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    Speed Limits

    I didn't state that at all. They stay as they are because people are making money and lots of it, from private individuals to local authorities and I assume the police, they are hardly going to bite the hand that feeds.
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    Speed Limits

    No I mean deflection as in not answering and using the "we'll come back to that later" until the point is forgotten - a classic diversionary tactic, like I said good speakers and no more. I saw three people in a short distance last week driving whilst holding mobile phones, one in particular almost swerved into oncoming traffic at some lights due to not being fully in control, I'd consider this a far more serious incident than doing say 34 in a 35 zone - its not as easy to make money from though.
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    Speed Limits

    Its not wrong in the slightest, they have been given the remit to run the courses by the bodies that set the limits, please tell your being naive on purpose. You tell me how the make drivers break the limit, I never said it. I did say the limits do not reflect the technology of modern cars and are totally outdated.
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    Speed Limits

    Yes 100%, it doesn't mean they don't profit from what is set by others, the point your trying to push makes no sense.
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    Speed Limits

    Not at all, you are obviously very. very naive if you think that the people making the dough cannot influence the people making the decisions, do you live in some parallel universe? A trainer, don't make me laugh, the people on these course are good speakers no more no less, the one and only one I ever attended had a guy chairing it that was an expert at deflection when anyone raised a valid point against what he preached, I will never attend one again and would rather take the points/fine, they are a total and utter nonsense that I'd be ashamed to admit to being involved with.
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    Speed Limits

    The setting of limits has nothing to do with companies that profit from the courses, if speeding is totally the cause of every accident known to man then ban the drivers, don't give the get out of a course that makes money for private individuals. Obviously its a copy and paste, why not. I've never heard a shred of positive feed back about the courses, most drivers that attend will re-offend they are a racket that do nothing towards road safety. Good to see the brainwashed that I mentioned originally are out in force.
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    Speed Limits

    I've answered above. I'm guessing your a non driver?
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    Speed Limits

    They don't need to make these decisions, they profit from the ridiculous courses.
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    Speed Limits

    Speed limits were set in the early '60, I doubt any other guidelines for machinery that were set nearly 60 years ago still stand.
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    Speed Limits

    At the time of writing there are 24 accredited course operators. That includes three private sector organisations (including AA DriveTech and TTC Group), five police forces (including Lancashire, Merseyside, Humberside, Cheshire and Northamptonshire and 15 local authorities. All of them can generate very substantial profits above the costs incurred in providing the courses. For example, Hertfordshire County Council generated a surplus of £947,000 in 2015/2016 by delivering 1,891 courses attended by 41,641 drivers giving income of £3.7 million (source: Local Transport Today - more information is available on the AMPOW speed-awareness campaign blog). The police and local authorities may well spend some of the surplus from running courses on road safety measures (there is no legal obligation to do so) but private sector operators can simply lose the profits in high salaries and directors fees. Google should tell you the directors of AA DriveTech who I believe pocketed £5m each from the courses in one year.
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    Juke and Loe - Ecclesall Road

    I always found Mr Dawes reviews to be very good, I've eaten at some great places on the back of some of them, I miss his Star column, his put some very scathing ones of places in the past.
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    Best roast pork sandwich shop ?

    The originator was Hungarian so possibly along the lines of Beresh.
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    Speed Limits

    Speed limits will never be increased from the dated levels they are currently set at whilst ever certain individuals are making themselves extremely rich out of them and a percentage of the public (mostly non drivers) are brainwashed into thinking they are actually for safety.
  14. Three vans broken into on Sunday night on the same street in Woodhouse. Unit broken into and trashed in an attempt to steal copper pipe etc at Vector 31, Waleswood. No crimewave round here though. 🙄
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    Leeds v Blades

    Leeds were the superior side in this but playing fancy stuff and dominating possession doesn't win games, scoring goals does, United did that Leeds didn't, end of story.
  16. What exactly is that, the hoardings promised all sorts of delights, it looks like a drab office block with a few small (empty) shop units beneath it.
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    sheffield wed v blackburn rovers

    A must win if the slim play off hopes are to be kept alive. Blackburn been in freefall but can score goals.
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    will the Blades go up?

    I think the Leicester thing was a definite once in a 100 years moment, the big clubs were in transition and Leicester took the initiative, the aim outside the regular top 6 is merely to survive, a WBA fan I know said he was going to home games just to see his team scrape a draw yet he's loved this season, Fulham and Huddersfield have had a truly miserable time with a paltry tally of wins, the top flight is all teams aim but I think its for the golden goose rather than the product on offer.
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    will the Blades go up?

    Whoever wins the Leeds/Sheff U game this weekend will take the second auto spot with Norwich up as champs.
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    bolton v sheffield wednesday

    Personally I think we've left it too late but the current form table proves what you say to be nonsense.
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    bolton v sheffield wednesday

    Poor first half against a stubborn Bolton, the strong wind didn't help either. Class showed in the second with two really well worked goals, could have more, dare to dream?
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    bolton v sheffield wednesday

    Never heard this before, sooo funny 🙄
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    The New Wednesday?

    "Ground out results" the games v Swansea and Brentford were as opposite to ground out as they could possibly be, we then forced a team that considers themselves to be the "best" totally change their game plan to play us last Monday, funny dat.
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    The derby!

    Yes perhaps I shouldn't have responded 😤
  25. Brooker11

    The derby!

    Can it be back dated to cover the one thrown at Glenn Loovens at Bramall Lane?
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