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Old February 20th 04, 08:59 AM
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Old February 20th 04, 09:34 AM
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mae wedi ysgrifennu:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFr...005150,00.html


Yawn. Nothing new here, though I did like

"A couple of weeks ago I received in the post a photograph of my car and a
60 fine, because I had strayed unwittingly into a bus lane at 7pm. That was
nothing to the 320 I accrued in fines after mistakenly parking just outside
the residents' parking bay in my own street, then going on holiday for a
week."

To me this translates as "I drive without due care and attention and park
like a f**kwit." which is quite an admission for such an otherwise indignant
piece.

In other news: "the country's first dog camera has been installed at a cost
of 10,000 in a street blighted by crap." It's just a revenue raising
exercise, of course, to screw money out of otherwise law-abiding dog owners.

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Old February 20th 04, 09:40 AM
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"320 fine for ...... wearing professional cycling gear in a built-up area"

The writer needs introducing to the PSF, we already have our own self
regulating fashion police !

Articles such as this make me smile.





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Old February 20th 04, 09:41 AM
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 09:34:44 -0000, Robert Bruce wrote:

mae wedi ysgrifennu:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFr...005150,00.html


Yawn. Nothing new here, though I did like

"A couple of weeks ago I received in the post a photograph of my car and a
60 fine, because I had strayed unwittingly into a bus lane at 7pm. That was
nothing to the 320 I accrued in fines after mistakenly parking just outside
the residents' parking bay in my own street, then going on holiday for a
week."

To me this translates as "I drive without due care and attention and park
like a f**kwit." which is quite an admission for such an otherwise indignant
piece.


My sentiment exactly although I couldn't find the words to express it.

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Old February 20th 04, 09:42 AM
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The author's name is Damien. How apt. He is the Spawn of Satan and a dickhead.
The way said author rants, you'd think it was cyclists responsible for the
death of 3500 people on our raods each year and tens of thousands more injured
annually. But no, this would be motorists doing this. But, what the heck, never
let the truth get in the way of journalistic drivel.

Cheers, helen s


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Old February 20th 04, 09:58 AM
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Yawn. Nothing new here, though I did like

"A couple of weeks ago I received in the post a photograph of my car and a
60 fine, because I had strayed unwittingly into a bus lane at 7pm. That was
nothing to the 320 I accrued in fines after mistakenly parking just outside
the residents' parking bay in my own street, then going on holiday for a
week."

To me this translates as "I drive without due care and attention and park
like a f**kwit." which is quite an admission for such an otherwise indignant
piece.


Indeed. In my letter to the Times in response (which I doubt will be
published)...

"Sirs

"Save us from the cycle of menace" Times 18:02:2004

The way Damian (name related to the devil - how apt) Whitworth rants about
cyclists, you'd think that it was cyclists responsible for the 3500 people
killed annually on UK roads and also for the tens of thousands more who are
injured each year, as stated in official figures. I do not condone the breaking
of the law by any road user, but I have news for Whitworth; it's not the
cyclists doing all the killing and injuring, it's the motorists. Whitworth
moans because he received a fine for not being alert enough whilst in control
of a significant mass of motorised metal on our roads. He strayed into a bus
lane. Wake up Whitworth; you were at fault, so stop blaming others for your own
lack of concentration. Be a man and accept your fine instead of moaning like a
toddler having a temper tantrum. The Times is so openly anti-cyclist these
days, articles that appear are more suited to the kind that appear in the
tabloids rather than the kind of balanced reporting that should be expected of
the broadsheets. But what the heck, never let the facts or the truth get in the
way of a good old journalistic rant producing drivel. Perhaps you should be
moving Whitworth over to the Sun newspaper as his talents seem to lie more in
that direction, rather than on the Times.

Yours faithfully"



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Old February 20th 04, 10:04 AM
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Mine Response:

How does one stray "unwittingly" into a bus lane? They are clearly marked
with big blue signs, and big white lines and big capital letters, saying
"BUS LANE". Anyone "witless" enough not to be able to spot these should not
only not be driving a car, but should not be out without a labrador and a
white stick.
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Old February 20th 04, 10:10 AM
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"David Off" wrote in message
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Erm... what's the matter here? He clearly states he's only having a go at
the cyclists that abuse the roads...

Tom.


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Old February 20th 04, 10:19 AM
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The author's name is Damien. How apt. He is the Spawn of Satan and a

dickhead.

You know, I thought your letter was good - other then this drivel - and here
you mention it again.

If I go off and find that your name is related to being vacuous or
air-headed, or more positively, radiant or lovely or whatever, it doesn't
mean you are any
of these things.

If I called myself Jesus, it wouldn't make me the son of a religious deity.

A name is a name nothing else.





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Old February 20th 04, 10:20 AM
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"Dave Larrington" wrote in message
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Mine Response:

How does one stray "unwittingly" into a bus lane? They are clearly marked
with big blue signs, and big white lines and big capital letters, saying
"BUS LANE". Anyone "witless" enough not to be able to spot these should

not
only not be driving a car, but should not be out without a labrador and a
white stick.


Don't be so narrow minded. Have you never had anything unexpected happen
whilst you were on the road? An errant taxi driver doing a U-Turn, someone
running into the road, something falling off the back of a lorry? Didn't
have to take avoiding action?

On a bicycle it will cost you nothing.
In a car, if you enter a bus lane,and are caught, regardless of reason, it
will cost you 80 (or whatever the fine currently is).

In this case perhaps he is in need of a stick - but not every case.



 




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