm surprised they didn't park right across the footpath, like many drivers do, and get away with it, police don't care about that either .
Another good job done by the useless police commissioner !!!
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: No wonder the public have lost all respect for the cops.[/p][/quote]Quite right , I'm surprised they didn't park right across the footpath, like many drivers do, and get away with it, police don't care about that either . Another good job done by the useless police commissioner !!! skydriver
  • Score: 96

8:16am Sun 10 Aug 14

nosuchluck54 says...

skydriver wrote:
Huey wrote:
No wonder the public have lost all respect for the cops.
Quite right , I'm surprised they didn't park right across the footpath, like many drivers do, and get away with it, police don't care about that either .
Another good job done by the useless police commissioner !!!
Idiots
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: No wonder the public have lost all respect for the cops.[/p][/quote]Quite right , I'm surprised they didn't park right across the footpath, like many drivers do, and get away with it, police don't care about that either . Another good job done by the useless police commissioner !!![/p][/quote]Idiots nosuchluck54
  • Score: 65

8:25am Sun 10 Aug 14

Fingersonthem says...

It certainly caused a traffic jam in that road, Micky George you deserve a DCM for your heroic action
It certainly caused a traffic jam in that road, Micky George you deserve a DCM for your heroic action Fingersonthem
  • Score: 52

8:30am Sun 10 Aug 14

Abkhazsoyuz says...

Why not have a hand truck / trolley on board the van like any other delivery drivers use to supply goods to difficult to access shops, to shift the bulky equipment. Too much bother I suppose. No excuses ,shame on them, they have been caught out. Well done Mike George.
Why not have a hand truck / trolley on board the van like any other delivery drivers use to supply goods to difficult to access shops, to shift the bulky equipment. Too much bother I suppose. No excuses ,shame on them, they have been caught out. Well done Mike George. Abkhazsoyuz
  • Score: 83

8:36am Sun 10 Aug 14

Peroni says...

That camera car ....or those wardens do not give 10 mins Grace for loading or unloading anywhere.
Yet again double standards from a useless public funded mess.
That camera car ....or those wardens do not give 10 mins Grace for loading or unloading anywhere. Yet again double standards from a useless public funded mess. Peroni
  • Score: 130

8:37am Sun 10 Aug 14

hardly sane says...

Pity the camera car didn't catch them!
Pity the camera car didn't catch them! hardly sane
  • Score: 71

8:47am Sun 10 Aug 14

Townee says...

What is a SID speed indicating devise? Do they mean a speed limit sign, if so I don't believe that is heavy and should not require him to park on yellow lines.
What is a SID speed indicating devise? Do they mean a speed limit sign, if so I don't believe that is heavy and should not require him to park on yellow lines. Townee
  • Score: 50

8:49am Sun 10 Aug 14

EGHH says...

That's useful to know. Delivery drivers take note so you can use this in your defence when the Parking Spy car gets you!
That's useful to know. Delivery drivers take note so you can use this in your defence when the Parking Spy car gets you! EGHH
  • Score: 80

9:06am Sun 10 Aug 14

oldgiraffe says...

Didn't think there is a speed problem there!
Didn't think there is a speed problem there! oldgiraffe
  • Score: 40

9:12am Sun 10 Aug 14

boyerboy says...

Do what I say , not what I do..................
....................
......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?
Do what I say , not what I do.................. .................... ......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics? boyerboy
  • Score: 73

9:13am Sun 10 Aug 14

Desperado says...

Pity they don't do something useful like nicking the travellers .
Pity they don't do something useful like nicking the travellers . Desperado
  • Score: 85

9:17am Sun 10 Aug 14

Teddy 1 says...

Whole speed argument lost its way I recent years. Shame. Used to be effective as accidents reduced but in recent years seems accidents have gone up.
Years of bad management I was told by someone that works there but things improved now.
Whole speed argument lost its way I recent years. Shame. Used to be effective as accidents reduced but in recent years seems accidents have gone up. Years of bad management I was told by someone that works there but things improved now. Teddy 1
  • Score: 27

9:19am Sun 10 Aug 14

Huey says...

Townee wrote:
What is a SID speed indicating devise? Do they mean a speed limit sign, if so I don't believe that is heavy and should not require him to park on yellow lines.
It is a digital display that shows your speed if excessive
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: What is a SID speed indicating devise? Do they mean a speed limit sign, if so I don't believe that is heavy and should not require him to park on yellow lines.[/p][/quote]It is a digital display that shows your speed if excessive Huey
  • Score: 33

9:20am Sun 10 Aug 14

Richard 1976 says...

Police only interested in traffic issues, and eating hard boiled eggs. Mind you I've just watched an old episode of heartbeat
Police only interested in traffic issues, and eating hard boiled eggs. Mind you I've just watched an old episode of heartbeat Richard 1976
  • Score: 15

9:20am Sun 10 Aug 14

Wesoblind says...

On a corner too, may not have been illegal but common sense says its dangerous!
On a corner too, may not have been illegal but common sense says its dangerous! Wesoblind
  • Score: 52

9:21am Sun 10 Aug 14

retry69 says...

More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .
More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list . retry69
  • Score: -31

9:22am Sun 10 Aug 14

bosco1 says...

as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!! bosco1
  • Score: 62

9:27am Sun 10 Aug 14

glendower2909 says...

Surely the bigger infringement here is obstructing a cycle lane
Surely the bigger infringement here is obstructing a cycle lane glendower2909
  • Score: 62

9:27am Sun 10 Aug 14

mythoughts! says...

i wouldnt normally waste my time slagging the police off but this is very annoying to see these idiots parking here and breaking the law
i wouldnt normally waste my time slagging the police off but this is very annoying to see these idiots parking here and breaking the law mythoughts!
  • Score: 51

9:28am Sun 10 Aug 14

RAMON HH says...

This was a none emergency event and they had no right to be there, whatever the Police Commissioner has to say, They are also parked causing an obstruction near a corner, on double yellow lines, in a cycle lane and I doubt if they even had the hazard warning lights on.
I have always believed that employees are only as good as their employer and this incident is an example of that.
The Police Commissioner's reply is unacceptable, the police should not be above the law that they are supposed to be upholding.
This was a none emergency event and they had no right to be there, whatever the Police Commissioner has to say, They are also parked causing an obstruction near a corner, on double yellow lines, in a cycle lane and I doubt if they even had the hazard warning lights on. I have always believed that employees are only as good as their employer and this incident is an example of that. The Police Commissioner's reply is unacceptable, the police should not be above the law that they are supposed to be upholding. RAMON HH
  • Score: 60

9:32am Sun 10 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

As I keep saying about the 'Police'. Anything for an easy life.
As I keep saying about the 'Police'. Anything for an easy life. JemBmth
  • Score: 29

9:34am Sun 10 Aug 14

Markmag says...

retry69 wrote:
More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .
Sounds like a non-news story to me. At least that's what people will post when the Echo does report it!
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .[/p][/quote]Sounds like a non-news story to me. At least that's what people will post when the Echo does report it! Markmag
  • Score: -26

9:37am Sun 10 Aug 14

fore15 says...

They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.
They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on. fore15
  • Score: 46

9:38am Sun 10 Aug 14

retry69 says...

