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View Poll Results: How many points currently on your driving license
3 points 13 17.57%
6 points 6 8.11%
9 points 4 5.41%
12 points 1 1.35%
None, because I drive like a granny 50 67.57%
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      11-26-2010, 03:57 PM   #23
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The M180 is probably the quietest motorway in the UK, it is easy to creep above the speed limit. Shame the copper couldn't use his discretion and just dish out a bollocking, how the bloody hell is the Sgt going to find out what reading was on his hairdryer?
I agree Peter but Lincolnshire has a bad accident and fatality rate (not due to its motorway btw!). I am adamant that had it been the 1980's I would have got off with a bollocking as I've been let off for well over a ton when I had my motorbike. No chance now! Money making, the liberal politically correct tossers of society, more traffic I suppose............don't get me started.

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      11-26-2010, 04:16 PM   #24
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      11-26-2010, 04:40 PM   #25
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Theres too many grannies on this forum judging by the poll results
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      11-26-2010, 04:43 PM   #26
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3 very annoyingly about 8 months ago for using a phone. My feeble protestations that I thought I was exempt because I had an auto fell on (very) deaf ears.
Surprised they didn't give you extra points for artistic flair

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      11-26-2010, 05:07 PM   #27
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None. Ive never had any and never want any!
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      11-26-2010, 05:27 PM   #28
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Theres too many grannies on this forum judging by the poll results
Nope - just people that have some eyesight fitted and know where cops and camera vans hang out
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      11-26-2010, 05:41 PM   #29
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Nope - just people that have some eyesight fitted and know where cops and camera vans hang out
Yeah great Matt so do I obviously and have got away with countless occasions, but when you travel around the country you can't possibly know and you need to realise that some of the new gear they have has a range of 1000 metres! Doesn't matter how good your eye sight is then.

Chances are at some point you will get done as they want your money, unless you really do drive like a granny.

Btw, I saw a black Audi A4 Avant stealth cop car on the M1 near Sheffield on Saturday, he'd pulled someone over onto the hard shoulder. Now, how many black Audis are there out there........hmm friggin loads. This is where the goalposts have been moved. They're using more and more less obvious cop cars.

What I will say is that every single person I've met on this forum via the meets, drives their car how it should be driven (apart from that miserable bugger who drove so slowly he should have had a Fiat 500 and not a 335d!!), and if other numpties on the road drove with the same level of alertness and general road craft, then driving on UK roads would be far more tolerable.
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      11-26-2010, 05:57 PM   #30
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I LOVE that phrase! Something so few people have on the 'road'.
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      11-27-2010, 03:24 AM   #31
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Nil but had 9 years ago (3x3) which was rubbish. Managed to get my name in the Glossop Free Press as the fastest driver caught driving through Glossop
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      11-27-2010, 03:51 AM   #32
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Managed to get my name in the Glossop Free Press as the fastest driver caught driving through Glossop
That can't be too difficult as who wants to go through that sh*thole....or maybe thats why
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      11-27-2010, 03:59 AM   #33
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That can't be too difficult as who wants to go through that sh*thole....or maybe thats why
It's was only 45 in a 30 which in 1993 was not that bad, seems worse nowadays though.
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It's was only 45 in a 30 which in 1993 was not that bad, seems worse nowadays though.
Haha, got in the paper for 15mph over the limit ....The 90's must have been pretty boring in Glossop then!
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      11-27-2010, 05:04 AM   #35
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None here and if driving 90 to 100mph is driving like a granny, then Im guilty
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Oh...6. Both times by a rozzer with a gun....it was ENTRAPMENT I TELL THEE!
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      11-27-2010, 08:08 AM   #37
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i got caught by a speed camera in 2005....got fined n 3 points...

are the 3 points still "valid" / current? i heard that after 3 years, its cleared from ur history?....is this true?
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      11-27-2010, 08:27 AM   #38
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I have zero. I've never had more than 3 at a time bt this is the first time in a long time I've had zero.

Back in the old days when they didn't have cameras they actually had to catch you. I had some near misses that would have resulted in instant bans. I have calmed down remarkably since then and now drive like a granny.
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i got caught by a speed camera in 2005....got fined n 3 points...

are the 3 points still "valid" / current? i heard that after 3 years, its cleared from ur history?....is this true?
Valid for three years
On your licence for 4 years
Declarable to Insurance company for five (NOT all ins companies)

You could send it back to the DVLA and get a clean licence back,I did and got done for speeding whist it was being processed by the DVLA
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Theres too many grannies on this forum judging by the poll results
I chide myself everyday that I am not cool or hard enough to get caught speeding and get points ....

Now, where did I leave that zimmer ....

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Valid for three years
On your licence for 4 years
Declarable to Insurance company for five (NOT all ins companies)

You could send it back to the DVLA and get a clean licence back,I did and got done for speeding whist it was being processed by the DVLA
cheers Ian....will need to send my licence back and get a clean plate :-)
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I got my first 3 points ever for talking on my mobile phone...in the bm with bluetooth!!?? Sometimes the connection doesn't pair, even after many attempts. So, bad boy me took incorrect protocol and put the phone to my ear.......at a traffic light, only for the plod to pull up beside me in an unmarked :-(
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I agree Peter but Lincolnshire has a bad accident and fatality rate (not due to its motorway btw!). I am adamant that had it been the 1980's I would have got off with a bollocking as I've been let off for well over a ton when I had my motorbike. No chance now! Money making, the liberal politically correct tossers of society, more traffic I suppose............don't get me started.

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I was caught only a few months ago by an undercover Skoda Octavia vRs on the M180, apparently I was driving too fast

I now 6 points overall
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