Police spotting (junction watch)

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  • -2 for missing the opportunity to spell road 'rode' to give Oliver a fit.

  • So to be clear : 0 / 10.

  • Why are they trying to make us abide by all road laws? I propose all red lights and stop signals mean "give way" for cyclists.

    Looks like another Daily Mail features writer has a mortgage payment looming

  • If Diana was still alive, she'd have given Boris a bitch slap.

  • Just wintnessed another cops opt for the easy option. Was going to kings X from Gray's Inn road, approaching the busy junction by the station, the light was changing, cars, bikes and peds were all fighting for the roads, nevermind a man walked into the cycle lane completely ignoring my going into the ASL, a black cab went all the way into the ASL, a cop approached him with a big smile, the driver said the light is gonna change in a sec and he will be gone, the cop nodded his head and waved him goodbye with a even bigger smile. I wonder what would happened if I had jumped the red light.

    PS: I did see the black cab driving into the box after thelight had changed.

  • nearly got clattered by some RLJing fuckhobbit on a full-sus MTB at the junction of eversholt / marlyebone last night. disinterested, salad dodging useless fucking waste of skin and organs plod stares on, his reply upon me asking why he didn't nick the fucker: "well you haven't got any lights either"... i do. i pointed them out to him. one front, two back - visible from low orbit. he shrugs and walks away.

    we're paying these cunts too much.

  • so his reason for not acting on one person breaking the law is that he thought two people were breaking the law.

    sound reasoning there.

  • we're paying these cunts?
    .

  • Tonight I got told to get off my bike on the shared path by Chelsea Bridge/Grovesnor Road turning left. (The cycle path runs out just before the junction and it becomes shared with a little blue sign indicating the fact)

    I asked why, and pointed out that its a shared path (and i would give way to peds if required). The pcso agreed that it was a shared path and i wasn't doing anything wrong, but that i wasn't allowed to ride on it as he had instructed me to walk?!

    I asked why he was doing this and his response was that he had been told to stop cyclists at that point?!?

  • So you weren't allowed to cycle on, essentially, a cycle path?

  • So I'm waiting at the lights outside Euston station and as the lights change and I'm about to carry on along Euston road, a bobby jumps in front of me and tells me he wants to check my bike. Turns out my battery had died on my front light and I'd not noticed, so I told the officer that I had spare batteries and spare lights which I preceded to get out of my bag, he then tells me it doesn't matter and that he's got to issue me a ticket but I can then go down to kings cross and see the police who have 'special bike training', show them my lights are working then they will cancel the ticket. As you can imagine I told him how rediculous this was and mentioned the 10 ticket a month target to which he sheepishly responded 'oh, you've heard about that?'. Anyway, I went down to KIngs X and the cancelled the ticket and even those officers couldn't believe he'd given me a ticket and wasted my and their time. The whole thing was so fucking retarded.

  • Lucky he wasn't talking hot air about them cancelling the ticket.

  • I would notice if my front light wasn't on.

  • I was handed a leaflet from a friendly copper the other morning just before the lights changed, I then set off from the junction whilst struggling to find a pocket to put the leaflet in and wobbled all over the place

    safety first

  • So I'm waiting at the lights outside Euston station and as the lights change and I'm about to carry on along Euston road, a bobby jumps in front of me and tells me he wants to check my bike. Turns out my battery had died on my front light and I'd not noticed, so I told the officer that I had spare batteries and spare lights which I preceded to get out of my bag, he then tells me it doesn't matter and that he's got to issue me a ticket but I can then go down to kings cross and see the police who have 'special bike training', show them my lights are working then they will cancel the ticket. As you can imagine I told him how rediculous this was and mentioned the 10 ticket a month target to which he sheepishly responded 'oh, you've heard about that?'. Anyway, I went down to KIngs X and the cancelled the ticket and even those officers couldn't believe he'd given me a ticket and wasted my and their time. The whole thing was so fucking retarded.

    So, you were riding a dangerous and illegal bike and other than a bit of your time, didn't lose a damn thing?

    High fucking fives all 'round!

  • Oh Hippy, ever the logician.

    I hope that's a word. If it isn't it should be.

  • So, you were riding a dangerous and illegal bike and other than a bit of your time, didn't lose a damn thing?

    High fucking fives all 'round!

    What are you talking about? I had no problem with him pulling me over, it was just how pointless the whole procedure was and the fact he said he'd been told to give no discretion to cyclists. The whole thing just needed a bit of common sense.

  • What are you talking about? I had no problem with him pulling me over

    So you would have prefered paying the fine?

    In other news:

    1. You're complaining about pointless procedures in Britain? Really?
    2. He might've saved you a fine or worse down the road.
    3. You're not likely to 'not notice' your light being off again if your time is so precious.
    4. He's a cop, of course he's going to waste your time or otherwise annoy you - they were all bullied at school.
  • Yes, obviously I would have preferred to pay the fine.

    1. As you should know, here in Britain we love to bitch, moan and complain about everything in the full knowledge we won't do anything about it.
    2. 'or worse' I'd just used that light along the canal but the battery died on a road lit up like a football stadium so yes I was in real danger.
    3. My time is precious, so ill make sure I put fresh batteries in all my lights before each and every journey, as I'm sure you do.
    4. If I'd have known he'd had it so bad I'd have given him a cuddle and been there to listen.
  • Your light 'used' to work is a great excuse. Do we apply that to drivers who ' used' to obey the speed limit?

    Just turned off did it? Using NiMH then are you? They do that so it's best to pay attention to your lights, changing batteries before you are pulled over. Then again you did use up one of his 10 so some nodder will have to thank you.

  • Do you work in civil service?

    Your light 'used' to work is a great excuse. Do we apply that to drivers who ' used' to obey the speed limit?

    Great analogy, comparing the functionality of a piece of electrical equipment with a person's conscious decision to break the speed limit. Maybe it would be better to compare it to a car with a broken headlight? And guess what? Police use their discretion as to whether or not to issue fixed penalty notices in those cases.

    Oh and thanks for the battery tip, is there a 'hippy's guide to safe cycling' hand book I can pick up?

  • No. So let's try again. You accidentally broke the law. Should everyone who doesn't realise they are speeding be let off?

    Not yet. I'm not sure a book would help your observation skills anyway.

  • Should everyone who doesn't realise they are speeding be let off?

    People know they're speeding , cars have a speedo for a reason imo it's just that people are indifferent to 35 in a 30 or 80 in a 70 zone and don't really care ( and yes I drive)

  • I know when my lights on. So what? It was just an example.

  • I think my extended commute has got me down. There's fucking cretins everywhere and it's doing my head in. Bleating about safety but fail to do even simple things like, I dunno, not fly across a red when I'm turning on green (you cunt), dangle shit over their lights or just not have lights, plow through anything just to get to the other side quicker, punishment passes, u-turns without looking - sod the poor fucker slamming brakes on to avoid your dumb arse. "Cunts, everywhere". London's new promo slogan.

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