After 7 years riding my turn is here. Riding home last night after Friday night shenanigans and BOOM (Yellow Jacket - Pull over please Sir)
Laser Gun from 465 feet away! I didnt even realise they could get you that far. He was a right little sniper :w00t:
But cant complain - The guy was sound and could have done me for 6 points as i was 20 over. Had a breathaliser (Result - alcohol 0 Bad Breath 1) Ended up with 3 points and a £60
As said before he was sound! He even said “if you have any mates in the area let them know Im going to be in the area for a few weeks”. So he’s between Richmond and Kingston - Richmond Rd.
Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought those handheld speed guns were considered to be unusable owing to accuracy issues in relation to bikes…? I swear there was something in the press about a year ago, where a couple of Counties police forces were stopping using them because too many convictions were being overturned when they were challenged in court… ?
I got caught doing 80 in a 40 and lucky for me he just gave me fixed penalty. They are not all bad, I was well over speed limit so could have been worse. When I stopped was just thinking to myself… here we go, I’ve had it. If you decide to contest it you have to go to court, in which case double the limit bye, bye licence. I was happy to take the fine. I was in control of my machine, empty roads, after 9pm, but no excuses really. I could be taking the bus to work now.