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Steve Farrell  says:

Ban for 144mph speeder

A motorcyclist who rode at 144mph on an A-road has been banned from driving for six months. Gary Dobson was caught speeding on his BMW S100RR on the A63 at South Milford, North Yorkshire, on October 7. The 40-year-old from Halifax was fined £500 by Selby magistrates after pleading guilty by post at an earlier hearing.

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piroflip

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piroflip says:

I'm not condoning him but....

............some of our speed limits are ridiculous. All of us here must at some time have trundled down a wide open, empty country lane at the prescribed 40mph. What a load of nanny state bollocks. I started biking in the early 70s when nearly all out of town roads were 70mph. Those were the days.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Time for Earl Russell again

Policemen are not stationed in the villages where there are people about who might be in danger, but are hidden in hedges or ditches by the side of the most open roads in the country... they are used in many counties merely as a means of extracting money from the passing traveller in a way which reminds one of the highwaymen of the Middle Ages.

From a speech in the House of Lords made in 1907 - nothing much has changed since, except the vehicles and the limits.

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domster

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domster says:

To The Speed Addicts

It's undeniable increasing speed increases the likelyhood, severity & conseqences of crashes. Pursue thrill seeking & ego flaunting through motorised vehicles on public roads & if you're lucky you'll end up a frustrated, selfish, slob. Take up a physical activity & get to be fit, satisfied & a danger to no one but yourself.

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snev

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snev says:

Jeeeeeessssss

Any Vacancies in your Monestry?

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norris

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norris says:

Domstar

Speed? Here's a scenario I came to be fined for. 30 limit, I'm doing 30, concentrating on the road, watchng for hazards, glanced down at my speedo, it'd crept up slightly (35) slowed down as I knew this road had sly camera vans on it. week later, summons came through. Was offered a speed awareness course (the fact I was doing 30 but momentarily crept up over the limit show's my awareness). £95 fine, day off work , £25 in fuel to get there and back. Yet daily police officersspeed past me obviously not on calls.

Now when I'm in that area, my eyes spend far too much time watching my speed and 'NOT' on hazards.

Regardng being fit and not putting anyone in harm..I don't personally know anyone killed on motorvycles, but I've known 3 guys who've died while keeping fit. One playing rugby, another on the football field (21 years old) the other heart attack at the gym.

Speed has been shown to be a small percentage of road deaths. It is inapprpriate speed, ie 90 past a school at the time coming out, or 100 mph safely at 2am on an empty motorway. But target driven camera operators don't differentiate. Don't forget, when the first cameras were introduced, we were told the police would show the same common sense approach to policing. That went out the window immeditely.

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domster

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domster says:

Norris

This debate concerns EXCESSIVE speed, I, unfortunately, have lost five close friends over the years to bike crashes on public roads, two of whom were professional racers. Err, if you die playing sport no third party gets maimed or killed by you.

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domster

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domster says:

SNEER

You're boring me already.

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snev

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snev says:

domster

shhhh

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norris

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norris says:

Domstar

So what you're saying? You've lost 3 friends. Did they kill anyone else? No? Niether did the guys I knew playing sport. Lifes a risk, take all risk out, it's boring, we'll all be sitting at home watching soaps.

If our Governments feel so strongly about fatalities, why are they so happy to send millions of us to die in whichever conflict they choose to involve us in.

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snev

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snev says:

Domster...

You are not the only person to have lost friends or family either by accident or mishap, Death is a fact of Life. I happen to believe that when your numbers up then, it's up. In the meantime I'm enjoying my one and only chance of life, whilst I can. That,s why I ride a Busa And not a DN01, Slag me off if you nead to but I have realised that Life is for living, You're a long time Dead.

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