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40% sound like a lot

 

It is, but it's not unusual to see those figures any day of the week. 42 in a 30 for example - there are plenty of people who do 40-ish everywhere. Or 70 in a 50 - Between Santon and Douglas is a favourite spot.

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Perhaps we've seen too many "my friend..." type posts to believe they're real.

 

The thing is, once you start throwing round expressions like "Should the officer not have a duty of care" it sounds like you're leading up to attempting to deflect or abrogate entirely the responsibility of "your friend" speeding. Asking those "what if.." questions looks like you're formulating a defence. For "your friend".

 

"Your friend" is a dick. Take the fine and don't speed again.

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He was probably being followed by the officer (and it matters not that the car was unmarked) to see if any other moving traffic offences were being committed, weaving on the road and across the centre line, not observing road signs, which might give cause to pull over and administer a breath test. The police do have a discretion whether to stop or prosecute. PC wasn't on road traffic duty, his speedometer might not have been calibrated, one breach he might have been willing to allow your friend to get away with, a continued course of action or repeated offending, he would be less likely to exercise discretion.

 

As for the charging, he being charged with one offence at the fastest speed. Is an offence committed every 30 seconds or 200 yards if its on going, that really would be oppressive.

 

As for the duty of the police to stop someone, depends on a myriad of factors

 

Speed

Location

Time of day

Other traffic

safety to officer and other road users

Standard of driving

 

So no there is no general duty to stop

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If the police had an opportunity to stop a mad gunman before he went on a rampage there'd be questions to ask of them. Speeding? Nah. Most speeders in the UK don't even find out they've been caught until the ticket arrives in the post a few days later. He got stopped by the police on the day he sped. Or spud. Can't reasonably expect more than that.

 

Plus, he was probably being given the benefit of the doubt, until the doubt was removed that he's consistently a dick behind the wheel. