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MOBIUS
08-09-2014, 15:33:20
Just booked a Speed Awareness Course for next month. :gasmaske_rolleyes:

Yes, I am already aware how fast I was driving - I got a nice letter telling me so.

Now I have to pay for the privilege of going to a class and being told in person. :beer:

Why always Wales?

[/Welsh Balotelli]

Funko
08-09-2014, 16:17:08
You are paying for the privilege of not having 3 points on your licence?

Everyone I know who's been on one said it was actually really good...

MDA
08-09-2014, 23:07:27
Maybe now you will understand the dangers of methamphetamines

MOBIUS
09-09-2014, 14:35:28
:lol:

No, Funko, I'm just having a pretend rant - I'm actually very grateful for the opportunity of going to a speed awareness course and avoiding the 3 points. :beer:

Just slightly annoyed that my 'speeding' was a mere 37mph through the one sheep village of Nant Peris in Snowdonia - or for the fact that I only ever get done for speeding in Wales... :(

Yes, people I know say that the course, as well as being quite sobering, is about everyone having a laugh comparing their speeding tickets...

mr_B
10-09-2014, 02:45:41
you drive too fast -FACT!!

Funko
10-09-2014, 09:44:59
His invisible snails wouldn't have this problem.

C.G.B. Spender
10-09-2014, 10:13:48
Invisible Gurkitiers allover again!

MOBIUS
10-09-2014, 11:09:17
you drive too fast -FACT!!

Only when I get caught. FACT!!!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-09-2014, 15:12:47
"Just slightly annoyed that my 'speeding' was a mere 37mph through the one sheep village of Nant Peris in Snowdonia"

Denial and sheep. Hope they also book a Sheep Awareness Course for you.

Funko
10-09-2014, 15:45:12
The best thing is that his speed awareness course will tell him that doing 37 in a 30 is pretty much the worst kind of speeding, because of the increased risk of killing (rather than merely severely injuring) a pedestrian if he hits one. 125% of speed limit on a motorway, the equivalent, would be 88mph ish? Relatively safe in comparison.

C.G.B. Spender
10-09-2014, 17:05:41
serves them paedestrians right for touching childrean they all should be hanged for it

zmama
11-09-2014, 16:18:04
I think I won't walk in Wales.

MOBIUS
11-09-2014, 21:12:35
The best thing is that his speed awareness course will tell him that doing 37 in a 30 is pretty much the worst kind of speeding, because of the increased risk of killing (rather than merely severely injuring) a pedestrian if he hits one. 125% of speed limit on a motorway, the equivalent, would be 88mph ish? Relatively safe in comparison.

Actually, travelling faster than 37 would have been even worse... ;)

I'm well aware of the supposed dangers of speed when it comes to hitting soft squishy pedestrians, but most of it is based on outdated or wonky data such as the fact that stopping distances have vastly improved, that the fatality rates in relation to speed are greatly exaggerated - that there is this assumption that the driver will not be able to brake whatsoever...

But that's no excuse and I know it.

I drove through that village, where similar villages are more often than not 40 zones, at a speed that was safe for the conditions - something would have had to literally have materialised right in front of me for me not to have stopped in time or take evasive action...

But I still broke the rules and I accept that.

Finn Willi (5)
11-09-2014, 22:20:20
if you drive 37 in germany the risk of dying is quite high...

Provost Harrison
12-09-2014, 19:37:57
I can't remember exactly, but those figures for the percentage deaths at 30 and 40 are way off nowadays. Same with those braking distance figures. Modern cars can pretty much stop in half that distance. To be honest, it should be removed from the test because they are meaningless (visual judgement of distance is more important).

Anyway, never had a speed awareness course - perhaps they realise I am beyond redemption...