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Poll: What is most likely to make you speed less often?

Recently the Department of Transport are introducing more and more speed awareness courses as an alternative to the traditional points and a fine for drivers caught over the limit. But the effectiveness of the awareness courses over a finanicla penalty has yet to be measured. Maybe you've been on a course already, or have raked up points and or a fine in...

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ally600

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ally600 says:

depends on what you have to lose

if i lose the licence i lose the job which means we move as i cant afford the mortgage.............now thats one conversation i dont want with the wife..................and i find it a good enough reason not to ring my gixer thou by the neck every time i ride it......................if you wanna go fast then do track days.............much cheaper in the long run and you will be a better rider for it:wink:

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

Once again,

Track time teaches you nothing about road riding. It will not make you a safer rider on the road.

Track and road are two totally different environments and riding styles. If rookies want to do track time to learn how to change gear, accelerate and brake properly thats fine, But remember that track conditions are nothing like road conditions.

If I had a pound for everytime an excited rookie told me: "You have got to do track time it will make you a faster rider !" I could afford a full tank of petrol ! The same guys when out on the road you have to stop every ten minutes and wait 5 minutes for them to catch up.

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

Raising the speed limits just for bikes would mean less speeding convictions.

A better solution all round.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Piglet2010!

You are right, its 130kph on autoroutes which equates to 81mph! I should have remembered, I've been enough times, shame on me!!!

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

Hedges

I wonder whether the sad decline of the hedgerow in the countryside has anything to do with this alleged increase in speeding? Modern farming techniques can have far reaching consequences?

Hedges are a very good deterrent.

Many a time I have thought "Jeebus ! I almost hedged it then !!! " and slowed the f*** down rapdily. I can tell you .........

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

More horses out on the road is another idea.

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

If central government withdrew funding for essential road maintenance to all local governments, we would see an rise in badly maintained roads which would specifically target bikers who as all policticians know are a dirty, lazy, bunch of speeding thugs !

 

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multimark

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multimark says:

speeding

I recently attended a speed awareness course (as a result of car not bike offence) Being advanced standard in car and not on bike (ooops), I think the course was quite good and not as assumed just about speed. It was informative on road use and some technical issues about car and bike which seem to escape 90% of the general public. I am not sure if it will have a greater or lesser an impact on re-offending, some attendants seemed relieved to have escaped points but did seem to get something out of it. If that something is just a slight insight into better observation of the road ahead this should be encouraged with respect to car drivers versus bikes. Regards, Mark

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JUtona675

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JUtona675 says:

The evolution of Transporter Beams….

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PanigaleManEthan

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For me....

...the sight of beautiful scantily clad women sunbathing or passing by...

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