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MCN  says:

You Ask/You Answer: Have the prison sentences handed out for speeding slowed you down?

"This is not a question about whether the punishment fits the crime, my personal view is 'no way', it’s what the thought of jail has done to my behaviour. "I’ve enjoyed powerful bikes for a good many years now and over that time I, like many riders, have had points for speeding. "I’ve deserved those points and will hold my hands up...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (09 May 2013 10:42)

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Mar 04

Posts: 55

ivanhoe says:


I have a sign on the back of my bike which reads,



It seems to work for transit vans doing 90 mph, with a similar sign reading 100 kph.

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Apr 13

Posts: 126

yaki says:

I have in the past had many sports bikes and it would concern me,so I bought a HARLEY end of problem just enjoy riding

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May 09

Posts: 261

JustBe says:


I don't see the problem in speeding, we should have a common sense law. If there are no cars about then go as fast as you like, on a motorway that is. If you're going past a school then obviously you don't speed... I've had police tell me off for filtering before :\ Like filtering on a busy street with peds and tall vans blocking your view, I understand but not on a big wide road with traffic.

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Apr 13

Posts: 23

comfysofa says:

Holding very tightly on to my large wooden desk ive got a clean licence (at the moment). I agree, common sense prevails for me - if im going to push it then ill check quite a few things first, surroundings, amount of traffic, weather, the area im in etc etc.

Not as white as a preachers sheets myself but i do spend alot less time on bikes than i used to - (probably why i have a clean licence at the moment)

Having said that i picked up a 200 quid fine at the TT last year and dreaded the verbal abuse more from the wife than ending up in court the next day....


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Nov 10

Posts: 264

Homer40 says:


No not really had an effect since i don't speed anyway!!!

When the need for a hury up is required i merely check my whereabouts, time, traffic, Known areas, and away i go.

The problem will always be that the nimrods, caught going at it like no tomorrow, are doing it in areas which are known to draw attention and some even like to give the odd salute (the one finger kind) well i am not surprised they get sent down. Don't abuse the system openly and then complain about it.

As for this numbskull, the latest one to be caught by his own bragging........what a fucking whalley!


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Sep 10

Posts: 833

CBR11X says:

(I’ve never exceeded the speed limit on my motorcycle)¬

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Aug 02

Posts: 69

slparry says:

Nope ...

Speed only accounts for 20 % of incidents, so despite the huge focus the authorities place on it 80% of the causes of incidents are seemingly ignored!!!

Speed isn't a problem, and every bobbie worth his salt knows that. It's inappropriate speed that's a problem. For instance 100 mph down an empty motorway, is 30 mph over the legal limit but is acceptably safe, whereas the legal limit of 30 mph in a busy town centre etc may well be lunacy depending on conditions.

It's all about observation and assessment of what is safe depending on all conditions within the level of experience of the rider.

If you recall there was a bobby done, around Telford, I think for doing 140 and 90 mph in the car, I seem to recall the 90 was in a 30 limit at night without blues and twos, now in that instance I don't think anyone could ever justify 90mph as safe in a 30 irrespective of experience as there's no way he could see well enough to know if someone or something were to step into his path, and if I recall it was appealed and he got off with it as he was "testing" his police car. Totally totally wrong in my opinion!

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Feb 12

Posts: 238

Titosfuneral says:

getting older has slowed me down.

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Aug 02

Posts: 2737

spondonste says:

You only get done if caught

Generally I don't speed as much as I used to do (not that I've ever exceeded the speed limit on public roads) but if I was likely to do speeds that have led others to prison sentences then I would do it on a very quick bike. If I was caught at speeds that could be a prison sentence then there's nothing to loose from doing a runner (obviously I wouldn't put anybodies life in danger except my own in such a hypothetical situation).


Many have got themselves caught by posting their shenanigans on social media sites so I'd deffo keep schtump in such a situation (not that it would ever happen :-P

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Dec 10

Posts: 11938

preunit says:


there's a speed limit shocker.gif

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