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Old September 13th 20, 02:15 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

Shouldn't be too difficult to trace.
QUOTE:
Footage has emerged of a Halfords Autocentre vehicle driving past a planter on a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) street, with the driver allegedly removing the front number plate to avoid detection from cameras.

The first clip - shared by Sarah Berry on Twitter - shows the vehicle reversing in the road with its hazard lights on and front number plate removed, before proceeding to drive on past the barriers which are in place to prevent through-traffic. The road in Enfield is subject to a LTN scheme, intended to prevent drivers from using residential streets as 'rat-runs', and it is believed the driver removed the number plate to avoid detection and a possible fine for defying the restrictions.

Ms Berry shared another clip, in which she claims the driver is removing the front number plate. She also noted the irony of the driver showing disregard for the LTN, when they are employed by one of the UK's largest bike retailers, adding: "Here he is taking them [the number plates] off.

"Considering @Halfords_uk are a bike company it just seems...really **** to show such disrespect for measures designed to make life less horrid for cyclists and pedestrians on the road."

Halfords replied to the post, saying: "Thanks for bringing this to our attention @SarahJ_Berry. We’re absolutely committed to safe driving and would like to assure you we have launched an immediate investigation into this case."

In recent weeks, tension has been building in the capital over the installation of planters to stop rat-running drivers from using residential streets, and the appearance of 'wands' to create temporary cycle lanes. Supporters have said LTNs reduce emissions and encourage Londoners to get out of their cars for short journeys and commutes, while opponents have claimed some of the schemes have shifted traffic to other roads, and increased journey times for delivery drivers and commuters among other criticisms. Some people have actually defended the Halfords driver in response to the footage above, including Talkradio presenter Cristo Foufas.

In Wandsworth, the Conservative-led council have suspended their Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme after being met with resistance from a vocal minority, and claiming improvements made to the nearby A24 as part of London's Steetspace programme have led to ‘emergency access’ and ‘traffic flow’ issues.

road.cc have contacted Halfords for comment.

https://road.cc/content/news/halford...ass-ltn-277225

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Old September 13th 20, 02:25 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On 13/09/2020 14:15, Simon Mason wrote:
Shouldn't be too difficult to trace.
QUOTE:
Footage has emerged of a Halfords Autocentre vehicle driving past a planter on a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) street, with the driver allegedly removing the front number plate to avoid detection from cameras.

The first clip - shared by Sarah Berry on Twitter - shows the vehicle reversing in the road with its hazard lights on and front number plate removed, before proceeding to drive on past the barriers which are in place to prevent through-traffic. The road in Enfield is subject to a LTN scheme, intended to prevent drivers from using residential streets as 'rat-runs', and it is believed the driver removed the number plate to avoid detection and a possible fine for defying the restrictions.

Ms Berry shared another clip, in which she claims the driver is removing the front number plate. She also noted the irony of the driver showing disregard for the LTN, when they are employed by one of the UK's largest bike retailers, adding: "Here he is taking them [the number plates] off.

"Considering @Halfords_uk are a bike company it just seems...really **** to show such disrespect for measures designed to make life less horrid for cyclists and pedestrians on the road."

Halfords replied to the post, saying: "Thanks for bringing this to our attention @SarahJ_Berry. We’re absolutely committed to safe driving and would like to assure you we have launched an immediate investigation into this case."

In recent weeks, tension has been building in the capital over the installation of planters to stop rat-running drivers from using residential streets, and the appearance of 'wands' to create temporary cycle lanes. Supporters have said LTNs reduce emissions and encourage Londoners to get out of their cars for short journeys and commutes, while opponents have claimed some of the schemes have shifted traffic to other roads, and increased journey times for delivery drivers and commuters among other criticisms. Some people have actually defended the Halfords driver in response to the footage above, including Talkradio presenter Cristo Foufas.

In Wandsworth, the Conservative-led council have suspended their Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme after being met with resistance from a vocal minority, and claiming improvements made to the nearby A24 as part of London's Steetspace programme have led to ‘emergency access’ and ‘traffic flow’ issues.

road.cc have contacted Halfords for comment.

https://road.cc/content/news/halford...ass-ltn-277225


"... *improvements* made to the nearby A24..."?

Surely the incorrigible semi-literates at road.cc mean the *sabotaging*
measures carried out on "the nearby A24"?
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Old September 13th 20, 03:22 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On Sunday, 13 September 2020 14:24:19 UTC+1, JNugent wrote:
On 13/09/2020 14:15, Simon Mason wrote:
Shouldn't be too difficult to trace.
QUOTE:
Footage has emerged of a Halfords Autocentre vehicle driving past a planter on a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) street, with the driver allegedly removing the front number plate to avoid detection from cameras.

The first clip - shared by Sarah Berry on Twitter - shows the vehicle reversing in the road with its hazard lights on and front number plate removed, before proceeding to drive on past the barriers which are in place to prevent through-traffic. The road in Enfield is subject to a LTN scheme, intended to prevent drivers from using residential streets as 'rat-runs', and it is believed the driver removed the number plate to avoid detection and a possible fine for defying the restrictions.

