OT: Another speed limit competitor



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Matt B

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Surely not another solution which is _better_ than speed cameras ;-)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4459056.stm

"People are too used to being scolded by warning signs telling them about
lethal speed and driving. It's like 'tell me something new'. But they're not
used to having their wit engaged,"

"There's an element of fun and mischief, but underneath is the ambition to
encourage people to re-examine how roads are used,"

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Matt B
 
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sothach

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Matt B wrote:
> Surely not another solution which is _better_ than speed cameras ;-)
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4459056.stm
>
> "People are too used to being scolded by warning signs telling them about
> lethal speed and driving. It's like 'tell me something new'. But they're not
> used to having their wit engaged,"
>
> "There's an element of fun and mischief, but underneath is the ambition to
> encourage people to re-examine how roads are used,"


Its an interesting idea, a bit daft, but interesting. But with
reactions like:

"A driver of a 4x4 didn't so much disapprove - he was too crazed and
violent for that. He seemed to be made psychotic by the idea that roads
could exist for anything other than him to drive on,"

then a more appropriate type of "folk traffic calming" might be an
overturned car and some lads with molotovs and AK47s
 
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Ambrose Nankivell

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Matt B wrote:
> Surely not another solution which is _better_ than speed cameras ;-)
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4459056.stm
>
> "People are too used to being scolded by warning signs telling them
> about lethal speed and driving. It's like 'tell me something new'.
> But they're not used to having their wit engaged,"
>
> "There's an element of fun and mischief, but underneath is the
> ambition to encourage people to re-examine how roads are used,"


I understand that speed limits aren't applied to bikes. How is this of
interest to uk.rec.cycling?

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Ambrose
 
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sothach

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Ambrose Nankivell wrote:
> I understand that speed limits aren't applied to bikes. How is this of
> interest to uk.rec.cycling?


Because motorists travelling at inappropriate speeds are killing us?
 
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David Martin

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Matt B wrote:
> Surely not another solution which is _better_ than speed cameras ;-)
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4459056.stm
>
> "People are too used to being scolded by warning signs telling them about
> lethal speed and driving. It's like 'tell me something new'. But they're not
> used to having their wit engaged,"
>
> "There's an element of fun and mischief, but underneath is the ambition to
> encourage people to re-examine how roads are used,"


Indeed. Now for your next question. How many speed cameras are
installed in 20 mph limits?

How many such 'living rooms' would be appropriate traffic calming on a
40mph through route in a rural village?

...d
 
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Ambrose Nankivell

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sothach wrote:
> Ambrose Nankivell wrote:
>> I understand that speed limits aren't applied to bikes. How is this
>> of interest to uk.rec.cycling?

>
> Because motorists travelling at inappropriate speeds are killing us?


Speedophiles posting at innappropriate frequency and agression are
disturbing us in the online world, though.

--
Ambrose
 
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Ambrose Nankivell

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sothach wrote:
> Ambrose Nankivell wrote:
>> I understand that speed limits aren't applied to bikes. How is this
>> of interest to uk.rec.cycling?

>
> Because motorists travelling at inappropriate speeds are killing us?


On reflection, though, someone installing a sofa on a road is an interesting
thing to point out, and part of the reason that cycling is so great.

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Ambrose
 
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Paul - xxx

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Matt B came up with the following;:
> Surely not another solution which is _better_ than speed cameras ;-)
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4459056.stm
>
> "People are too used to being scolded by warning signs telling them about
> lethal speed and driving. It's like 'tell me something new'. But they're
> not used to having their wit engaged,"
>
> "There's an element of fun and mischief, but underneath is the ambition to
> encourage people to re-examine how roads are used,"


"It's this sense of entitlement that he says he wants to challenge - leaving
a 4x4 blocking half the street is called parking but a couple of chairs and
a magazine rack put in the same place is seen as a senseless provocation. "

Maybe that's because a 4x4 can be legally parked on a road, whereas a few
chairs and a magazine rack could be seen to be Fly-Tipping and illegal.


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elyob

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"Ambrose Nankivell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Matt B wrote:
>> Surely not another solution which is _better_ than speed cameras ;-)
>>
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4459056.stm
>>
>> "People are too used to being scolded by warning signs telling them
>> about lethal speed and driving. It's like 'tell me something new'.
>> But they're not used to having their wit engaged,"
>>
>> "There's an element of fun and mischief, but underneath is the
>> ambition to encourage people to re-examine how roads are used,"

>
> I understand that speed limits aren't applied to bikes. How is this of
> interest to uk.rec.cycling?
>


OT: means Off Topic.

e.g. OT: What's this fish doing in my bed?
 