Markmag wrote:
retry69 wrote:
More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .
Sounds like a non-news story to me. At least that's what people will post when the Echo does report it!
Yeah you are right , my only interest is it's the same league as my son plays in so he may be up against him soon lol :)
[quote][p][bold]Markmag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .[/p][/quote]Sounds like a non-news story to me. At least that's what people will post when the Echo does report it![/p][/quote]Yeah you are right , my only interest is it's the same league as my son plays in so he may be up against him soon lol :) retry69
  • Score: -21

9:40am Sun 10 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Must remember that if I get a ticket. I was only there for 10 mins picking up some milk. They are a law unto themselves.
Must remember that if I get a ticket. I was only there for 10 mins picking up some milk. They are a law unto themselves. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 31

9:57am Sun 10 Aug 14

Harveypoole says...

Why do we ask the Police if they are breaking parking regs thse are now devolved to the local authority (and their soon to be outlawed camera cars)
Why do we ask the Police if they are breaking parking regs thse are now devolved to the local authority (and their soon to be outlawed camera cars) Harveypoole
  • Score: 15

10:07am Sun 10 Aug 14

big Zeeee says...

"She added that there was clear visibility in both directions and the van was clearly visible."

Chapter 8 of the highways act says you need class 3 high vis jacket sleeve down to wrist in the picture doesnt look like any sleeve let alone to elbow!! one of the pair should have completed a sign, lighting and guardng course to work in the highway (putting a sign up is classed as working!) They should have a taper of cones and signs around the van for there safety and the publics!!......maybe the councils streetworks dept would be more intrested!!
"She added that there was clear visibility in both directions and the van was clearly visible." Chapter 8 of the highways act says you need class 3 high vis jacket sleeve down to wrist in the picture doesnt look like any sleeve let alone to elbow!! one of the pair should have completed a sign, lighting and guardng course to work in the highway (putting a sign up is classed as working!) They should have a taper of cones and signs around the van for there safety and the publics!!......maybe the councils streetworks dept would be more intrested!! big Zeeee
  • Score: 39

10:13am Sun 10 Aug 14

MotorbikeSam says...

I wonder how many speeding points Mike George has, maybe that is why he is walking... he sounds like the sort who wants a free for all and care little about road safety .. I really do wonder at the intelligence of some readers...
I wonder how many speeding points Mike George has, maybe that is why he is walking... he sounds like the sort who wants a free for all and care little about road safety .. I really do wonder at the intelligence of some readers... MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -70

10:22am Sun 10 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

They are still spending and investing loads of money down here while many of the so called safety partnerships up and down the country have been long disbanded.
So what does that tell you?
They are still spending and investing loads of money down here while many of the so called safety partnerships up and down the country have been long disbanded. So what does that tell you? BIGTONE
  • Score: 27

10:31am Sun 10 Aug 14

old buffer says...

Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.
Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see. old buffer
  • Score: 36

10:33am Sun 10 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

The DSCP is a massive failure on every level. From employees breaking the law, as seen here, to employing underhand tactics to make as much money from motorists as possible. (You know, like hiding half hidden behind a bush, round a corner on busy roads only - Ringwood Road southbound at Bearwood for example.)

And what do we get for the money wasted on these parasites? Nothing. The deaths on Dorset's roads this year have been far higher than in recent years, so what's the use? Disband this joke of an operation and put the money saved into catching real criminals. (You know, like actually ridding this county of those nomadic thieves that invade our public spaces every summer.)
The DSCP is a massive failure on every level. From employees breaking the law, as seen here, to employing underhand tactics to make as much money from motorists as possible. (You know, like hiding half hidden behind a bush, round a corner on busy roads only - Ringwood Road southbound at Bearwood for example.) And what do we get for the money wasted on these parasites? Nothing. The deaths on Dorset's roads this year have been far higher than in recent years, so what's the use? Disband this joke of an operation and put the money saved into catching real criminals. (You know, like actually ridding this county of those nomadic thieves that invade our public spaces every summer.) Minty Fresh
  • Score: 40

10:48am Sun 10 Aug 14

The Liberal says...

bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed. The Liberal
  • Score: 9

11:10am Sun 10 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

The Liberal wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.
Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself. Hessenford
  • Score: 14

11:19am Sun 10 Aug 14

jill M says...

boyerboy wrote:
Do what I say , not what I do..................

....................

......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?
So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke!
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Do what I say , not what I do.................. .................... ......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?[/p][/quote]So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke! jill M
  • Score: -31

11:25am Sun 10 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Markmag wrote:
retry69 wrote:
More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .
Sounds like a non-news story to me. At least that's what people will post when the Echo does report it!
Yeah you are right , my only interest is it's the same league as my son plays in so he may be up against him soon lol :)
He will get a kick out of that.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Markmag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .[/p][/quote]Sounds like a non-news story to me. At least that's what people will post when the Echo does report it![/p][/quote]Yeah you are right , my only interest is it's the same league as my son plays in so he may be up against him soon lol :)[/p][/quote]He will get a kick out of that. Lord Spring
  • Score: -9

11:30am Sun 10 Aug 14

mythoughts! says...

jill M wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
Do what I say , not what I do..................


....................


......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?
So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke!
i think you miss the point
[quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Do what I say , not what I do.................. .................... ......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?[/p][/quote]So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke![/p][/quote]i think you miss the point mythoughts!
  • Score: 20

11:31am Sun 10 Aug 14

calmertraffic says...

Amazing how they get dispensation to unload, yet everyone else would either get a ticket or have to carry their cargo from a place where you are allowed to park.

I could claim that anyone could see my car park on double yellow lines from a long distance, but do you think they would wash with a Magistrate?

The double yellow lines and cycle lanes are there for our safety, having the people supposedly responsible for keeping us safe blatantly ignore them sets the wrong example and how can the public be expected to take them seriously.

It's amazing someone who touts 'No Excuses' so much always has an excuse for the behaviour of it's officer's behaviour.
Amazing how they get dispensation to unload, yet everyone else would either get a ticket or have to carry their cargo from a place where you are allowed to park. I could claim that anyone could see my car park on double yellow lines from a long distance, but do you think they would wash with a Magistrate? The double yellow lines and cycle lanes are there for our safety, having the people supposedly responsible for keeping us safe blatantly ignore them sets the wrong example and how can the public be expected to take them seriously. It's amazing someone who touts 'No Excuses' so much always has an excuse for the behaviour of it's officer's behaviour. calmertraffic
  • Score: 20

11:38am Sun 10 Aug 14

gerbil112 says...

old buffer wrote:
Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.
There shouldn't be any "head-on" traffic. This is West Street approaching the Quay. It's two lanes one-way, near side lane for the Quay and old bridge and right lane for West Quay Rd and Twin Sails Bridge. I totally agree with the other comments re. Safety etc.
[quote][p][bold]old buffer[/bold] wrote: Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.[/p][/quote]There shouldn't be any "head-on" traffic. This is West Street approaching the Quay. It's two lanes one-way, near side lane for the Quay and old bridge and right lane for West Quay Rd and Twin Sails Bridge. I totally agree with the other comments re. Safety etc. gerbil112
  • Score: 8

11:39am Sun 10 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

So if I print this news story and produce it as evidence in an appeal if ever I was to get a parking ticket if I am delivering or collecting goods would my ticket be rescinded? OFF COURSE NOT one rule for them and another for the general public
So if I print this news story and produce it as evidence in an appeal if ever I was to get a parking ticket if I am delivering or collecting goods would my ticket be rescinded? OFF COURSE NOT one rule for them and another for the general public alasdair1967
  • Score: 17

11:43am Sun 10 Aug 14

gerbil112 says...

jill M wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
Do what I say , not what I do..................