Ms Berry shared another clip, in which she claims the driver is removing the front number plate. She also noted the irony of the driver showing disregard for the LTN, when they are employed by one of the UK's largest bike retailers, adding: "Here he is taking them [the number plates] off.

"Considering @Halfords_uk are a bike company it just seems...really **** to show such disrespect for measures designed to make life less horrid for cyclists and pedestrians on the road."

Halfords replied to the post, saying: "Thanks for bringing this to our attention @SarahJ_Berry. We’re absolutely committed to safe driving and would like to assure you we have launched an immediate investigation into this case."

In recent weeks, tension has been building in the capital over the installation of planters to stop rat-running drivers from using residential streets, and the appearance of 'wands' to create temporary cycle lanes. Supporters have said LTNs reduce emissions and encourage Londoners to get out of their cars for short journeys and commutes, while opponents have claimed some of the schemes have shifted traffic to other roads, and increased journey times for delivery drivers and commuters among other criticisms. Some people have actually defended the Halfords driver in response to the footage above, including Talkradio presenter Cristo Foufas.

In Wandsworth, the Conservative-led council have suspended their Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme after being met with resistance from a vocal minority, and claiming improvements made to the nearby A24 as part of London's Steetspace programme have led to ‘emergency access’ and ‘traffic flow’ issues.

road.cc have contacted Halfords for comment.

https://road.cc/content/news/halford...ass-ltn-277225


"... *improvements* made to the nearby A24..."?

Surely the incorrigible semi-literates at road.cc mean the *sabotaging*
measures carried out on "the nearby A24"?


Obviously a cyclist secretly removed the number plates from the van. The alternative is a motor vehicle operator broke the law and that is impossible in Nugentsworld.
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Old September 13th 20, 05:37 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On 13/09/2020 15:22, Mike Collins wrote:

On Sunday, 13 September 2020 14:24:19 UTC+1, JNugent wrote:
On 13/09/2020 14:15, Simon Mason wrote:
Shouldn't be too difficult to trace.


QUOTE:
Footage has emerged of a Halfords Autocentre vehicle driving past a planter on a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) street, with the driver allegedly removing the front number plate to avoid detection from cameras.

The first clip - shared by Sarah Berry on Twitter - shows the vehicle reversing in the road with its hazard lights on and front number plate removed, before proceeding to drive on past the barriers which are in place to prevent through-traffic. The road in Enfield is subject to a LTN scheme, intended to prevent drivers from using residential streets as 'rat-runs', and it is believed the driver removed the number plate to avoid detection and a possible fine for defying the restrictions.

Ms Berry shared another clip, in which she claims the driver is removing the front number plate. She also noted the irony of the driver showing disregard for the LTN, when they are employed by one of the UK's largest bike retailers, adding: "Here he is taking them [the number plates] off.

"Considering @Halfords_uk are a bike company it just seems...really **** to show such disrespect for measures designed to make life less horrid for cyclists and pedestrians on the road."

Halfords replied to the post, saying: "Thanks for bringing this to our attention @SarahJ_Berry. We’re absolutely committed to safe driving and would like to assure you we have launched an immediate investigation into this case."

In recent weeks, tension has been building in the capital over the installation of planters to stop rat-running drivers from using residential streets, and the appearance of 'wands' to create temporary cycle lanes. Supporters have said LTNs reduce emissions and encourage Londoners to get out of their cars for short journeys and commutes, while opponents have claimed some of the schemes have shifted traffic to other roads, and increased journey times for delivery drivers and commuters among other criticisms. Some people have actually defended the Halfords driver in response to the footage above, including Talkradio presenter Cristo Foufas.

In Wandsworth, the Conservative-led council have suspended their Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme after being met with resistance from a vocal minority, and claiming improvements made to the nearby A24 as part of London's Steetspace programme have led to ‘emergency access’ and ‘traffic flow’ issues.

road.cc have contacted Halfords for comment.

https://road.cc/content/news/halford...ass-ltn-277225


"... *improvements* made to the nearby A24..."?

Surely the incorrigible semi-literates at road.cc mean the *sabotaging*
measures carried out on "the nearby A24"?


Obviously a cyclist secretly removed the number plates from the van. The alternative is a motor vehicle operator broke the law and that is impossible in Nugentsworld.


What do you think you are talking about?

I was addressing the reduction in capacity of the A24 and not about
anything else.

Though on the subject of what you were perhaps trying to talk about, how
does anyone know that the driver of the van temporarily removed the
van's front number plate simply in order to negotiate that street or
those streets?

QUOTE:
it is believed the driver removed the number plate
ENDQUOTE

On what basis is that "believed"?

Did anyone relevant see it being removed? Did they see it being replaced
immediately after the passage through the area? How would they know it
hadn't just been stolen (it happens) or broken? Do they have clairvoyant
powers (or do they fondly imagine themselves to have them)?

In any event, what would be the point in removing only one of the
vehicle's two number plates?



