Sunday, 24 January 2021

Bloody Hell

 


Night shift, so it’s sleep all day.
Everything goes tits up in that 45 minutes in between waking and leaving for work.
Dorothy had projectile vomit all over the bedroom and landing ( probably due to a large piece of her leash that she had managed to chew off and SWALLOW ) 
I found the offending article amid a pile of steaming stomach contents  lying at an astonished Albert’s feet in the east wing. 
Another job for the carpet cleaner on my days off, I told myself
The vomiting thing made me late, so I just managed to grab my uniform and a pre made salmon salad from the fridge before emptying the post box and setting off for work.
I wish I hadn’t collected the post for in it were two ...yes TWO !  speeding fine documents 
Apparently on one of the few day off I had, when I ventured to the supermarket I had been clocked doing 35 miles an hour in a 30 zone TWICE !!!!
Once on the way to the supermarket and the other on the way back twenty minutes later.
Now before Miss Angry from Tumbridge Wells Leaves a snotty comment, I KNOW, I am to blame, but I do think it is a bit rich, certainly given the area I was caught in.....
  

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  1. Ah, will you get off by going to the speeding awareness class... again..., you naughty boy? It is rather easy to up find oneself slipping up to 35 in a 30 zone, for sure, even though I try not to.

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    1. Mind you, without being "Dr Angry from Dunning", in addition to the previous catch that led to the awareness class have you not also told us about two other occasions when the police stopped you but let you off with a warning? Were you my son I would be administering a fatherly ticking off and suggesting that maybe it's time to stay below the limits (which most people seem to treat as targets, not maximum limits), says me, all grateful that I have never been detected, even though I have certainly unintentionally transgressed.

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    2. I don’t know. Andrew it may be 200£ fine and 6 points

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    3. Ouch. If so another trip there and back could see you banned I think (12 points for a few months of ban?). I have heard of someone who received a ban as a result of one long trip, four speed cameras, although that was a few years ago. Take care my friend.

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    4. Ouch. If so another trip there and back could see you banned I think (12 points for a few months of ban?). I have heard of someone who received a ban as a result of one long trip, four speed cameras, although that was a few years ago. Take care my friend.

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    5. Don't know why that came in twice (like your speed trap, maybe Blogger caught me once on the way in and once on the way out). I was not trying to be repetitive.

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  2. There should be a law against two tickets in a day. You have ALL my sympathy.
    A couple of years back I got a red light ticket just because I wavered too long making the decision to stop on orange or not. It cost a bomb and stained my clean ten years licence. Ugh

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    1. The bloody van was hidden too

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    2. Joan (Devon)10:29 am

      They usually are John. You have to have your wits about you, especially as you approach hot spots where they tend to be. When we lived in Wales there was a certain place where they would hide, but all the locals knew when they were there and once past would flash their lights to oncoming cars approaching the spot. My husband was caught twice too, different times and different areas. He had the classes both times.

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  3. What a pain. Dorothy's accident - I'd go for Dr Beckmann's Pet Stain & Odour Remover. Does the trick with my dog's 'accidents '. Two speeding tickets in one day - ouch! You can certainly do without days like that.

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  4. Darling, you need a vehicle with cruise control x

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    1. They are not very reliable on low speeds, I've noticed. Below 60km/h ( roughly 35- 40 miles per hour) they are pretty much useless.
      Sorry about your shitty day.

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    2. If I could darling I would x

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  5. What a *^*# start to the day! You have my sympathy. I now have a car with cruise control and I use it constantly, or I find myself creeping up, even though I am trying not to. I'll bet Bluebell is far quieter than your last car, and that makes it hard too. Well done for having lunch so well organised.

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    1. I’m doing fat club,mi have to be organised

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  6. I've had the same thing here; just a couple of KPH over the limit, and it cost me €75. Bar stewards.

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    1. You fast cat mine is going to cost me 200£

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  7. Barbara Anne4:52 am

    Oh, say it isn't so! I'm surprised that your tickets are for a mere 5mph over the speed limit (twice) as I always thought that little bit didn't really matter.
    Is this measurement different from our mph (mile per hour) like your weight in stones is much different than our weight in pounds or the Fahrenheit/Celcius difference?
    Hope Dorothy is feeling better and less barfy.

    Hugs!

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  8. Oooooooooh dear...tits up alright....and on the same day...just not your day that one.

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  9. Things can only get better - hopefully. Poor you and poor Dorothy. I hope you both feel better soon. xx

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  10. Yorkshire Liz7:11 am

    The jobsworths have an easy way to make money here, so they do. No easier victim than an honest and conscientious person offered officialdom, although this is on the limit of Speedo variable tolerances. Yes, he cross! But don't vomit with temper!