....................


......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?
So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke!
That would be an emergency situation and an exemption can be applied, similarly an ambulance responding to an emergency call can claim exemptions including parking on zig-zags and treating a red traffic light as a give-way.
[quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Do what I say , not what I do.................. .................... ......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?[/p][/quote]So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke![/p][/quote]That would be an emergency situation and an exemption can be applied, similarly an ambulance responding to an emergency call can claim exemptions including parking on zig-zags and treating a red traffic light as a give-way. gerbil112
  • Score: 15

11:43am Sun 10 Aug 14

Get_A_life says...

I would have loved to be a fly on the wall then they got reprimanded for this action and the point it was photographed well and is on here, poor guy only wanted some milk
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall then they got reprimanded for this action and the point it was photographed well and is on here, poor guy only wanted some milk Get_A_life
  • Score: 11

11:46am Sun 10 Aug 14

calmertraffic says...

jill M wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
Do what I say , not what I do..................


....................


......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?
So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke!
This isn't an emergency. This was a detective action to find traffic offence violators, which committed two traffic offences in its execution.
[quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Do what I say , not what I do.................. .................... ......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?[/p][/quote]So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke![/p][/quote]This isn't an emergency. This was a detective action to find traffic offence violators, which committed two traffic offences in its execution. calmertraffic
  • Score: 14

12:00pm Sun 10 Aug 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Markmag wrote:
retry69 wrote:
More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .
Sounds like a non-news story to me. At least that's what people will post when the Echo does report it!
Yeah you are right , my only interest is it's the same league as my son plays in so he may be up against him soon lol :)
He will get a kick out of that.
A sensible comment at last :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Markmag[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: More important than this troll bait story is I have been informed that Paul Gascoigne (hope that's spelt right,grammar police) has signed for Abbey in the Haywards Sunday League Div 4,the name is on the team list .[/p][/quote]Sounds like a non-news story to me. At least that's what people will post when the Echo does report it![/p][/quote]Yeah you are right , my only interest is it's the same league as my son plays in so he may be up against him soon lol :)[/p][/quote]He will get a kick out of that.[/p][/quote]A sensible comment at last :) retry69
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Sun 10 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

glendower2909 wrote:
Surely the bigger infringement here is obstructing a cycle lane
Not illegal but forcing law abiding bike users out of the protective cycle lane to negotiate the main stream of traffic unnecessarily!
[quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: Surely the bigger infringement here is obstructing a cycle lane[/p][/quote]Not illegal but forcing law abiding bike users out of the protective cycle lane to negotiate the main stream of traffic unnecessarily! folkprotector
  • Score: 13

12:15pm Sun 10 Aug 14

boblister says...

Borough of Poole Camera Van would have ticketed us if we had parked there, or even stopped.
Clearly, no cars should cross into a cycle lane.
Borough of Poole Camera Van would have ticketed us if we had parked there, or even stopped. Clearly, no cars should cross into a cycle lane. boblister
  • Score: 12

12:31pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Phixer says...

The police may not have been breaking the law but they were sure breaking the spirit of the law.

And, of course, highlighting yet again that yellow lines are all about revenue, not safety.
The police may not have been breaking the law but they were sure breaking the spirit of the law. And, of course, highlighting yet again that yellow lines are all about revenue, not safety. Phixer
  • Score: 16

12:37pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Adrian XX says...

skydriver wrote:
Huey wrote:
No wonder the public have lost all respect for the cops.
Quite right , I'm surprised they didn't park right across the footpath, like many drivers do, and get away with it, police don't care about that either .
Another good job done by the useless police commissioner !!!
Pavement parking is extremely common and I find it extremely annoying that I should have to walk in the road rather than along the pavement just because someone has parked there. However, I checked the law and it is NOT ILLEGAL TO PARK ON THE PAVEMENT EXCEPT IN LONDON. You can easily check this for yourself.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: No wonder the public have lost all respect for the cops.[/p][/quote]Quite right , I'm surprised they didn't park right across the footpath, like many drivers do, and get away with it, police don't care about that either . Another good job done by the useless police commissioner !!![/p][/quote]Pavement parking is extremely common and I find it extremely annoying that I should have to walk in the road rather than along the pavement just because someone has parked there. However, I checked the law and it is NOT ILLEGAL TO PARK ON THE PAVEMENT EXCEPT IN LONDON. You can easily check this for yourself. Adrian XX
  • Score: 3

12:43pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Superuser says...

Oh look - it's probably a handy thing to know that vehicles are
allowed to park on double yellow line if it is only for less than
10 minutes.
Don't recall ever seeing this in the green cross code so good
on the Dorset police spokesmen for brining this new rule to
the motoring publics attention.
Oh look - it's probably a handy thing to know that vehicles are allowed to park on double yellow line if it is only for less than 10 minutes. Don't recall ever seeing this in the green cross code so good on the Dorset police spokesmen for brining this new rule to the motoring publics attention. Superuser
  • Score: 10

12:53pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

fore15 wrote:
They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.
That would have made it illegal.
[quote][p][bold]fore15[/bold] wrote: They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.[/p][/quote]That would have made it illegal. Tango Charlie
  • Score: 7

1:01pm Sun 10 Aug 14

tbpoole says...

Harveypoole wrote:
Why do we ask the Police if they are breaking parking regs thse are now devolved to the local authority (and their soon to be outlawed camera cars)
Actually it's not going to be outlawed, just restricted.
[quote][p][bold]Harveypoole[/bold] wrote: Why do we ask the Police if they are breaking parking regs thse are now devolved to the local authority (and their soon to be outlawed camera cars)[/p][/quote]Actually it's not going to be outlawed, just restricted. tbpoole
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Sun 10 Aug 14

tbpoole says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
fore15 wrote:
They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.
That would have made it illegal.
It's not 'illegal'. It has been decriminalised.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fore15[/bold] wrote: They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.[/p][/quote]That would have made it illegal.[/p][/quote]It's not 'illegal'. It has been decriminalised. tbpoole
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Sun 10 Aug 14

old buffer says...

gerbil112 wrote:
old buffer wrote:
Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.
There shouldn't be any "head-on" traffic. This is West Street approaching the Quay. It's two lanes one-way, near side lane for the Quay and old bridge and right lane for West Quay Rd and Twin Sails Bridge. I totally agree with the other comments re. Safety etc.
Well, that's good to hear at least. Thanks! However, if they are happy to show such blatant disregard for the Highway Code by causing an obstruction there, will they draw the line at doing the same on a two-way road in another location?
[quote][p][bold]gerbil112[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old buffer[/bold] wrote: Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.[/p][/quote]There shouldn't be any "head-on" traffic. This is West Street approaching the Quay. It's two lanes one-way, near side lane for the Quay and old bridge and right lane for West Quay Rd and Twin Sails Bridge. I totally agree with the other comments re. Safety etc.[/p][/quote]Well, that's good to hear at least. Thanks! However, if they are happy to show such blatant disregard for the Highway Code by causing an obstruction there, will they draw the line at doing the same on a two-way road in another location? old buffer
  • Score: 6

1:08pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

tbpoole wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
fore15 wrote:
They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.
That would have made it illegal.
It's not 'illegal'. It has been decriminalised.
Parking has been decriminalsed. Incorrect use of the hazzard lights has not. Rule 116

Hazard warning lights. These may be used when your vehicle is stationary, to warn that it is temporarily obstructing traffic. Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed.
Law RVLR reg 27
[quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fore15[/bold] wrote: They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.[/p][/quote]That would have made it illegal.[/p][/quote]It's not 'illegal'. It has been decriminalised.[/p][/quote]Parking has been decriminalsed. Incorrect use of the hazzard lights has not. Rule 116 Hazard warning lights. These may be used when your vehicle is stationary, to warn that it is temporarily obstructing traffic. Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed. Law RVLR reg 27 Tango Charlie
  • Score: 1

1:13pm Sun 10 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

Dorset police motto, do what we say not what we do.
Dorset police motto, do what we say not what we do. penhalereturns
  • Score: 11

1:21pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Rally says...

BIGTONE wrote:
They are still spending and investing loads of money down here while many of the so called safety partnerships up and down the country have been long disbanded.
So what does that tell you?
'So what does that tell you?'

That when it comes to not exceeding the posted speed limit, Dorset motorists are appreciably less competent than the incompetent motorists in every other county. :)
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: They are still spending and investing loads of money down here while many of the so called safety partnerships up and down the country have been long disbanded. So what does that tell you?[/p][/quote]'So what does that tell you?' That when it comes to not exceeding the posted speed limit, Dorset motorists are appreciably less competent than the incompetent motorists in every other county. :) Rally
  • Score: -9

1:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

glendower2909 wrote:
Surely the bigger infringement here is obstructing a cycle lane
Its only an "Advisory" Cycle Lane (marked by broken lines)., its not illegal to obstruct or park in these.
[quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: Surely the bigger infringement here is obstructing a cycle lane[/p][/quote]Its only an "Advisory" Cycle Lane (marked by broken lines)., its not illegal to obstruct or park in these. fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 7

1:54pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

OK. Is is an article designed to cause a reaction and I have bitten too. A simple idea. There are a great many people that drive. Most of them have taken a test. At the end of the test they signed a piece of paper promising to follow the rules of the road and keep themselves abreast of the laws, but the ignorance on here is staggering! Google the parking restriction exemptions on nidirect.gov. They include disabled drivers, police, public service vehicles, ambulances, lorries, motorcycles, postal vehicles... The list goes on. For all those who did not know this, who do you get to tie your shoelaces in the morning?
OK. Is is an article designed to cause a reaction and I have bitten too. A simple idea. There are a great many people that drive. Most of them have taken a test. At the end of the test they signed a piece of paper promising to follow the rules of the road and keep themselves abreast of the laws, but the ignorance on here is staggering! Google the parking restriction exemptions on nidirect.gov. They include disabled drivers, police, public service vehicles, ambulances, lorries, motorcycles, postal vehicles... The list goes on. For all those who did not know this, who do you get to tie your shoelaces in the morning? Tango Charlie
  • Score: 4

2:05pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
OK. Is is an article designed to cause a reaction and I have bitten too. A simple idea. There are a great many people that drive. Most of them have taken a test. At the end of the test they signed a piece of paper promising to follow the rules of the road and keep themselves abreast of the laws, but the ignorance on here is staggering! Google the parking restriction exemptions on nidirect.gov. They include disabled drivers, police, public service vehicles, ambulances, lorries, motorcycles, postal vehicles... The list goes on. For all those who did not know this, who do you get to tie your shoelaces in the morning?
Now a challenge.. to comment further please give your driving licence qualifications. I am allowed to drive motorcycles, cars, tanks, buses, lorries, tractors. Qualifications now dropped (due to being poor) are fixed and rotary wing aircraft. I also used to hold hold blue light and hazardous materials.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: OK. Is is an article designed to cause a reaction and I have bitten too. A simple idea. There are a great many people that drive. Most of them have taken a test. At the end of the test they signed a piece of paper promising to follow the rules of the road and keep themselves abreast of the laws, but the ignorance on here is staggering! Google the parking restriction exemptions on nidirect.gov. They include disabled drivers, police, public service vehicles, ambulances, lorries, motorcycles, postal vehicles... The list goes on. For all those who did not know this, who do you get to tie your shoelaces in the morning?[/p][/quote]Now a challenge.. to comment further please give your driving licence qualifications. I am allowed to drive motorcycles, cars, tanks, buses, lorries, tractors. Qualifications now dropped (due to being poor) are fixed and rotary wing aircraft. I also used to hold hold blue light and hazardous materials. Tango Charlie
  • Score: -6

2:06pm Sun 10 Aug 14

M0Z says...

Put coordinates 50.715,-1.989 into Google maps and switch to street view - there appears to be a large parking bay almost opposite and 'no loading' kerb markings where the van actually parked. But it’s a couple of years old, and the Echo photo doesn’t show any 'no loading' marks – which is odd (they usually get extended, rarely removed). Bit of a non-story really - the photo shows there was absolutely no traffic at the time – I wish more of our local roads were like this.
Put coordinates 50.715,-1.989 into Google maps and switch to street view - there appears to be a large parking bay almost opposite and 'no loading' kerb markings where the van actually parked. But it’s a couple of years old, and the Echo photo doesn’t show any 'no loading' marks – which is odd (they usually get extended, rarely removed). Bit of a non-story really - the photo shows there was absolutely no traffic at the time – I wish more of our local roads were like this. M0Z
  • Score: 7

2:13pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
OK. Is is an article designed to cause a reaction and I have bitten too. A simple idea. There are a great many people that drive. Most of them have taken a test. At the end of the test they signed a piece of paper promising to follow the rules of the road and keep themselves abreast of the laws, but the ignorance on here is staggering! Google the parking restriction exemptions on nidirect.gov. They include disabled drivers, police, public service vehicles, ambulances, lorries, motorcycles, postal vehicles... The list goes on. For all those who did not know this, who do you get to tie your shoelaces in the morning?
Now a challenge.. to comment further please give your driving licence qualifications. I am allowed to drive motorcycles, cars, tanks, buses, lorries, tractors. Qualifications now dropped (due to being poor) are fixed and rotary wing aircraft. I also used to hold hold blue light and hazardous materials.
One thing further. Any ex RCT, REME or RE people who commented without looking it up. Same on you!
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: OK. Is is an article designed to cause a reaction and I have bitten too. A simple idea. There are a great many people that drive. Most of them have taken a test. At the end of the test they signed a piece of paper promising to follow the rules of the road and keep themselves abreast of the laws, but the ignorance on here is staggering! Google the parking restriction exemptions on nidirect.gov. They include disabled drivers, police, public service vehicles, ambulances, lorries, motorcycles, postal vehicles... The list goes on. For all those who did not know this, who do you get to tie your shoelaces in the morning?[/p][/quote]Now a challenge.. to comment further please give your driving licence qualifications. I am allowed to drive motorcycles, cars, tanks, buses, lorries, tractors. Qualifications now dropped (due to being poor) are fixed and rotary wing aircraft. I also used to hold hold blue light and hazardous materials.[/p][/quote]One thing further. Any ex RCT, REME or RE people who commented without looking it up. Same on you! Tango Charlie
  • Score: -2

2:14pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
OK. Is is an article designed to cause a reaction and I have bitten too. A simple idea. There are a great many people that drive. Most of them have taken a test. At the end of the test they signed a piece of paper promising to follow the rules of the road and keep themselves abreast of the laws, but the ignorance on here is staggering! Google the parking restriction exemptions on nidirect.gov. They include disabled drivers, police, public service vehicles, ambulances, lorries, motorcycles, postal vehicles... The list goes on. For all those who did not know this, who do you get to tie your shoelaces in the morning?
Now a challenge.. to comment further please give your driving licence qualifications. I am allowed to drive motorcycles, cars, tanks, buses, lorries, tractors. Qualifications now dropped (due to being poor) are fixed and rotary wing aircraft. I also used to hold hold blue light and hazardous materials.
One thing further. Any ex RCT, REME or RE people who commented without looking it up. Same on you!
Shame, sorry about the typo.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: OK. Is is an article designed to cause a reaction and I have bitten too. A simple idea. There are a great many people that drive. Most of them have taken a test. At the end of the test they signed a piece of paper promising to follow the rules of the road and keep themselves abreast of the laws, but the ignorance on here is staggering! Google the parking restriction exemptions on nidirect.gov. They include disabled drivers, police, public service vehicles, ambulances, lorries, motorcycles, postal vehicles... The list goes on. For all those who did not know this, who do you get to tie your shoelaces in the morning?[/p][/quote]Now a challenge.. to comment further please give your driving licence qualifications. I am allowed to drive motorcycles, cars, tanks, buses, lorries, tractors. Qualifications now dropped (due to being poor) are fixed and rotary wing aircraft. I also used to hold hold blue light and hazardous materials.[/p][/quote]One thing further. Any ex RCT, REME or RE people who commented without looking it up. Same on you![/p][/quote]Shame, sorry about the typo. Tango Charlie
  • Score: -2

2:52pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Rally wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
They are still spending and investing loads of money down here while many of the so called safety partnerships up and down the country have been long disbanded.
So what does that tell you?
'So what does that tell you?'

That when it comes to not exceeding the posted speed limit, Dorset motorists are appreciably less competent than the incompetent motorists in every other county. :)
If you WANT to speed it is quiet simple, keep it below 10% + 2. But who in their right mind would want too? Here you have a number of students from Counties with different laws. They ride bikes left, right and in the centre of the road. Nobody uses lights. 3am is student kicking out time. It's NOT about your ability to drive fast, it's about THEIR ability to ride slow.
[quote][p][bold]Rally[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: They are still spending and investing loads of money down here while many of the so called safety partnerships up and down the country have been long disbanded. So what does that tell you?[/p][/quote]'So what does that tell you?' That when it comes to not exceeding the posted speed limit, Dorset motorists are appreciably less competent than the incompetent motorists in every other county. :)[/p][/quote]If you WANT to speed it is quiet simple, keep it below 10% + 2. But who in their right mind would want too? Here you have a number of students from Counties with different laws. They ride bikes left, right and in the centre of the road. Nobody uses lights. 3am is student kicking out time. It's NOT about your ability to drive fast, it's about THEIR ability to ride slow. Tango Charlie
  • Score: -2

2:53pm Sun 10 Aug 14

The Liberal says...

Hessenford wrote:
The Liberal wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.
Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.
Your point makes no sense. I can't see any 'no loading' markings or signs in the photo, so they are not breaking the rules by unloading there.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.[/p][/quote]Your point makes no sense. I can't see any 'no loading' markings or signs in the photo, so they are not breaking the rules by unloading there. The Liberal
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

The Liberal wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
The Liberal wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.
Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.
Your point makes no sense. I can't see any 'no loading' markings or signs in the photo, so they are not breaking the rules by unloading there.
It DOES make sence. He does NOT know the rules...
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.[/p][/quote]Your point makes no sense. I can't see any 'no loading' markings or signs in the photo, so they are not breaking the rules by unloading there.[/p][/quote]It DOES make sence. He does NOT know the rules... Tango Charlie
  • Score: -2

3:02pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
The Liberal wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
The Liberal wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.
Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.
Your point makes no sense. I can't see any 'no loading' markings or signs in the photo, so they are not breaking the rules by unloading there.
It DOES make sence. He does NOT know the rules...
Oh, bty what qualifications do YOU hold?
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.[/p][/quote]Your point makes no sense. I can't see any 'no loading' markings or signs in the photo, so they are not breaking the rules by unloading there.[/p][/quote]It DOES make sence. He does NOT know the rules...[/p][/quote]Oh, bty what qualifications do YOU hold? Tango Charlie
  • Score: -4

3:13pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Last year I was fined £1000 for breaking the Tachograph laws. I COULD have left 40 people looking for a hotel on the wrong side of the pond, or bring them back. I chose wrong and got fined for it. The law is stupid, but I have to abade by it.
Last year I was fined £1000 for breaking the Tachograph laws. I COULD have left 40 people looking for a hotel on the wrong side of the pond, or bring them back. I chose wrong and got fined for it. The law is stupid, but I have to abade by it. Tango Charlie
  • Score: -2

3:14pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

abide..
abide.. Tango Charlie
  • Score: -4

3:15pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
abide..
The army teaches service before self. In Civvy life that is not true.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: abide..[/p][/quote]The army teaches service before self. In Civvy life that is not true. Tango Charlie
  • Score: -4

3:34pm Sun 10 Aug 14

123FYI says...

http://www.dorsetspe
ed.org.uk/
If anyone is interested in situations like this, my father (Ian Belchamber) has an on going case in to the inefficiencies, corruption and lack of care from the Dorset road team. His website linked above has far more information.

Please support this by up voting!
http://www.dorsetspe ed.org.uk/ If anyone is interested in situations like this, my father (Ian Belchamber) has an on going case in to the inefficiencies, corruption and lack of care from the Dorset road team. His website linked above has far more information. Please support this by up voting! 123FYI
  • Score: -5

3:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

tbpoole says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
tbpoole wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
fore15 wrote:
They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.
That would have made it illegal.
It's not 'illegal'. It has been decriminalised.
Parking has been decriminalsed. Incorrect use of the hazzard lights has not. Rule 116

Hazard warning lights. These may be used when your vehicle is stationary, to warn that it is temporarily obstructing traffic. Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed.
Law RVLR reg 27
Perhaps but they weren't parking illegally.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fore15[/bold] wrote: They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.[/p][/quote]That would have made it illegal.[/p][/quote]It's not 'illegal'. It has been decriminalised.[/p][/quote]Parking has been decriminalsed. Incorrect use of the hazzard lights has not. Rule 116 Hazard warning lights. These may be used when your vehicle is stationary, to warn that it is temporarily obstructing traffic. Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed. Law RVLR reg 27[/p][/quote]Perhaps but they weren't parking illegally. tbpoole
  • Score: 2

3:49pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

tbpoole wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
tbpoole wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
fore15 wrote:
They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.
That would have made it illegal.
It's not 'illegal'. It has been decriminalised.
Parking has been decriminalsed. Incorrect use of the hazzard lights has not. Rule 116

Hazard warning lights. These may be used when your vehicle is stationary, to warn that it is temporarily obstructing traffic. Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed.
Law RVLR reg 27
Perhaps but they weren't parking illegally.
Please feel free to read my prior posts. xxxxx
[quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fore15[/bold] wrote: They were there longer than 10 minutes, and yes, no hazard lights on.[/p][/quote]That would have made it illegal.[/p][/quote]It's not 'illegal'. It has been decriminalised.[/p][/quote]Parking has been decriminalsed. Incorrect use of the hazzard lights has not. Rule 116 Hazard warning lights. These may be used when your vehicle is stationary, to warn that it is temporarily obstructing traffic. Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed. Law RVLR reg 27[/p][/quote]Perhaps but they weren't parking illegally.[/p][/quote]Please feel free to read my prior posts. xxxxx Tango Charlie
  • Score: -2

3:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

123FYI wrote:
http://www.dorsetspe

ed.org.uk/
If anyone is interested in situations like this, my father (Ian Belchamber) has an on going case in to the inefficiencies, corruption and lack of care from the Dorset road team. His website linked above has far more information.

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Your qualifications in driving ARE.....
[quote][p][bold]123FYI[/bold] wrote: http://www.dorsetspe ed.org.uk/ If anyone is interested in situations like this, my father (Ian Belchamber) has an on going case in to the inefficiencies, corruption and lack of care from the Dorset road team. His website linked above has far more information. Please support this by up voting![/p][/quote]Your qualifications in driving ARE..... Tango Charlie
  • Score: -6

3:57pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

I am very anti speed. I once spent 20 minutes looking for a bikers head!
I am very anti speed. I once spent 20 minutes looking for a bikers head! Tango Charlie
  • Score: -4

4:08pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Obi wan kenobi Nil says...

bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
Yes the police are always "nicking " people for parking on double yellow lines.....what a pathetic comment !
Do any of you uneducated ill informed Mong's actually realise that it is not illegal to park on double yellow lines and more to the point it's nothing to do with the police ?
Traffic wardens enforce this not the police.
It would be different if they were parked there doing speed checks but they were there for 10 mins dropping off a SID !
For Gods sake get a life and stop the constant police bashing !
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]Yes the police are always "nicking " people for parking on double yellow lines.....what a pathetic comment ! Do any of you uneducated ill informed Mong's actually realise that it is not illegal to park on double yellow lines and more to the point it's nothing to do with the police ? Traffic wardens enforce this not the police. It would be different if they were parked there doing speed checks but they were there for 10 mins dropping off a SID ! For Gods sake get a life and stop the constant police bashing ! Obi wan kenobi Nil
  • Score: -3

4:10pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Obi wan kenobi Nil says...

123FYI wrote:
http://www.dorsetspe

ed.org.uk/
If anyone is interested in situations like this, my father (Ian Belchamber) has an on going case in to the inefficiencies, corruption and lack of care from the Dorset road team. His website linked above has far more information.

Please support this by up voting!
Your fathers a ****..... and so are you.
[quote][p][bold]123FYI[/bold] wrote: http://www.dorsetspe ed.org.uk/ If anyone is interested in situations like this, my father (Ian Belchamber) has an on going case in to the inefficiencies, corruption and lack of care from the Dorset road team. His website linked above has far more information. Please support this by up voting![/p][/quote]Your fathers a ****..... and so are you. Obi wan kenobi Nil
  • Score: -4

4:40pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
I am very anti speed. I once spent 20 minutes looking for a bikers head!
1979 in Herford, Germany. We were on a round robin exercise. Biker had gone through a hedge. The wire had cut his head like a cheese cutter. His speed was NOT excesive, he had lost control.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: I am very anti speed. I once spent 20 minutes looking for a bikers head![/p][/quote]1979 in Herford, Germany. We were on a round robin exercise. Biker had gone through a hedge. The wire had cut his head like a cheese cutter. His speed was NOT excesive, he had lost control. Tango Charlie
  • Score: -4

4:47pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Obi wan kenobi Nil wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
Yes the police are always "nicking " people for parking on double yellow lines.....what a pathetic comment !
Do any of you uneducated ill informed Mong's actually realise that it is not illegal to park on double yellow lines and more to the point it's nothing to do with the police ?
Traffic wardens enforce this not the police.
It would be different if they were parked there doing speed checks but they were there for 10 mins dropping off a SID !
For Gods sake get a life and stop the constant police bashing !
The police no longer gives tickets for parking. That is only £30. Civil enforcement is a minimum of £75.
[quote][p][bold]Obi wan kenobi Nil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]Yes the police are always "nicking " people for parking on double yellow lines.....what a pathetic comment ! Do any of you uneducated ill informed Mong's actually realise that it is not illegal to park on double yellow lines and more to the point it's nothing to do with the police ? Traffic wardens enforce this not the police. It would be different if they were parked there doing speed checks but they were there for 10 mins dropping off a SID ! For Gods sake get a life and stop the constant police bashing ![/p][/quote]The police no longer gives tickets for parking. That is only £30. Civil enforcement is a minimum of £75. Tango Charlie
  • Score: 3

5:03pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

When it comes to speed it is NOT a question of the laws of the land, it is a question of the laws of physics. Velocity x Mass. A modern family car weighs on average 1.2 tonnes (look it up). A blow out at 30 are easier to control than one at 50.
When it comes to speed it is NOT a question of the laws of the land, it is a question of the laws of physics. Velocity x Mass. A modern family car weighs on average 1.2 tonnes (look it up). A blow out at 30 are easier to control than one at 50. Tango Charlie
  • Score: -3

6:21pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Jadavji says...

They aren't police they are civvies. That's on a bend so clearly not safe. Why not just apologise. Man up and carry it further it weighs a couple of kilos. Don't worry about blocking that cycle lane on a bend either; that's safe. I'll remember 10 minutes is fine when loading/unloading at the shops too.

I really hate traffic enforcement without discretion. It becomes revenue generation and alienates law abiding population.

By all means enforce traffic legislation on repeat and prolific criminal offenders (robbers and burglars etc) in order to make achieving there criminality more difficult;

By all means respond to local complaints with an education campaign e.g. Pulling those over speeding to explain for 10-15 minutes why they shouldn't speed and that residents have complained; then explain they are now 15 minutes later than if they had abided by legislation.

By doing this; those they have the wrong attitude and refuse to accept they've been 'caught' can have the relevant points and fine; and then have it explained that a lack of appreciation of there wrong doing has caused it.

We all speed/break minor road laws; the difference is most of us realise this and when stopped apologise and recognise that they are in the wrong.

This sort of thing is just bad for the public; bad for policing and just bad.

Oh; one more thing, if we are being anal, his high viz breaches health and safety standards for working on a road;

1) it has no sleeves
2) it has insufficient reflective banding (it needs to have 2 on each arm; 3 on the torso, and one down each shoulder
3) it should be correctly fastened.

