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Clockwise

Member since Oct 2013 • Last active Jun 2019

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    It surprises me that 20mph enforcement wouldn’t be self-funding - each officer would only have to issue 1 or 2 £100 tickets a day to cover their salary.

    It takes an entire team as more often than not if you sent out a lone police officer with a speed camera they would get attacked by drivers or anything they did try to ticket would be questioned.

    I think they should just use way more average speed cameras. Put them along the ratrun routes so if a driver pings one going into a residental area then pings another coming out the other side without enough time between they get a ticket.

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    Lambeth/London doesn't have any 20mph fixed position cameras, those stats are likely just from cameras. They also don't take into account the number of people caught speeding by cameras that they fail to process.

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    I do not know what you are employed as but, if in your workplace, you make a mistake, others are very annoyed but no one is hurt - would you accept having your employment terminated as a fair sanction?

    I think in all lines of work you have things that can be done even accidentally that fall under a zero tolerance policy. I was speaking with a dustcart driver a few days ago that had 6 month suspension for collecting a black bin bag from the roadside as it was seen to be private waste and not the council bins they had been told to collect. Honest mistake but they have a policy so people can't get cash in hand for other rubbish. I can think of dozens of jobs where data misuse would get you fired instantly(my own included). Any jobs involving cash handling and clear instructions on how/when it should be handled.

    With driving jobs they do have more training than other drivers and are held to higher standards. For many coaches/buses/trucks the driver would have had not only more training and expectation but also sensors and warnings in the cab as they got closer to a rider, it's a very conscious choice to ignore all them things.

    It's also the wider impact of incidents, many companies just don't want drivers who take those risks as they have come to understand that when they do eventually kill someone from habitually bad driving the impact will be felt company wide as they lose contracts and gain a poor/unsafe reputation.

    Often with this stuff the mistake the driver is saying sorry for is getting caught and not how they had been driving or attitude they have towards the road. Unfortunately very few and far between where it's a learning point for a driver.

    edit - ps don't send people on safer urban driving as a punitive measure it just gives the instructors a really hard day

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    tl:dr he is trying to take your moon guns

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    Hands up if you aren't here.

  • in Cycle Training
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    If you become NSIT then DfT update your numbers and you are no longer NSIQ, would seem silly to not recruit them as they are "over qualified".

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    Sounds interesting so without proof of the damage taking place(witness/cctv/whatever) does this make all carpark damage just the nearest car/bike when you get back to the car?

    Also if you do damage to a car just plonk a dockless hire bike near and say it was that?

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    Hard to find a good pic but the tern you can store up on end.

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