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p.k.

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elyob wrote:
>
> e.g. OT: What's this fish doing in my bed?


That's not a fish it's an old trout!

pk
 
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Peter Clinch

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p.k. wrote:
> elyob wrote:
>
>>e.g. OT: What's this fish doing in my bed?


> That's not a fish it's an old trout!


B'boom tssss! ;-)

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wafflycat

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"elyob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> "Ambrose Nankivell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Matt B wrote:
>>> Surely not another solution which is _better_ than speed cameras ;-)
>>>
>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4459056.stm
>>>
>>> "People are too used to being scolded by warning signs telling them
>>> about lethal speed and driving. It's like 'tell me something new'.
>>> But they're not used to having their wit engaged,"
>>>
>>> "There's an element of fun and mischief, but underneath is the
>>> ambition to encourage people to re-examine how roads are used,"

>>
>> I understand that speed limits aren't applied to bikes. How is this of
>> interest to uk.rec.cycling?
>>

>
> OT: means Off Topic.
>
> e.g. OT: What's this fish doing in my bed?
>
>


Seems to be a bit of *carping* going on in this thread. People should learn
to keep a sense of *scale* and *propoise-tion*, otherwise they could end up
*netting* more than they bargained for.

Cheers, helen s
 
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David Martin

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wafflycat wrote:
>
> Seems to be a bit of *carping* going on in this thread. People should learn
> to keep a sense of *scale* and *propoise-tion*, otherwise they could end up
> *netting* more than they bargained for.
>

Is the sole reason you post to make bad puns? You cod get knocked off
your perch soon enough.

...d
 
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wafflycat

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"David Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> wafflycat wrote:
>>
>> Seems to be a bit of *carping* going on in this thread. People should
>> learn
>> to keep a sense of *scale* and *propoise-tion*, otherwise they could end
>> up
>> *netting* more than they bargained for.
>>

> Is the sole reason you post to make bad puns? You cod get knocked off
> your perch soon enough.
>
> ..d


Oh I've never haddock-nuff of bad puns ;-)

Cheers, helen s
 
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Peter B

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"wafflycat" <w*a*ff£y£cat*@£btco*nn£ect.com> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
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> "David Martin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >
> > wafflycat wrote:
> >>
> >> Seems to be a bit of *carping* going on in this thread. People should
> >> learn
> >> to keep a sense of *scale* and *propoise-tion*, otherwise they could

end
> >> up
> >> *netting* more than they bargained for.
> >>

> > Is the sole reason you post to make bad puns? You cod get knocked off
> > your perch soon enough.
> >
> > ..d

>
> Oh I've never haddock-nuff of bad puns ;-)


Well I've had a whale of a time reading them.

Note to pedants: Yes, I know a whale isn't a fish but wtf, we're 'avin' a
larf.
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Peter B

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"Ambrose Nankivell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> sothach wrote:
> > Ambrose Nankivell wrote:
> >> I understand that speed limits aren't applied to bikes. How is this
> >> of interest to uk.rec.cycling?

> >
> > Because motorists travelling at inappropriate speeds are killing us?

>
> Speedophiles posting at innappropriate frequency and agression are
> disturbing us in the online world, though.


Speak for yourself, they're not disturbing me and anyway you don't have to
read their posts.
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Just zis Guy, you know?

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On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 13:23:06 -0000, "Ambrose Nankivell"
<[email protected]> said in <[email protected]>:

>Speedophiles posting at innappropriate frequency and agression are
>disturbing us in the online world, though.


Mr Read deals with MattB's fatuous maunderings for me :)

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Danny Colyer

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wafflycat wrote:
> Seems to be a bit of *carping* going on in this thread. People should learn
> to keep a sense of *scale* and *propoise-tion*, otherwise they could end up
> *netting* more than they bargained for.


There's always salmon who has to start on the puns, isn't there?

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Simon Bennett

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Danny Colyer wrote:
> wafflycat wrote:
>> Seems to be a bit of *carping* going on in this thread. People
>> should learn to keep a sense of *scale* and *propoise-tion*,
>> otherwise they could end up *netting* more than they bargained for.

>
> There's always salmon who has to start on the puns, isn't there?


I've haddock with this lot.
 

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