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  11. I feel your pain...chin up x

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  12. Who do you think you are - James Friggin' Hunt? Try explaining to North Wales Police that you are a scotch egg addict and you were desperate for a fix. Your fines should help to purchase a few more police truncheons or a pair of handcuffs.

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  13. It seems most unfair to be fined for a mere 35mph in a 30. I thought that they gave you a 10% leeway, so only 2 mph over! At least my only speeding fine was doing 43 in a 30 ! It is so easy to creep up if your mind is on other things ! Hope that Dorothy is feeling better after her unorthodox meal of leash. Better out than in they say!!

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  14. Ouch! Yeah, yeah, you WERE speeding, but it somehow doesn't seem fair to ticket you twice within minutes in the same zone for the same offense. I hope the fines aren't too steep. I'm having breakfast so I won't dwell on Dorothy.

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  15. Sympathy from me. I was caught once doing 34mph in a 30 zone, a few hundred yards in from the 30 signs, before the village proper. The van was hidden in a side road, and it was 7.30 in the morning.
    Everyone thought it was hilarious, given that my then husband was an incredibly fast driver, as was my boss, and they'd never been caught.

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  16. That's very bad luck that you were caught for such a modest margin over the limit. Were you really a danger to anyone? I didn't realise until recently that the speed limit is 30 by default if you're in a residential area with street lighting. I got caught for doing 45 rather than 30 on an almost deserted dual carriageway.

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  17. Oh dear...difficult to put a positive spin on that lot...except that Dorothy is probably OK, now!

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  18. Anonymous10:18 am

    At the risk of being Miss Angry from Tonbridge Wells - Speeding is going over the limit and that's exactly what you've done. You've been caught before and apparently not learned anything from it. You depend on your car for work, surely that should mean something?
    You express some amazement and disgust that you have a reprimand for doing 35 miles an hour in a 30 mile limit but 35 is OVER THE LIMIT! Why shouldn't you be prosecuted? Limits are set for a good reason, access the information and find out why. Of course the speed vans are sometimes concealed - they're there to catch people flaunting the rules, rules which are vitally important when it comes to traffic on the roads. Surely as a nurse you've witnessed the tragic results of accidents caused by someone driving too fast?
    If you KNOW you were doing the wrong thing why complain about it on here?

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    1. Have a scotch egg and chill duckie

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    2. Anonymous1:22 pm

      Chill yourself "duckie"
      Patronising git.

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    3. Good heavens. Let us hope that you hold yourself to such strict parameters. Esp. your temper, which is certainly exceeding the acceptable limits.

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    4. The very annoying thing is the regular speeding idiots seem to carry on driving dangerously daily and I never see any attempts of them being reprimanded by any authority but of course they are not so easy to catch x

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    5. Oh anon,
      Here you are again as predicted
      I have already prempted your rely and really did expect it
      How dreadfully dull you are
      It is as if you never read “ Now before Miss Angry from Tumbridge Wells Leaves a snotty comment, I KNOW, I am to blame,“
      But in you steam
      How dull
      You are dreadfully dull

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  19. If you were rich enough im sure you could get some celebrity solicitor to get you off ..lol ...justice for the rich

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  20. When I saw the title of the post, I was like... "What happened?!" lol 😜

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  21. Miss Angry from Tumbridge Wells responds, you offended. Pay the price without complaint. Republished by Andrew who smugly says he has never received a speeding fine and not for the reason that he hasn't sped.

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  22. Oh no you ere so unlucky as there is a small margin of a few miles an hour allowed. That would have completely ruined my day. I would definitely appeal. xx

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  23. We live on a 30mph road and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights the speed of the cars will reach 60mph and up. Do you think the speed vans are out to catch them at that time of night? Not on your nellie. They go for the safe 35-ers and let's face it, the dip of the road can bring you up to that.

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  24. So many times I've been sure I've gone through a camera slightly too fast, even though I know where they are and have been trying to keep to limits. Tired mind wandering. It's when the limit keeps changing every half mile. I'm sure they'll get me in the end. My wife has a stand-alone satnav that makes a noise when approaching cameras.

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  25. I just drove 1100kms each way over Xmas/New Year to see family .. There was no way I was getting a speeding fine (or several) along the way. I was so careful to watch my speedometer each time I approached another small town or road works. Here in AUS, the highway patrols are always out in force over the the holidays.

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  26. you are doing fat club again? lose some weight in that right foot.

