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17 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

I hope a French national is reading this to see what a spineless nation us Brits are, laughable.

A pity Marshal Pétain isn't still around to read it.

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3 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

Its not a tiny minority though, its a large cross section of people from all walks of life who are fed up of being ripped off and they're 100% correct in their actions, did you see the "minority" of ambulances that blocked motorways?

 

They got the fuel increase put on hold by their actions, so your saying the French government listened to a "tiny minority", I wish we half the nerve of these people.

at the last demonstration. there where 2000 yellow vest protesters.
from a population in france of 67 million
thats a tiny percentage in my eyes.

 

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1 minute ago, Easy livin said:



on a road with a 30 limit,   then the maximum  under perfect, empty, dry, summer evenings, is 30.     not 31.  

Oh please. Show me someone who has never driven a car over the speed limit and I'll show you a liar. I don't condone speeding but if you think 31mph is much different to 30 then you need to get a grip. Speedometers aren't even accurate enough for that margin of error.

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Just now, Easy livin said:

its not mild.
its exceeding a limit.
not a target,  an aim  or a destination,  but a limit

on a road with a 30 limit,   then the maximum  under perfect, empty, dry, summer evenings, is 30.     not 31.  
that same road at 4pm on a wet feb  could have a safe max of 10.
its not for you to decide how fast you  feel you could drive.  you have no idea of the timings of the traffic lights,  the speed of anyone coming in from a side road,  the sight lines from any given position,  the tram/bus timetables.   
and the multitude of other inputs that are used to  work out a speed limit


 

These "limits" were set nearly 60 years ago, the vehicles then were a totally different beast than the ones today, I'd like to bet that I do more miles in a week than you do in a month, I see more incidents caused by elderly drivers, young drivers and drivers without confidence than I do concerning people doing 1mph over an archaic speed limit, today I saw a car pull straight into the path of another one then turn up a one way street the wrong way near Bernard Rd, the driver will not be getting a fine through the post.

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Just now, WiseOwl182 said:

Oh please. Show me someone who has never driven a car over the speed limit and I'll show you a liar. I don't condone speeding but if you think 31mph is much different to 30 then you need to get a grip. Speedometers aren't even accurate enough for that margin of error.

so drive at 24,  26,  28,    instead of trying so  hard to   line 30 with that needle.

 

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1 minute ago, Easy livin said:

at the last demonstration. there where 2000 yellow vest protesters.
from a population in france of 67 million
thats a tiny percentage in my eyes.

 

Is that the number the media tells you? 

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Just now, Brooker11 said:

These "limits" were set nearly 60 years ago, the vehicles then were a totally different beast than the ones today, I'd like to bet that I do more miles in a week than you do in a month, I see more incidents caused by elderly drivers, young drivers and drivers without confidence than I do concerning people doing 1mph over an archaic speed limit, today I saw a car pull straight into the path of another one then turn up a one way street the wrong way near Bernard Rd, the driver will not be getting a fine through the post.

go on then.  whats your weekly milleage?

 

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1 minute ago, Easy livin said:

go on then.  whats your weekly milleage?

 

I'd guess about 400 miles a week on average.

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i was out of the uk in December for 16 days,
my december milleage  then was not as high as  normal.  it was only  2899.

so.   just over 1400 a week.

i am looking forward to your number.

 

and No. i have never had a speeding fine.  

 

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3 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

These "limits" were set nearly 60 years ago, the vehicles then were a totally different beast than the ones today, I'd like to bet that I do more miles in a week than you do in a month, I see more incidents caused by elderly drivers, young drivers and drivers without confidence than I do concerning people doing 1mph over an archaic speed limit, today I saw a car pull straight into the path of another one then turn up a one way street the wrong way near Bernard Rd, the driver will not be getting a fine through the post.

2 wrongs DONT make a right

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2 minutes ago, Easy livin said:

so drive at 24,  26,  28,    instead of trying so  hard to   line 30 with that needle.

 

Driving at 24 in a 30 is more likely to cause an accident then 30 or 31 in a 30 because of the sheer frustration you'll cause to impatient drivers who will end up attempting dangerous manoeuvres.

 

And if you're trying to say you've never drifted 1 or 2 mph over a speed limit, you either don't drive, or you're a liar.

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2 minutes ago, Easy livin said:

i was out of the uk in December for 16 days,
my december milleage  then was not as high as  normal.  it was only  2899.

so.   just over 1400 a week.

i am looking forward to your number.

 

Yeah ok 😂

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