Knobs in yellow jackets

He’s not is he? FFS Amit - I used to like you mate :wink:

I don’t think he is, I’m guessing he’s been felt up by the long arm of the not real plods…

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Nah BL isn’t old

Am not so sure. He’s a dodgy one that Amit :slight_smile:

Well, if he is I think we should banish him!

Banished even from LB. Is it even possible to sink that low? :rofl:

They are now up there with the Polite muppets

I only found out about these knobs last year…had spent 2 days at Caldwell park racetrack…1 day after getting back got a letter through from Lincolnshire police …you vehicle was observed travelling at excessive speed ,no action to be taken this time blah blah…
When I looked it was from the first village as you leave Caldwell park ,impossible I was speeding had spent 2 days riding bike around track and sleeping in the van so was pretty tired also had bike strapped down in back of van so no crazy driving.
What got me was how quick the letter arrived literally with in 2 days …jokers

I regularly come into contact with the West Bergolt Militia at the southern end of the B1508, I always acknowledge them by giving the appropriate hand signal in recognition of the work they do. Shame on their head honcho too who moon lights as a motorcyclist on his 1200 Bonne’.

In West Bergholt you can also receive letters of scorn for parking up on the double yellows they recently laid all around the village. It is questionable whether these letters are official or not because they are hand written on scrap paper but they are headed up ‘Parking Enforcement’, signed 'For and on behalf of West Bergholt Parish Council and have the West Bergholt crest in the lower right hand corner although this does resemble a sad face smiley.

Ok let me play devils advocate here and poke the fire a bit. Isnt it a good thing that citizens are helping keeping the roads safe by helping to identifying speeding vehicles.

Dont get me wrong I aint no angel and not passing judgement just saying 40 is 40 and if you get caught out, wellllll, thats your bad luck.

Or am I completely missing something here, but why the dislike.

@kcoops

I have no issue with those whose job it is (traffic plod) trying to enforce the speed limits in places they think it is dangerous to speed. And where there is a proven issue / risk to others.

But these bell ends are 100% wannabe plod who get a boner playing at being the police. They’ll never got in cos they haven’t got the ability. But they can don a jacket and pretend they are plod for a day. Knobsters all day long.

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I sort-of agree. So many people ignore the 30 mph limits in villages that I can understand residents getting annoyed. And I thought it was a rule of ride outs that when it comes to villages those limits should be followed, so it seems that bikers also agree with those limits in such places too.

But, and in response to bluelagos, the police do not have the resources to park a car in every single village. So if they are not doing anything then what else can residents do but take matters into their own hands?

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@Michael

I simply don’t accept that speeding is an issue where these guys camp out. They are creating an issue in their heads so they can play at being plod.

Utter knobs.

@bluelagos

So is your issue not what they are doing its where they are doing it?

Thing is sometimes as a driver\rider we may not realise that others may come piping thru.

where I live there is a road that goes through our estate joining two B roads, and vehicles come through as if they are on a track. The residents are full of kids including mine and during summer they are out in force. One might think clearly this is a built up area, no one will dare speed, so no need for enforcement.

I guess one can argue do you wait until someone gets knocked over then to decide, right its a point of concern let do something, or if you see its starting to get hot you try to do something about it.

Why do you think there is not concern for speeding in the area where they are camped out?

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@kcoops

My issue is that they are knobs. The sort of person who enjoys playing at being plod. Knobness personified.

One example, they were out by the walls (a spot near me) on a Friday night. A Friday night ffs. This is their idea of fun, no more, no less. Otherwise there is no way they would be doing it during leisure time.

They can hide behind trying to make the roads safer, but that is not imho their motivation. It is to play at being the local plod. Sad twunts who were almost certainly picked on at school.

You ain’t changing my view of this lot!!

The issue here is that you are outsourcing police work to ill motivated, poorly and sloppily trained, not monitored and obviously biased

It also is a great way of masking austerity and cuts by getting normal people to do police work. It sets a really bad precedent, if you can issue fines, why not other police work like getting people to investigate each others crimes? Normal people are not police, just like they are not judges (police or people).

There have already been cases of reliability of these laser guns when used by properly trained people, and now we want to get someone who’ll store it in their living room? How can you ensure that the fines are accurate and proportionate, especially in a system where arguing against a laser is extremely difficult.

Beyond this I do not want to live in a society where you turn one person against the next, with legal ramification. As BL says, this is not someone acting out of public safety, it’s someone who gets a kick off authority…

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@Serrisan @Michael

If I lived in a street where I was genuinely afraid for my kids’ safety due to speeders, I’d simply get together with a couple of others neighbours and park our cars to force people to slow down.

Way more effective, 100% legal and I wouldn’t be playing at plod (as these guys love to)

Knobbers all day long

In our area, the local residents made a case to the council and persuaded them to install speed humps.

Again, this will be much more effective (or other speed calming measures could be used) than a bunch of bored muppets issuing tickets

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@bluelagos
Not trying to change your view, but you do sound like they stole your kidneys, pierced your lungs and flooded your house :rofl: :rofl:

@Serrisan, I partially see where you are coming from about getting normal people to do police work, but I think there is a lot of merit in such an approach if done right, after all neighbourhood watch is such a scheme and when done right it works!

Yup the speed bumps is the option I have thought of and pitched the idea to a few. Just to get a few more and find our way to the council offices.

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It is quite normal to ride on roads through villages with parked cars reducing it to the width of one usable lane.

And half of the time an oncoming car driver thinks the correct action is not to stop and wait, not to go slow, but to continue up the middle of the space, keeping a greater distance from nearside parked cars than from me.