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Caught in a speed trap? Dont flash your lights!

shuwaz Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Check this article out... a driver was flashing his lights to warn other drivers of police with a speed gun and got fined:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-12115179

The law states that police should be clearly visible to all motorists, at all times (even when watching out for motorists who are speeding or driving dangerously) so in reality 'speed traps' are a contradiction to that law.

Despite the above a 64 year old man gets fined £175 (plus £250 court costs) for doing so.


What say you? Approve or disapprove?
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1 Like #1
absolutely disapprove!

i always flash my lights to warn others, best not to do that anymore.

thanks for the heads up
banned 2 Likes #2
I'll continue to do that, and I knew people have been fined in the past plenty of times - I just don't care, I'll take the risk.

Because I'm that kinda guy.
1 Like #3
vibeone
I'll continue to do that, and I knew people have been fined in the past plenty of times - I just don't care, I'll take the risk.Because I'm that kinda guy.

Go Vibe, it's still sad to see that the police are doing this, clearly nothing more then a revenue trap. Everyone speeds at sometime whether they are aware of it or not.
#4
Yeahdudeirawk
absolutely disapprove!

i always flash my lights to warn others, best not to do that anymore.

thanks for the heads up


Yeah, i disputed a speeding fine and points and they ended up taking the fine from £60 to £270 and the points from 3 to 6.
3 Likes #5
Obviously the police and CPS have too much spare time on their hands.
Real criminals getting away with more crime every day, and its going to get worse !
and how is prosecuting this man in the public interest.
#6
vibeone
I'll continue to do that, and I knew people have been fined in the past plenty of times - I just don't care, I'll take the risk.

Because I'm that kinda guy.


I would do the same normally but I am financially strapped right now and cant afford anymore fines (whether its the bank, police or otherwise). Besides, with 6 points I just cant take anymore risks.
1 Like #7
I have allways flashed......not any more.......
#8
DADOF7
I have allways flashed......not any more.......


Yeah, yeah, yeah. But more importantly - are you really a 'dad of seven' or is that just your username? oO


Edited By: shuwaz on Jan 05, 2011 09:19
1 Like #9
lufc246
Obviously the police and CPS have too much spare time on their hands.
Real criminals getting away with more crime every day, and its going to get worse !
and how is prosecuting this man in the public interest.


I'll overlook the Daily Mail inspired "Its going to get worse!" line, but, do you really think speeding motorists aren't real criminals? Check the road death statistics, innocent people do get killed out there by impatient swine that don't obey the law, and I'm well in favour of the police working to limit that. Secondly, if the whole thing about it just being a cash cow for the police is true, then what do you think the incoming money pays for in the service, if not your 'actual' crimes?
#10
dxx
lufc246
Obviously the police and CPS have too much spare time on their hands.
Real criminals getting away with more crime every day, and its going to get worse !
and how is prosecuting this man in the public interest.


I'll overlook the Daily Mail inspired "Its going to get worse!" line, but, do you really think speeding motorists aren't real criminals? Check the road death statistics, innocent people do get killed out there by impatient swine that don't obey the law, and I'm well in favour of the police working to limit that. Secondly, if the whole thing about it just being a cash cow for the police is true, then what do you think the incoming money pays for in the service, if not your 'actual' crimes?



Are you saying that all speeding motorists are criminals?
#11
"The law states that police should be clearly visible to all motorists, at all times (even when watching out for motorists who are speeding or driving dangerously"

Speed cameras no longer have to be clearly visable. Police can hide them in bins etc if they wish to.
1 Like #12
I am also a flasher and will continue to be so
#13
dxx
lufc246
Obviously the police and CPS have too much spare time on their hands.Real criminals getting away with more crime every day, and its going to get worse !and how is prosecuting this man in the public interest.
I'll overlook the Daily Mail inspired "Its going to get worse!" line, but, do you really think speeding motorists aren't real criminals? Check the road death statistics, innocent people do get killed out there by impatient swine that don't obey the law, and I'm well in favour of the police working to limit that. Secondly, if the whole thing about it just being a cash cow for the police is true, then what do you think the incoming money pays for in the service, if not your 'actual' crimes?

Idea is to get people to be more savy about there speed and stop them from speeding, doing the person warning them clearly is generating cash, as someone warning me of an incident or something in the road would usually flash there lights at me, so I agree with the 'Civic duty' bit. It's proven that speed cameras do not reduce speeding related accidents, they are always going to happen, suprising how Germany has no significant difference in accidents related to car crashes. Speed doesn't kill people morons do, I do believe people if caught have no one else to blame but there selfs, but doing a guy for using his headlights is clearly a qouter filler.

I saw a nasty accident in a petrol station yesterday where both cars were wrote off, this was at the entrance had nothing but miss judgement and stupidty on the 4x4 driver.