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      Brilliant reply!

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  27. Really sorry, hope the week to come will be better. Jxx

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  28. Nothing produces such impotent rage as having to hand over lots of money for 5 mph over the limit.

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  29. That is strict! You would likely be forgiven that modest speeding here.

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  30. Anonymous1:26 pm

    I have heard that with everybody staying in on lockdown, many of the usual crimes are well down. Things like burgulary, muggins, street brawling, etc.
    So the Police are looking at other crimes like speeding and also using their automatic numberplate recognition to catch folk travelling 'off piste' to beauty spots and burger bars when they should be staying indoors.
    I think you just got caught up in this. Don't have you down as a boy racer with your 'bangin' tunes' playing, givin' it large around the hood!
    Tess xx

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  31. Oops! Unfortunately it's easy enough to just creep over the speed limit. Hope Dorothy is feeling better now. Chin up - tomorrow will be better.

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  32. Not the best start to a work shift. Hope it went better from there.

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  33. Do they have speed control on your car? I make good use of mine. Like all people, it's easy to get distracted for a moment, look down and see that your speed has inched up. (they GIVE you 5MPH here, because radar can be 'off' and because a variation of a few MPH happens to all of us. Even the angry folks.

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  34. A bit of leash, eh? Biggie threw a complete white sock that his stomach had managed to turn into tubular jellied mess and that was pretty disgusting.

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  35. Back in my working days, my colleagues and I always made sure the police could see our name tags with RN on

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  36. Sorry, hit the wrong key. The police were often lenient with us nurses. Doesn't do much good with photo radar.

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  37. The person frequenting upstairs had a fine too for only a little over and "did"the course-the local police here used to be on foot and then hide behind hedges x

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  38. I am certainly not Mrs Angry from the Yorkshire Dales, so commiserations.

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  39. That is very bad luck to be caught twice in the same spot in the space of 20 minutes ...very bad luck.

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  40. That seems a little ridiculous, to get a ticket for going 5mph over the speed limit. I'm pretty sure in the states you wouldn't get ticketed for that, though I guess it depends on the jurisdiction.

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  41. That is not fair. You should fight it. Perhaps your speedometer is off. They cannot give you two tickets without actually pulling you over. I would try to get it reduced.

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    1. "They cannot give you two tickets without actually pulling you over". Oh yes they can, happens all the time, just need to catch you by radar. If anything the second time, or third, etc., is worse than the first, in the eyes of the courts as it implies something more than a single momentary lapse. My concern, in commenting several times on this post, is simply that I do NOT want John to end up with an automatic ban for several months and be unable to get into work, etc, other than by expensive taxi. I know it's a pain but he really needs to become obsessively careful (if he really does get the 6 points he mentioned) because a ban as a result of minor carelessness would be a disaster for months.

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    2. Yes I can afford 12 points which is a ban

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    3. When you say "can afford" did you mean can't?

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  42. Really bad luck. Recently caught twice in a month-34 and 36 miles an hour in 30 zone. Am now being very cautious but difficult when I can see people behind me are obviously irritated

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  43. If Dorothy hadn’t puked up the leash bit you would also have had a large vet bill.
    I’ve never been caught speeding...yet. My sympathies.

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  44. $273.63 United States Dollars for those 2 tickets! Wow ... You really need to stay aware of your speed.
    Truly a crap way to start any day!

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  45. When it rains it pours, John! Hope your luck improves!

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  46. Have your speedometer checked. It could be off. The speed limit around open roads here are 55 mph and everyone drives 70 mph but me. I don't want a ticket. or my insurance to go up because of it. When drivers license are to be renewed, you get to take a test! Seriously, have the speedometer checked. Fight!

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    2. It's not the speedometer that matters, it's the police radar, and they are very accurate, and every car speedometer I have ever owned has had an inbuilt over-read of about 2 mph for safety/precautionary purposes, so when it reads 30 you are generally really only going 28. I have never heard of anyone "getting off" by claiming their speedometer was defective, if anything you'd just open yourself up to a further charge of driving with a defective car :(

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    3. Interesting Andrew x

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  47. Can you appeal? Write a justification for appeal...busy RN, working lots of night shift, managing home, providing assistance to community...

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  48. So many commenters saying "fight it" and "appeal" telling you to make something up to get yourself off. Even telling you to make it known that you're a nurse!

    I'm sure you're bigger than that and will take your just desserts like the trooper you are.

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  49. Sorry John, its a complaint area and they will be back. Take care. ( its not a cop in the van but a civilian operator and the money goes to the Treasury not the cops - still hurts tho'

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