I mean I'm not anal and don't really care, but you know, if you're being picky.
They aren't police they are civvies. That's on a bend so clearly not safe. Why not just apologise. Man up and carry it further it weighs a couple of kilos. Don't worry about blocking that cycle lane on a bend either; that's safe. I'll remember 10 minutes is fine when loading/unloading at the shops too. I really hate traffic enforcement without discretion. It becomes revenue generation and alienates law abiding population. By all means enforce traffic legislation on repeat and prolific criminal offenders (robbers and burglars etc) in order to make achieving there criminality more difficult; By all means respond to local complaints with an education campaign e.g. Pulling those over speeding to explain for 10-15 minutes why they shouldn't speed and that residents have complained; then explain they are now 15 minutes later than if they had abided by legislation. By doing this; those they have the wrong attitude and refuse to accept they've been 'caught' can have the relevant points and fine; and then have it explained that a lack of appreciation of there wrong doing has caused it. We all speed/break minor road laws; the difference is most of us realise this and when stopped apologise and recognise that they are in the wrong. This sort of thing is just bad for the public; bad for policing and just bad. Oh; one more thing, if we are being anal, his high viz breaches health and safety standards for working on a road; 1) it has no sleeves 2) it has insufficient reflective banding (it needs to have 2 on each arm; 3 on the torso, and one down each shoulder 3) it should be correctly fastened. I mean I'm not anal and don't really care, but you know, if you're being picky. Jadavji
  • Score: 2

6:35pm Sun 10 Aug 14

scouserinbmth says...

old buffer wrote:
Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.
just a quick observation, this stretch of road is a one way system, left lane is for quay, right lane for twin sails bridge
[quote][p][bold]old buffer[/bold] wrote: Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.[/p][/quote]just a quick observation, this stretch of road is a one way system, left lane is for quay, right lane for twin sails bridge scouserinbmth
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Sun 10 Aug 14

scouserinbmth says...

dorset police spokesperson said road was visible in both directions, do they not even know that this stretch is a one way system, muppet police force
dorset police spokesperson said road was visible in both directions, do they not even know that this stretch is a one way system, muppet police force scouserinbmth
  • Score: 0

7:03pm Sun 10 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

The Liberal wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.
Yes... but...
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.[/p][/quote]Yes... but... folkprotector
  • Score: 0

7:13pm Sun 10 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

First you need to distinguish between parking and loading/unloading. Second, most caustic comments show a complete lack of knowledge of the kerbside markings as explained in the Highway Code.
Sensible and rational comments illustrate an understanding of the regulations.
First you need to distinguish between parking and loading/unloading. Second, most caustic comments show a complete lack of knowledge of the kerbside markings as explained in the Highway Code. Sensible and rational comments illustrate an understanding of the regulations. folkprotector
  • Score: 3

7:26pm Sun 10 Aug 14

BunnyR says...

jill M wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
Do what I say , not what I do..................


....................


......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?
So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke!
In that situation, I like to think the response to the 999 call would be something more appropriate than a speed camera.
[quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Do what I say , not what I do.................. .................... ......are the Police now adopting Traveller tactics?[/p][/quote]So let me get this right, if someone was battering down your door to murder you and your family, and you live on a road with double yellow lines outside, the police answering your 999 call would have to find a car park to park up in before coming to help- you lot really are a joke![/p][/quote]In that situation, I like to think the response to the 999 call would be something more appropriate than a speed camera. BunnyR
  • Score: 2

9:34pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

scouserinbmth wrote:
old buffer wrote:
Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.
just a quick observation, this stretch of road is a one way system, left lane is for quay, right lane for twin sails bridge
If a cyclist or two ploughed into the back of that van then they shouldn't be riding!
[quote][p][bold]scouserinbmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old buffer[/bold] wrote: Ten minutes is plenty long enough for a cyclist or two to pile into the back of the van or to meet oncoming traffic head-on whilst trying to swerve around it. Double yellow lines and a cycle lane are surely two clear reasons why a road should be left unobstructed unless a vehicle has broken down, has its hazard flashers on, and is displaying a warning triangle at some distance to the rear. Apart from that, 'no ifs no buts' as far as I can see.[/p][/quote]just a quick observation, this stretch of road is a one way system, left lane is for quay, right lane for twin sails bridge[/p][/quote]If a cyclist or two ploughed into the back of that van then they shouldn't be riding! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: -1

10:07pm Sun 10 Aug 14

justme20092009 says...

monday im gonna be parking on a double yellow on a cycle lane and when caught im will say i was unloading an urgent dump in to a carrie bag
monday im gonna be parking on a double yellow on a cycle lane and when caught im will say i was unloading an urgent dump in to a carrie bag justme20092009
  • Score: -2

10:16pm Sun 10 Aug 14

moost says...

You people really should read the Highway Code, if you are unloading on double yellows you are fine. Also the cycle path has broken white line so advisory, if it were solid white line then it would be an offence. Next head line will be speeding police car catches up with speeder!!
You people really should read the Highway Code, if you are unloading on double yellows you are fine. Also the cycle path has broken white line so advisory, if it were solid white line then it would be an offence. Next head line will be speeding police car catches up with speeder!! moost
  • Score: 1

10:19pm Sun 10 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

The Liberal wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
The Liberal wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!!
The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.
Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.
Your point makes no sense. I can't see any 'no loading' markings or signs in the photo, so they are not breaking the rules by unloading there.
Actually he does make sense, camera cars fine people for dropping off and picking up on double yellow lines and just hope that the fine wont be challenged on appeal, nothing to do with knowing the rules, councils will do anything to make money, even if their wrong.
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: as the saying goes one law for them and one for us. If I parked on a yellow line / bus stop for 2 mins I would be nicked, and because I was unloading would not be an acceptable reason to park according to the law.!! Whats dorset police advert "NO EXCUSES" well not in this case.!![/p][/quote]The highway code states that you are allowed to load/unload on double yellow lines unless there are markings on the kerb to signify loading restrictions. No excuse needed.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the parking enforcement camera car seems to have read a different highway code to yourself.[/p][/quote]Your point makes no sense. I can't see any 'no loading' markings or signs in the photo, so they are not breaking the rules by unloading there.[/p][/quote]Actually he does make sense, camera cars fine people for dropping off and picking up on double yellow lines and just hope that the fine wont be challenged on appeal, nothing to do with knowing the rules, councils will do anything to make money, even if their wrong. penhalereturns
  • Score: 3

11:40pm Sun 10 Aug 14

springbok4 says...

For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.
For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy. springbok4
  • Score: 0

7:32am Mon 11 Aug 14

jill M says...

springbok4 wrote:
For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.
The most sensible posting on here- Thankyou .
[quote][p][bold]springbok4[/bold] wrote: For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.[/p][/quote]The most sensible posting on here- Thankyou . jill M
  • Score: 0

7:50am Mon 11 Aug 14

coupedeville says...

Well, well, well, there's a surprise, the Police find themselves not guilty of something that any normal person would be nicked for ! If these idiots want any respect at all I would suggest they try earning it for a change !
Well, well, well, there's a surprise, the Police find themselves not guilty of something that any normal person would be nicked for ! If these idiots want any respect at all I would suggest they try earning it for a change ! coupedeville
  • Score: 0

7:52am Mon 11 Aug 14

skydriver says...