Not saying speed doesn't kill people but speed cameras don't stop people speeding.

Unless you covered all the major speed roads (probably will never happen as they would never generate the cash they do now)

Edited By: Adam2050 on Jan 05, 2011 09:55: .
banned 2 Likes #14
Don't speed and you won't need to be flashed to slow down!
#15
shuwaz
DADOF7
I have allways flashed......not any more.......
Yeah, yeah, yeah. But more importantly - are you really a 'dad of seven' or is that just your username? oO
yes iam a dad with 7 kids....
banned#16
DADOF7
shuwaz
DADOF7
I have allways flashed......not any more.......
Yeah, yeah, yeah. But more importantly - are you really a 'dad of seven' or is that just your username? oO
yes iam a dad with 7 kids....

Wowsers!

Expensive christmas for you.

Move to Wiltshire if you like speeding.
#17
shuwaz
dxx
lufc246
Obviously the police and CPS have too much spare time on their hands.
Real criminals getting away with more crime every day, and its going to get worse !
and how is prosecuting this man in the public interest.


I'll overlook the Daily Mail inspired "Its going to get worse!" line, but, do you really think speeding motorists aren't real criminals? Check the road death statistics, innocent people do get killed out there by impatient swine that don't obey the law, and I'm well in favour of the police working to limit that. Secondly, if the whole thing about it just being a cash cow for the police is true, then what do you think the incoming money pays for in the service, if not your 'actual' crimes?



Are you saying that [b]all
speeding motorists are criminals[/b]?


No but they are all law breakers.
#18
shuwaz
dxx
lufc246
Obviously the police and CPS have too much spare time on their hands.
Real criminals getting away with more crime every day, and its going to get worse !
and how is prosecuting this man in the public interest.


I'll overlook the Daily Mail inspired "Its going to get worse!" line, but, do you really think speeding motorists aren't real criminals? Check the road death statistics, innocent people do get killed out there by impatient swine that don't obey the law, and I'm well in favour of the police working to limit that. Secondly, if the whole thing about it just being a cash cow for the police is true, then what do you think the incoming money pays for in the service, if not your 'actual' crimes?



Are you saying that all speeding motorists are criminals?


Pretty much, they are guilty of the crime they have committed.
#19
shuwaz
dxx
lufc246
Obviously the police and CPS have too much spare time on their hands.
Real criminals getting away with more crime every day, and its going to get worse !
and how is prosecuting this man in the public interest.


I'll overlook the Daily Mail inspired "Its going to get worse!" line, but, do you really think speeding motorists aren't real criminals? Check the road death statistics, innocent people do get killed out there by impatient swine that don't obey the law, and I'm well in favour of the police working to limit that. Secondly, if the whole thing about it just being a cash cow for the police is true, then what do you think the incoming money pays for in the service, if not your 'actual' crimes?



Are you saying that all speeding motorists are criminals?


Well, with the exception of motorists legally authorised to ignore the speed limit, yeah.
#20
Flashing is obstructing the police
When you flash you get the speeder off with a fine


If you speed you deserve the fine and points.
#21
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police
When you flash you get the speeder off with a fine


If you speed you deserve the fine and points.


Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.
#22
Inb4 members crying wolf.
#23
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police
When you flash you get the speeder off with a fine


If you speed you deserve the fine and points.


Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.



LOL... exactly, those who try to act as if they are 100% law abiding citizens (which is almost impossible because people at least at one point in their life may commit an action which the law views as a crime) just sound pathetic and laughable.


I heard somebody say that there are actually only 3 laws that we are obliged to follow (such as not physically harming someone and not stealing), the rest we dont actually have to follow (or at least dont have to pay for).

Crazy I know but I am trying to find the source so i can put it in this post.
#24
Seems to be an awful lot of saints in here.

Although 'they' say the cameras are in accident back spots, tis just not the case. They are in areas of potential revenue. Seems to me, it is the wrong way of going about a good intention. And likewise, empty roads early in the morning, an extra 10 mph is not going to contribute to the death toll stats. Bless the flashers!
banned#25
I'm no saint, there's plenty I do wrong and if I got caught then so be it, though my sinning doesn't put lives in danger. Don't whinge about measures made to stop you doing it or catch you at it.
banned#26
Im a flasher, & i'll flash others 2 warn them, just like people in the past have warned me, & i aint no criminal just in a rush sometimes.

x x
#27
I'm sure in Scotland that it is or was legal to warn others as you are also telling them to slow down & drive safely.
#28
WheresMeNuts
I'm sure in Scotland that it is or was legal to warn others as you are also telling them to slow down & drive safely.

That would be my argument if I ever got stopped...... for flashing
#29
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police
When you flash you get the speeder off with a fine


If you speed you deserve the fine and points.


Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.


No it's not. But it's against the law.
#30
I have had people do that to me, bikers along the Moors (I live in Plymouth) do a lot.

Although if I was pulled for "flashing" I would say I saw a friend, or someone with a sexy Volkswagen. (I have a modified Lupo)
#31
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police
When you flash you get the speeder off with a fine


If you speed you deserve the fine and points.


Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.


The motorway isn't always going to be empty and at 80mph if something pops up in front of you there is not much you can do.

See here
Although he was not speeding in this case, you should never assume the road ahead will be empty.

Edited By: thrustmaster on Jan 05, 2011 11:56
#32
SLICKC
Im a flasher, & i'll flash others 2 warn them, just like people in the past have warned me, & i aint no criminal just in a rush sometimes.

x x


Why, it doesn't get you anywhere at the end of the day, it just puts you and others at greater risk.
#33
thrustmaster
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police When you flash you get the speeder off with a fineIf you speed you deserve the fine and points.
Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.
The motorway isn't always going to be empty and at 80mph if something pops up in front of you there is not much you can do.See hereAlthough he was not speeding in this case, you should never assume the road ahead will be empty.

What has that got to do about anything, the guy isn't meant to be using the motorway as a walk path, why do you think it's breaking the law to cycle on there, not going to be a safe place now is it.

Majority of accidents on dual carriage way and motorway are caused by driving lack of concentration. (High majority of these being lorry drivers, due to many factors)
#34
Adam2050
thrustmaster
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police When you flash you get the speeder off with a fineIf you speed you deserve the fine and points.
Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.
The motorway isn't always going to be empty and at 80mph if something pops up in front of you there is not much you can do.See hereAlthough he was not speeding in this case, you should never assume the road ahead will be empty.


What has that got to do about anything, the guy isn't meant to be using the motorway as a walk path, why do you think it's breaking the law to cycle on there, not going to be a safe place now is it.

Majority of accidents on dual carriage way and motorway are caused by driving lack of concentration. (High majority of these being lorry drivers, due to many factors)


Here, here! :p
1 Like #35
thrustmaster
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police
When you flash you get the speeder off with a fine


If you speed you deserve the fine and points.


Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.


The motorway isn't always going to be empty and at 80mph if something pops up in front of you there is not much you can do.

See here
Although he was not speeding in this case, you should never assume the road ahead will be empty.


You dont know what is around the corner when you leave your house either, better stay in today.
banned#36
good thread... approved of
#37
greenmachine12
thrustmaster
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police
When you flash you get the speeder off with a fine


If you speed you deserve the fine and points.


Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.


The motorway isn't always going to be empty and at 80mph if something pops up in front of you there is not much you can do.

See here
Although he was not speeding in this case, you should never assume the road ahead will be empty.


You dont know what is around the corner when you leave your house either, better stay in today.


Doh! oO And I have SO much to do today as well... :(
#38
greenmachine12
thrustmaster
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police
When you flash you get the speeder off with a fine


If you speed you deserve the fine and points.


Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.


The motorway isn't always going to be empty and at 80mph if something pops up in front of you there is not much you can do.

See here
Although he was not speeding in this case, you should never assume the road ahead will be empty.


You dont know what is around the corner when you leave your house either, better stay in today.


A moron driving at 80mph obviously has complete disregard for their own safety. Let's just hope that in the event of an accident the only death will be their own.

Flashing people to warn them is not helping anything. Without these people being punished they are only going to keep pushing their boundaries. Technically you are only assisting in the crime.
banned#39
if someone flashes me I stop and give their reg to the police....equals job done.
#40
thrustmaster
greenmachine12
thrustmaster
greenmachine12
localboy
Flashing is obstructing the police When you flash you get the speeder off with a fineIf you speed you deserve the fine and points.
Yes, as doing 80mph at 3am on a empty motorway is proper bad.
The motorway isn't always going to be empty and at 80mph if something pops up in front of you there is not much you can do.See hereAlthough he was not speeding in this case, you should never assume the road ahead will be empty.
You dont know what is around the corner when you leave your house either, better stay in today.
A moron driving at 80mph obviously has complete disregard for their own safety. Let's just hope that in the event of an accident the only death will be their own. Flashing people to warn them is not helping anything. Without these people being punished they are only going to keep pushing their boundaries. Technically you are only assisting in the crime.

Seriously on dual carriage way or motorway people driving at 80Mph are morons? I do hope you are jesting, if they restricted the motorways with average speed camera's which they could easily do with most of the cameras already in place they still really wouldn't make a massive difference, secondly they wouldn't want to do this as it would stop the 'sting effect' and would slowly the country down. 10% over the speed limit and your techically legal that would be 77 miles an hour or under @ 70, so 3 miles more and your a moron. oO

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