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post #1 of 11 Old 03-18-2012, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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just attended a speed awareness course£80 ! alternative was £60. fine and 3 points ! 35mph in a 30mph zone , and I must say Ifound it very interesting and informative, with a very relaxed and jokey atmosphere , highly recommended .bill
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just attended a speed awareness course£80 ! alternative was £60. fine and 3 points ! 35mph in a 30mph zone , and I must say Ifound it very interesting and informative, with a very relaxed and jokey atmosphere , highly recommended .bill
What was the average age of the group, when I went on one 3 years ago the youngest was 35! When I asked the instructor why he went very quite and moved on, talking to him after he tried to say that the younger people went to a different course.

Yes it was a good course opened my eyes, pity that they can't make it part of the driving test

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There is a new 20mph speed limit with flashing amber lights outside the local school now. Several people have been "done" for exceeding it. Stupid thing about it is that hardly ANY of the kids actually come out that way, they either get picked up by Mummy in the obligatory 4x4 or go out the other gate onto the council estate at the back where the school buses are waiting. Others take the back gate across the playing field. Every person who has been lifted said that there were actually no kids about when they were "done" as they hadn't even come out of school yet. The lights start 30 mins BEFORE school ends! Where's the sense in that?

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nowt to them just boring having to sit thro it thats all but hey better than those points

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There is a new 20mph speed limit with flashing amber lights outside the local school now. Several people have been "done" for exceeding it. Stupid thing about it is that hardly ANY of the kids actually come out that way, they either get picked up by Mummy in the obligatory 4x4 or go out the other gate onto the council estate at the back where the school buses are waiting. Others take the back gate across the playing field. Every person who has been lifted said that there were actually no kids about when they were "done" as they hadn't even come out of school yet. The lights start 30 mins BEFORE school ends! Where's the sense in that?
I don't object to a 20 MPH speed limit outside school, mind they need to do something about the parents on the school run paking out side the school. Would be nice to be able to reach 20 but with the cars parked either side of the road (illegal by the way) the best tthat you can do is about 10 mph around here

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Ours don't park outside! There's a stonking great car park they all wait in!

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There is a new 20mph speed limit with flashing amber lights outside the local school now. Several people have been "done" for exceeding it. Stupid thing about it is that hardly ANY of the kids actually come out that way, they either get picked up by Mummy in the obligatory 4x4 or go out the other gate onto the council estate at the back where the school buses are waiting. Others take the back gate across the playing field. Every person who has been lifted said that there were actually no kids about when they were "done" as they hadn't even come out of school yet. The lights start 30 mins BEFORE school ends! Where's the sense in that?
If I were you I'd check they have done the 20mph zone correctly ... It's one thing to put up signs and splash loads of paint on the roads, but how many councils change the law that refers to that particular piece of road. Local traffic Orders I think they're called. Without this, none of the tickets issued are valid.
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I recall seeing something in the local paper about it. They did a load of them all at the same time outside all the schools. I daresay that's what you mean.

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Yes, they usually post something in the Public Announcements section
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If I were you I'd check they have done the 20mph zone correctly ... It's one thing to put up signs and splash loads of paint on the roads, but how many councils change the law that refers to that particular piece of road. Local traffic Orders I think they're called. Without this, none of the tickets issued are valid.
I think a lot of the 20 MPH limits now have a lot less requirement to have such Traffic Orders due to changes in the rules from DfT

I just can't find it at the moment




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