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1Back to top Go down   Maybe it's just me.. Empty Maybe it's just me.. Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:44 pm

Suzi Q

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Well, UK members may be familiar with the awesome video of a van driver getting it completely wrong at a roundabout and going airborne. 

He's been sentenced today. Fined £310.

Strange, I was fined more than that for doing 85 as I left a 40 zone and entered nationals (60mph). No excuses from me - I should have been observant enough to see the camera van if I want to travel at that speed. Didn't get airborne though, and there were no other road users around either. Oh, and I didn't perform a reckless undertake at high speed either.

I do wonder.


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2Back to top Go down   Maybe it's just me.. Empty Re: Maybe it's just me.. Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:10 am

K75cster

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What is an 85 pound victim surcharge? Banned for a year. There are easier ways to get a pilots licence.

They nabbed you for Low Flying and him for High Flying, Hmmm you may have to step things up a bit Chris


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it's better to be surprised than to pay a fine


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4Back to top Go down   Maybe it's just me.. Empty Re: Maybe it's just me.. Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:50 pm

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K75cster wrote:What is an 85 pound victim surcharge? Banned for a year. There are easier ways to get a pilots licence.

They nabbed you for Low Flying and him for High Flying, Hmmm you may have to step things up a bit Chris
Is that roundabout means of saying the same thing? Van driver qualifies as a fly by night operator.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
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5Back to top Go down   Maybe it's just me.. Empty Re: Maybe it's just me.. Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:14 pm

Laitch

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K75cster wrote:What is an 85 pound victim surcharge? Banned for a year. There are easier ways to get a pilots licence.
There's a surcharge levied on the offender for each victim weighing 85lbs or more, the theory being that young children tend to bounce and are overall more resilient.


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6Back to top Go down   Maybe it's just me.. Empty Re: Maybe it's just me.. Fri May 06, 2022 4:36 pm

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Nice try Laitch, but it's actually legal jargon relating to an obscure legal case from 1785 (British law works in hilariously obscure ways - the judges all wear obvious wigs for God's sake) when the eponymous 'victims' (actually a bunch of itinerant rum smugglers) were caught and held in a pound in Jamaica, then a British colony. The poor buggers were forgotten about for a long time, whilst the lawmakers and other goodly colonials concentrated on helping themselves to the confiscated rum. When this atrocity was uncovered, many of the 'victims' were found to be suffering from malnutrition, hallucinations and a disease known as 'scrofula'. There was public outcry and, consequentially, lawyers in general were required to pay a levy from each case they took by way of compensation. This exists to this day and became known as the '85 pound victim surcharge.
When I was fined I only had to pay a 65 pound victim surcharge. Maybe the same thing happened a few years earlier too?


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,Hi Chris,Good to see you back, I was worried you had Emigrated or worse still moved DOWN SOUTH affraid affraid


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Laitch

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Suzi Q wrote:Nice try Laitch,. . . 
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