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13 hours ago, Trackdaybob said:

Actually, in most (if not all) cases, they don't. No calibration you see. 

The challenge was 'prove he was speeding', not 'prove he could be prosecuted for speeding' though. To a reasonable man it would be apparent from the 'video' what was happening.

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23 minutes ago, scw1987 said:

The challenge was 'prove he was speeding', not 'prove he could be prosecuted for speeding' though. To a reasonable man it would be apparent from the 'video' what was happening.

A fair point sir. Please carry on. 

:)

 

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2 hours ago, scw1987 said:

The challenge was 'prove he was speeding', not 'prove he could be prosecuted for speeding' though. To a reasonable man it would be apparent from the 'video' what was happening.

You still can't prove he was speeding though as this can't be proven from the naked eye. As mentioned, unless your camera is calibrated and can prove what speed the other guy is doing then you wouldn't be able to rely on this as an argument.

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Outstandingly satisfying moment yesterday on the approach to the Queensferry Crossing.

It was down to one lane and even at 10pm there was a massive tailback - all in one lane of course. There were a few cars passed me in the outside lane and before I had a chance to move over myself, the self-appointed member of the motorway police in front moved over to straddle both lanes. Arsehole.

Revenge was sweet, though. When the actual closure arrived, enough of us kept closing the gap so he couldn't get back in until at least a dozen or so cars passed him, despite him trying to force his way in (irony off the scale). I can just imagine him sitting there wondering why we weren't all thanking him.

I still say that when a single lane is closing, all traffic should be merged into the middle before being pushed to the side that's staying open. It might be the only way people actually understand what merge in turn is. 

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1 hour ago, The Master said:

and before I had a chance to move over myself

 

1 hour ago, The Master said:

the self-appointed member of the motorway police in front moved over to straddle both lanes

 

1 hour ago, The Master said:

Arsehole

 

1 hour ago, The Master said:

before I had a chance to move over myself

 

1 hour ago, The Master said:

Arsehole

 

1 hour ago, The Master said:

and before I had a chance to move over myself

 

1 hour ago, The Master said:

Arsehole

 

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50 minutes ago, Trackdaybob said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

^^ Was driving the car that blocked the outside lane.

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You still can't prove he was speeding though as this can't be proven from the naked eye. As mentioned, unless your camera is calibrated and can prove what speed the other guy is doing then you wouldn't be able to rely on this as an argument.

Well you can as there’s set distances between certain road markers and the time it takes to cover that distance allows the speed to be calculated.

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1 hour ago, BigBo10 said:


Well you can as there’s set distances between certain road markers and the time it takes to cover that distance allows the speed to be calculated.

If the dashcam isn't calibrated (which is unlikely) you've no proof that the film speed is 'in real time' so the time taken isn't deemed accurate enough to calculate speed so it's inadmissible.  

The only footage the cops use to prove speeding is their own. They do use other (public if ya like) footage for other offences of course.

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In Inverness in the area I live and work (Culduthel) there is the Southern Distributor that goes through it, there's what feels like about 64 roundabout on a 3 mile stretch of road.

Anyway on each roundabout there isn't any road markings with the arrows telling you which lane to get into for what direction you want to go, and I've seen an ever increasing trend of (usually middle aged men) going in the left hand lane, indicating right, and going straight over the roundabout.

I think their logic is 'well I'm going to be turning the steering wheel right so I need to indicate right'.  His lane choice is a grey area but at no point is he going right.  He goes left, as everyone does at a roundabout,then straightens up to take the exit that is 'straight on' if you like.

He should not be indicating at all on his approach, then when he clears the last exit before the one he wants to take, he should indicate left.

Fucking morons.

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Did folk get taught to indicate right to go on a roundabout at some point? It seems really common among older drivers.

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6 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:

Did folk get taught to indicate right to go on a roundabout at some point? It seems really common among older drivers.

When we older drivers were learning to drive there weren't any roundabouts...

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3 hours ago, MixuFixit said:

Did folk get taught to indicate right to go on a roundabout at some point? It seems really common among older drivers.

Indicate right if you are leaving a junction that is past straight on, indicate left once passed the exit before to the one that you require was what we were taught.  According to the current highway code this is still the signalling that should be used.

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Indicate right if you are leaving a junction that is past straight on, indicate left once passed the exit before to the one that you require was what we were taught.  According to the current highway code this is still the signalling that should be used.

No I mean some older version. You see some auld yins indicate right even if they're going straight or left.

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Just now, MixuFixit said:


No I mean some older version. You see some auld yins indicate right even if they're going straight or left.

I see plenty of people younger than me indicate right to go straight on.  I don't think it's an age thing, more a canna fucking drive thing.

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22 hours ago, Ron Aldo said:

You still can't prove he was speeding though as this can't be proven from the naked eye. As mentioned, unless your camera is calibrated and can prove what speed the other guy is doing then you wouldn't be able to rely on this as an argument.

Guess I'll be getting the chap at the door any time now, then...

Alternatively, 1) the wee jobby may have considered my advice and not bothered taking the 'video' to the polis after all. For whatever reason;

or even 2) the wee jobby took it to the polis and they chased him.

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3 hours ago, TheScarf said:

In Inverness in the area I live and work (Culduthel) there is the Southern Distributor that goes through it, there's what feels like about 64 roundabout on a 3 mile stretch of road.

If you take the new bypass connecting to it from Glenurquhart Road to Inshes, the roundabouts approach infinity. 

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If you take the new bypass connecting to it from Glenurquhart Road to Inshes, the roundabouts approach infinity. 

Do either of you even Dundee

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3 hours ago, TheScarf said:

In Inverness in the area I live and work (Culduthel) there is the Southern Distributor that goes through it, there's what feels like about 64 roundabout on a 3 mile stretch of road.

Anyway on each roundabout there isn't any road markings with the arrows telling you which lane to get into for what direction you want to go, and I've seen an ever increasing trend of (usually middle aged men) going in the left hand lane, indicating right, and going straight over the roundabout.

I think their logic is 'well I'm going to be turning the steering wheel right so I need to indicate right'.  His lane choice is a grey area but at no point is he going right.  He goes left, as everyone does at a roundabout,then straightens up to take the exit that is 'straight on' if you like.

He should not be indicating at all on his approach, then when he clears the last exit before the one he wants to take, he should indicate left.

Fucking morons.

30 mins ago I watched a taxi driver do this.

To the surprise of nobody ever that a taxi driver can't actually drive.

Bonus point though for a taxi driver who actually indicated even if it was wrong

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32 minutes ago, strichener said:

I see plenty of people younger than me indicate right to go straight on.  I don't think it's an age thing, more a canna fucking drive thing.

Seen a few people on lessons make mistakes like not indicating. Sincerely hope the instructor asked them about it or they're starting that bad habit before they have a licence

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Just now, TheScarf said:

Just checked there, including the Inches roundabout and the one at the swing bridge at the other end of the new bypass, there's 13 roundabouts.  

Feels like a lot more, surprised by that.

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