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    Posted: 21 May 2020 at 22:22
Just seen an email from the BMF, UK police are starting a 2 week crack down on speeding.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has announced that a two-week speed enforcement operation is due to begin across the country.  

As of Monday 25th May, forces will “step up visible speed enforcement activity for the following two weeks, focussing on roads and areas where speeding is known to be an issue or there is a history of serious collisions.” 

The operation has been prompted by the partial lifting of Coronavirus-related lockdown regulations, with an increasing number of people returning to the roads as a result. 

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Thanks Brian..
Probably of greater concern is all of those drivers returning to the roads after a couple of months absence who weren't terribly good to start with....

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2020 at 09:38
Originally posted by AdrianW AdrianW wrote:


Probably of greater concern is all of those drivers returning to the roads after a couple of months absence who weren't terribly good to start with....


Aye that. I certainly feared as much. Anyone seeing evidence of it? 

And yes, thanks Brian. If only I knew where they were I might take them a socially-distanced cup of tea. Actually, and locally, I can guess *exactly* where they'll be.  And it was 40mph there last time I was down that way - hope they didn't change the speed limits during lock-down   (o;
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2020 at 11:24
I think both are of concern. I live half a mile from a popular road for people riding sports bikes in packs and I can hear them howling past as I self isolate in my garage. I do sometimes hear an emergency vehicle siren shortly afterwards but have no idea whether they're connected.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nab301 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2020 at 13:28
It's national slow down day in my part of the world but it doesn't appear to be working...
Complying with speed limits seems to have gone out the window during lockdown. 30mph and 40mph zones seem to be completely ignored. There's one of those digital speed awareness signs near home ( it 's an accurate one) and while walking past it recently  a car clocked  100kph (60mph ) It's a 50kph (30mph) zone...
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We've had an Island-wide 40mph limit since lockdown.  It's still in force, though some aspects of lockdown have been relaxed.  Riding, even for Lance-Corporal Slow here, is somewhat dull, as you can imagine, though it's nice to take in the scenery.

There has been a significant drop in RTCs since the limit was introduced, mostly because of the reduced traffic.  You can bet that the lower-speed-limit lobby will use these skewed statistics to try for a permanent reduction.   Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics!

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This is no surprise there have been numpties caught on the M1 and local roads at way over speed limit as "The roads are empty" .....From where I live I can hear bikes and loud exhaust cars screaming up the A6 It appears the Numpties just take the piss, same as the selfish folk that travel hours to get to a beach and all of a sudden all the effort of social distancing is totally ignored....All these selfish people do is make sure that the hospitality industry will not open, the Holiday Parks and places will not open Sports and entertainment places will not open .... but hey THEY are ok THEY did it!
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I have been commuting to Cambridge on the bikes everyday for 2 weeks now and every day I have been by far the slowest thing on the road and I'm not hanging around.

At the begining of the week I was punted at a roundabout by a hit and run driver. Every day I have had more then one car drive straight at me on the wrong side of the road. Almost every day someone has screemed past me in a 30 zone. Today a car pulled out in front of me whilst the driver was looking down into the passenger footwell. Shocked

Yesterday my brother was almost hit on the same zebra crossing my mum was hit on.
An Audi and a Merc screamed past him the Audi mounted the path.

I never thought I would say it but we need more police on the roads.
The trouble is they target the wrong drivers. They sit there with a speed guns sending fines out to people that are just over the limit rather then being out on the roads catching terrible drivers.
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I must admit that I'm thinking twice about relaxing my own personal lockdown given some of the idiots out there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2020 at 20:42
Likewise Boston Lincs, last Mayday bank hols roads sounded like a racetrack, cars and bikes, and going into the dark nighttime hours. Shocked


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wait 'till Monday ....nimpties going where there are no car parks open no food outlets bars OR public loos so where do you think they will "go" .... 
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Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

wait 'till Monday ....nimpties going where there are no car parks open no food outlets bars OR public loos so where do you think they will "go" .... 


oh no! so *that* is why they hoarded all the TP  [face palm]

and yeah, Monday roads will, I think, be unusually horrible. I'll make a note to have an extra coffee on Monday whilst I stare out of the window and think about that. Maybe a digestive...
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I regularly worked bank holidays. It was so satisfying to sit at work on those days, either looking out at the rain, or looking at the reports of all the trafic jams, thinking, OK, when will I take my day off in leiu.
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I used to do the same.
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I also used to work most Bank Holidays. Double time and a day in lieu except for Christmas day which used to be quadruple time and a day in lieu for 4 hours work.

I would usually use the lieu days for day trips out on the bike when most others were working or tag them on to holidays abroad on the bike.

I spent nearly 4 weeks one year by adding lieu days riding through through Europe including what was called Yugoslavia. A fantastic holiday were I learnt so much about other countries and their culture.       
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