PS: Well done, London Borough of Wandsworth Council. Now roll back all
of the highway obstructions.
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Old September 13th 20, 05:49 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mike Collins
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On Sunday, 13 September 2020 14:24:19 UTC+1, JNugent wrote:
On 13/09/2020 14:15, Simon Mason wrote:
Shouldn't be too difficult to trace.
QUOTE:
Footage has emerged of a Halfords Autocentre vehicle driving past a planter on a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) street, with the driver allegedly removing the front number plate to avoid detection from cameras.

The first clip - shared by Sarah Berry on Twitter - shows the vehicle reversing in the road with its hazard lights on and front number plate removed, before proceeding to drive on past the barriers which are in place to prevent through-traffic. The road in Enfield is subject to a LTN scheme, intended to prevent drivers from using residential streets as 'rat-runs', and it is believed the driver removed the number plate to avoid detection and a possible fine for defying the restrictions.

Ms Berry shared another clip, in which she claims the driver is removing the front number plate. She also noted the irony of the driver showing disregard for the LTN, when they are employed by one of the UK's largest bike retailers, adding: "Here he is taking them [the number plates] off.

"Considering @Halfords_uk are a bike company it just seems...really **** to show such disrespect for measures designed to make life less horrid for cyclists and pedestrians on the road."

Halfords replied to the post, saying: "Thanks for bringing this to our attention @SarahJ_Berry. We’re absolutely committed to safe driving and would like to assure you we have launched an immediate investigation into this case."

In recent weeks, tension has been building in the capital over the installation of planters to stop rat-running drivers from using residential streets, and the appearance of 'wands' to create temporary cycle lanes. Supporters have said LTNs reduce emissions and encourage Londoners to get out of their cars for short journeys and commutes, while opponents have claimed some of the schemes have shifted traffic to other roads, and increased journey times for delivery drivers and commuters among other criticisms. Some people have actually defended the Halfords driver in response to the footage above, including Talkradio presenter Cristo Foufas.

In Wandsworth, the Conservative-led council have suspended their Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme after being met with resistance from a vocal minority, and claiming improvements made to the nearby A24 as part of London's Steetspace programme have led to ‘emergency access’ and ‘traffic flow’ issues.

road.cc have contacted Halfords for comment.

https://road.cc/content/news/halford...ass-ltn-277225


"... *improvements* made to the nearby A24..."?


Why was the motor vehicle not on a motorway? They are provided exclusively for motor vehicles at great expense to cyclists.

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Old September 13th 20, 06:08 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:22:41 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:

Obviously a cyclist secretly removed the number plates from the van.


There is a video of the criminal driver removing the number plate before illegally driving down the restricted road.
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Old September 13th 20, 06:14 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:22:41 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:


Obviously a cyclist secretly removed the number plates from the van.


*Updated, 17:09pm (sic)

Since this article was published Halfords have issued a statement, telling road.cc: "As soon as Sarah highlighted this isolated incident we made sure the driver was taken off the road. We’re sorry and would like to assure Sarah and all our customers that we take road safety very seriously and an immediate investigation has been launched.”

ENDS

Well done to Halfords for their prompt action in tracing the criminal driver.
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Old September 13th 20, 06:25 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mike Collins
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On Sunday, 13 September 2020 18:14:21 UTC+1, Simon Mason wrote:
On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:22:41 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:


Obviously a cyclist secretly removed the number plates from the van.


*Updated, 17:09pm (sic)

Since this article was published Halfords have issued a statement, telling road.cc: "As soon as Sarah highlighted this isolated incident we made sure the driver was taken off the road. We’re sorry and would like to assure Sarah and all our customers that we take road safety very seriously and an immediate investigation has been launched.”

ENDS

Well done to Halfords for their prompt action in tracing the criminal driver.


Nugents will now tell us the person removing the number plate was a pedestrian and the driver cannot be identified.
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Old September 13th 20, 07:44 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mike Collins
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On Sunday, 13 September 2020 18:33:44 UTC+1, JNugent wrote:
On 13/09/2020 18:08, Simon Mason wrote:
On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:22:41 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:

Obviously a cyclist secretly removed the number plates from the van.


There is a video of the criminal driver removing the number plate before illegally driving down the restricted road.


Then the report, which states that the van was first seen in the
so-called restricted area, is a lie.


Because the van drove itself?
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Old September 13th 20, 07:51 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Halfords driver 'removed number plate' to get through Low TrafficNeighbourhood street without detection

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 6:25:06 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:
On Sunday, 13 September 2020 18:14:21 UTC+1, Simon Mason wrote:
On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:22:41 PM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:


Obviously a cyclist secretly removed the number plates from the van.


*Updated, 17:09pm (sic)

Since this article was published Halfords have issued a statement, telling road.cc: "As soon as Sarah highlighted this isolated incident we made sure the driver was taken off the road. We’re sorry and would like to assure Sarah and all our customers that we take road safety very seriously and an immediate investigation has been launched.”

ENDS

Well done to Halfords for their prompt action in tracing the criminal driver.


Nugents will now tell us the person removing the number plate was a pedestrian and the driver cannot be identified.


The driver has been sacked.
 




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