Drink-drive dashcam footage.

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Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby milleplod » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:07 pm

https://youtu.be/QeUq3SmFaL0

Almost 3 times the limit - they're out there folks! :shock: Only 24 months disqualification, I would've expected longer really.

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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby bwprice100 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:30 pm

Terrible. :(

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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby windmill john » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:51 am

That road is near me! Use it often.
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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:56 pm

What always stuns me is the lack of involvement from members of the public.
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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:06 am

She is a 41 year old teacher. Police were called at around 5.30pm on April 4 by two members of the public who were worried about the actions of the driver of the white Vauxhall Corsa.

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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby andys » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:31 pm

I would hope that she got sacked from her teaching job.

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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby Richard(Sande)Sanders » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:43 am

More worrying is the number of drivers who don't get caught. The chances are
that she would have got away with it if she hadn't hit the parked car.

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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby andys » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:08 pm

More worrying is the number of drivers who don't get caught. The chances are
that she would have got away with it if she hadn't hit the parked car.
Indeed.
Another example of why camera policing is flawed.
It catches speeders, which is great for revenue, but does nothing to address the issue of dangerous driving behaviour.

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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby milleplod » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:16 pm

The constant erosion of roads policing units over the past 15 or so years has brought us to where we are today. Strangely enough, I reckon that, to an extent, it was driven (see what I did there.... :grin: ) by the public, who, in the late 70s/early 80s started calling for the 'persecution' of motorists to stop, and for traffic bobbies to be 'better employed' dealing with 'real criminals'. This cry was, of course, taken up by certain elements of the press, and, as we police by consent in this country, there was a certain inevitability in senior officers taking the opportunity to redeploy manpower to more 'acceptable' areas of policing.

We now hear calls for more 'proper' roads policing, and the same elements of the press have, ironically, taken up that cry with a passion too.

Politicians spent an eye-watering amount of money introducing PCSOs and HATOs to the established system, as ever being unable to leave things alone - the money could better have been spent on building up what already existed. Now we have forces laying off PCSOs wholesale, and HATOs will soon have enforcement powers for minor offences....speeding and seatbelts, and not much else without (expensive) training.

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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby Nate » Wed May 02, 2018 10:38 pm

It's not just roads policing that's seen a reduction in bobbies - as of last year the number of police officers in the UK had fallen by 21,500 since 2010. Traffic policing was probably the first place cuts were made as ANPR and Gatsos were deemed acceptable replacements for mobile policing units, but nobody really believed that. I recall a conversation with Devon & Cornwall's Chief Constable John Evans several years ago. He was then initiating a system that saw traffic cars carrying firearms trained officers - his point was that the bad guys generally used cars to get away from the scene of the crime... can't see a speed camera making much of a difference in that scenario.

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Re: Drink-drive dashcam footage.

Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu May 03, 2018 10:16 am

It's not just roads policing that's seen a reduction in bobbies - as of last year the number of police officers in the UK had fallen by 21,500 since 2010. Traffic policing was probably the first place cuts were made as ANPR and Gatsos were deemed acceptable replacements for mobile policing units, but nobody really believed that. I recall a conversation with Devon & Cornwall's Chief Constable John Evans several years ago. He was then initiating a system that saw traffic cars carrying firearms trained officers - his point was that the bad guys generally used cars to get away from the scene of the crime... can't see a speed camera making much of a difference in that scenario.
True. I was stopped on 1st feb in our car by a ANPR car, it flagged up no insurance which I had started online the day before. I always print off a copy to keep with the car and while the copper was talking to me it finally came through on his computer that the car was covered. Around 20 hours after I started the policy.
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