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Nope I remembered it.. I think it's happened more recently too

 

Couple of years ago in Humberside, hiding inside a Horsebox and a Tractor.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3253234/Police-target-rural-bikers-roadside-speed-cameras-hidden-horseboxes-TRACTOR.html

 

Although the police firmly blame speeding in the area, the article does indicate many collisions are due to drivers performing manuverus without bothering to look properly first.

 

when you consider how many side roads and field entrances there are.

 

'Someone pulling out onto the road does not expect a vehicle coming towards them at such high speeds, the likelihood of a catastrophic collision is raised considerably.

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Couple of years ago in Humberside, hiding inside a Horsebox and a Tractor.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3253234/Police-target-rural-bikers-roadside-speed-cameras-hidden-horseboxes-TRACTOR.html

 

Although the police firmly blame speeding in the area, the article does indicate many collisions are due to drivers performing manuverus without bothering to look properly first.

 

So, let’s have the Police play by the rules (guidelines, rather), let’s keep it tidy and perfect - cameras make themselves obvious and nobody gets caught ... tractors don’t pull out in a SMIDSY moment (...) and nobody dies.

That’ll be a perfect day, then -

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So, let’s have the Police play by the rules (guidelines, rather), let’s keep it tidy and perfect - cameras make themselves obvious and nobody gets caught ... tractors don’t pull out in a SMIDSY moment (...) and nobody dies.

That’ll be a perfect day, then -

 

Won't normally marked speeding camera vehicles do more to raise awareness of speeding though? After all, the aim isn't to fine people, it's to raise awareness and change behaviour.

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So, let’s have the Police play by the rules (guidelines, rather), let’s keep it tidy and perfect - cameras make themselves obvious and nobody gets caught ... tractors don’t pull out in a SMIDSY moment (...) and nobody dies.

That’ll be a perfect day, then -

 

Funnily that does quite accurately portray another great problem with those kind of incidents.

Someone pulls out when they shouldn't, realises too late - but then continues to pull out anyway?!?!

 

You see that thing all the time, people make a mistake, realise they're in the wrong but plough on regardless in the hope other road users will take action to avoid them.

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Won't normally marked speeding camera vehicles do more to raise awareness of speeding though? After all, the aim isn't to fine people, it's to raise awareness and change behaviour.

 

Probably but the point of the video is that hazards/problems on our roads aren’t normally or neatly labelled.

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I've been offered a speed awareness course rather than points and I'm trying to find out the local venues (apparently I can go on one anywhere in the UK so shouldn't be limited to just SYP area venues) but I can't find a list of venues anywhere 😕 Anyone know if such a list exists or of the venues on the south side of Sheffield?

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Beauchief Golf course has these...I went to one on a Tuesday....and they are often there on Thursdays

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19 minutes ago, evildrneil said:

I've been offered a speed awareness course rather than points and I'm trying to find out the local venues (apparently I can go on one anywhere in the UK so shouldn't be limited to just SYP area venues) but I can't find a list of venues anywhere 😕 Anyone know if such a list exists or of the venues on the south side of Sheffield?

info on the letter when I did one

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On 05/07/2012 at 15:41, kimmelia1971 said:

I have just been offered the option of a speed awareness course. Can anyone whom has already been on this course give me a little info on what I can expect? :help:

You will do a lot of yawning thats for starters.  Then some neck breakers. Then  some Z's  :hihi:

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14 hours ago, PRESLEY said:

You will do a lot of yawning thats for starters.  Then some neck breakers. Then  some Z's  :hihi:

On the other hand, you could go with an open mind and learn something.  

That’s what the courses are for.  

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i did one a few yrs ago,  and my gf  did one about a month back.

i went into it unsure what to expect but  quite bitter that i felt it was a cash raiser.

 

came out thinking the opposite.    turned out to be quite an interesting and informative afternoon,  i  drive better now and  my motorway mpg  has risen by around 5mpg  so  the course has probably paid for itself a number of times.

 

 

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I did one at Rotherham’s football ground a year or so back. Like you, I went angrily and left a different driver.  It gave me lots of moments of reflection, and I consciously keep within limits now as a result, thinking back to some of the things I heard that day.  

 

Like most courses it’s not about teaching you things you didn’t know: it’s about forcing you to remember things you knew but didn’t care much about. 

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