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    Default A Judge with common Sense!

    In a recent ruling at Taunton Crown Court, a truck driver was acquitted of warning other drivers of a mobile speed camera by waving his arm out of the window of his truck. The judge concluded that there was no evidence the drivers that Charles Glendinning warned were breaking the speed limit or were about to.

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    If speed cameras arn't for money, then this guy is doing his duty by telling people to slow down.

    Personally they should stop pulling people for warning people about cameras and go out and do something more pro-active.

    But that's just my feelings

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    I've given people a flash and a wave of my hand if they are obviously speeding in a gesture that a speed camera is ahead of them. They always break and say thanks. Often there's no camera but it has the desired effect and they start thinking again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    .....by waving his arm out of the window of his truck.
    Maybe he was just hot.....

    If he was going down the road shouting obsenaties out of the window giving the bird, or other obsense gestures... no one would have bothered him.... !!

    shows the state of our 'money grabbing' society

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    How could they even bring him to court in the first place? As it's not a criminal offence to warn people of a speed camera (or have I missed something?!), what charge did they bring him to court on?

    Edit: After a quick Google - it was apparently on a charge of obstruction!!!!! BBC link here.

    The fact it was Avon & Somerset police says it all. They seem to be hell bent on criminalising practically every driver!!!

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    I was wondering what our hard earned Council TAX was going on.

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    Years ago, before the onset of the dreaded GATSO, every time there was a policeman with a "hairdrier" speed camera you would get flashed and the "thumbs down" sign for a mile or so from the oncoming traffic. Everybody used to do it and i for one was gratefull of it on the odd occasion

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    Speaking of Policemen with Hair Dryers - did anyone here the story of a Traffic Constable who decided to point his speed gun at a Harrier Jet doing a low level sortie. The Harrier has radar jamming and defensive systems in place and fried the speed camera.

    When they complained to the airbase that the jet came from, the reply was 'thank your lucky stars that it was on a training sortie and not live armed otherwise you may had a missile up your 'arris'. Apparently the Harriers computer would of automatically launched a missile at them.

    I don't know if it's a true story or just an exagerated one, but it made me chuckle.

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    Shouldn't have even gone to court, if it's fixed cams they have warning signs on approach anyway, if it's mobile ones, i.e the police with a gun type one, shouldn't freedom of speech cover whether he should be allowed to warn others? and by warning them he's slowed them down anyway, which is what the law is supposed to want isn't it?

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    AFAIK it's true. The air base commander went and gave the Chief Constable a roasting saying the same as what you said above - that if the Harrier had been in live armed mode it would have shot off a missile automatically as the defence systems would have interpreted the radar gun as an enemy missile lock on!!

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