Maybe the police commissioner should read these comments to get a feel for how the locals really feel rather than a do good meeting the public in Boscombe .
Answers please Mr Underhill
Maybe the police commissioner should read these comments to get a feel for how the locals really feel rather than a do good meeting the public in Boscombe . Answers please Mr Underhill skydriver
  • Score: 2

8:02am Mon 11 Aug 14

jill M says...

coupedeville wrote:
Well, well, well, there's a surprise, the Police find themselves not guilty of something that any normal person would be nicked for ! If these idiots want any respect at all I would suggest they try earning it for a change !
If you bothered to read the previous posts instead of immediately slagging off the police, you would see that it's nothing to do with them, no wonder morale is so low in the force with you lot blaming them for any and every event that happens, yet you soon run to them when anything bad happens. Don't you all realise how few officers we actually have in our force these days, they have to prioritise which emergency to go to first, because there isn't enough of them to be everywhere they should be. As far as you lot are concerned they can't do right whatever they do.
[quote][p][bold]coupedeville[/bold] wrote: Well, well, well, there's a surprise, the Police find themselves not guilty of something that any normal person would be nicked for ! If these idiots want any respect at all I would suggest they try earning it for a change ![/p][/quote]If you bothered to read the previous posts instead of immediately slagging off the police, you would see that it's nothing to do with them, no wonder morale is so low in the force with you lot blaming them for any and every event that happens, yet you soon run to them when anything bad happens. Don't you all realise how few officers we actually have in our force these days, they have to prioritise which emergency to go to first, because there isn't enough of them to be everywhere they should be. As far as you lot are concerned they can't do right whatever they do. jill M
  • Score: 0

9:03am Mon 11 Aug 14

suzigirl says...

I hardly think it is going to affect many cyclists as they don't use the cycle lanes anyway!
I hardly think it is going to affect many cyclists as they don't use the cycle lanes anyway! suzigirl
  • Score: 0

9:23am Mon 11 Aug 14

Nickydoonah says...

jill M wrote:
springbok4 wrote:
For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.
The most sensible posting on here- Thankyou .
Most police cant read and they write like 8 year olds same as me,
so that's a no brainer
they prorbarlie would get lost looking for a library you know
[quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]springbok4[/bold] wrote: For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.[/p][/quote]The most sensible posting on here- Thankyou .[/p][/quote]Most police cant read and they write like 8 year olds same as me, so that's a no brainer they prorbarlie would get lost looking for a library you know Nickydoonah
  • Score: -2

12:25pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Kamikazi says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
Last year I was fined £1000 for breaking the Tachograph laws. I COULD have left 40 people looking for a hotel on the wrong side of the pond, or bring them back. I chose wrong and got fined for it. The law is stupid, but I have to abade by it.
You endangered the lives of 40 people by driving for too long without a break and you are trying to lecture people on here about how you know more than them and that you are more qualified than other people.

Tiredness is a major cause of accidents, being tired is worse than drink driving , and to do that whilst in charge of the safety of 40 people! you should be ashamed of yourself, but instead you come onto an online forum and seem to brag about it!

As for my qualifications (as you are so keen to ask others)...All you need to know is that I have not had my license endorsed with something that could have potentially caused the deaths of 40+ people.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: Last year I was fined £1000 for breaking the Tachograph laws. I COULD have left 40 people looking for a hotel on the wrong side of the pond, or bring them back. I chose wrong and got fined for it. The law is stupid, but I have to abade by it.[/p][/quote]You endangered the lives of 40 people by driving for too long without a break and you are trying to lecture people on here about how you know more than them and that you are more qualified than other people. Tiredness is a major cause of accidents, being tired is worse than drink driving , and to do that whilst in charge of the safety of 40 people! you should be ashamed of yourself, but instead you come onto an online forum and seem to brag about it! As for my qualifications (as you are so keen to ask others)...All you need to know is that I have not had my license endorsed with something that could have potentially caused the deaths of 40+ people. Kamikazi
  • Score: -2

2:25pm Mon 11 Aug 14

rayc says...

Perhaps the PCC could hazard a reasonable guess on how the actions of a Police vehicle going about its duties can be the subject of so much venom?
Is it malice, distrust of the Police, them and us, actions of Dorsetroad safe, the No Excuse project, actions of councils with their anti car policies, envy some other reasons? In any event that is much more worrying than the actions of the Police staff in the report.
Perhaps the PCC could hazard a reasonable guess on how the actions of a Police vehicle going about its duties can be the subject of so much venom? Is it malice, distrust of the Police, them and us, actions of Dorsetroad safe, the No Excuse project, actions of councils with their anti car policies, envy some other reasons? In any event that is much more worrying than the actions of the Police staff in the report. rayc
  • Score: 2

2:56pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Obi wan kenobi Nil says...

Nickydoonah wrote:
jill M wrote:
springbok4 wrote:
For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.
The most sensible posting on here- Thankyou .
Most police cant read and they write like 8 year olds same as me,
so that's a no brainer
they prorbarlie would get lost looking for a library you know
Did you write your last comment or was it your carer ?
[quote][p][bold]Nickydoonah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]springbok4[/bold] wrote: For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.[/p][/quote]The most sensible posting on here- Thankyou .[/p][/quote]Most police cant read and they write like 8 year olds same as me, so that's a no brainer they prorbarlie would get lost looking for a library you know[/p][/quote]Did you write your last comment or was it your carer ? Obi wan kenobi Nil
  • Score: 2

4:50pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jill M says...

Obi wan kenobi Nil wrote:
Nickydoonah wrote:
jill M wrote:
springbok4 wrote:
For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.
The most sensible posting on here- Thankyou .
Most police cant read and they write like 8 year olds same as me,
so that's a no brainer
they prorbarlie would get lost looking for a library you know
Did you write your last comment or was it your carer ?
Don't rise to the bait Obi wan Kenobi Nil, he s a troll- and an idiot- never seen a sensible contribution from him yet.
[quote][p][bold]Obi wan kenobi Nil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickydoonah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jill M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]springbok4[/bold] wrote: For all you bored people out there who can't wait for the opportunity to criticise the police: nothing they ever do is good enough for you and even though they do a difficult job, with no increase to their pay in 4 years and only seem to deal with problems and drama, you find silly little things like this to nitpick and pretend that its the tip of a great big dirty iceberg. My advice is simple: go to the library, get a big, thick book, and read it. That should keep you busy.[/p][/quote]The most sensible posting on here- Thankyou .[/p][/quote]Most police cant read and they write like 8 year olds same as me, so that's a no brainer they prorbarlie would get lost looking for a library you know[/p][/quote]Did you write your last comment or was it your carer ?[/p][/quote]Don't rise to the bait Obi wan Kenobi Nil, he s a troll- and an idiot- never seen a sensible contribution from him yet. jill M
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6:08pm Mon 11 Aug 14

davecook says...

On the subject of Speed Indicating Devices, there is a good one on Blandford Road as you come down the hill towards Broadstone, it gives your speed, and if you are doing 30 or under, it says thank you. I'd be quite happy if there were more of these about, I think they are a good idea.
On the subject of Speed Indicating Devices, there is a good one on Blandford Road as you come down the hill towards Broadstone, it gives your speed, and if you are doing 30 or under, it says thank you. I'd be quite happy if there were more of these about, I think they are a good idea. davecook
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11:30pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

Someone should take this to court. An interesting precedent for all drivers would be achieved.

Note to Police: You enforce laws. You do not make, amend or alter them.
Someone should take this to court. An interesting precedent for all drivers would be achieved. Note to Police: You enforce laws. You do not make, amend or alter them. Yankee1
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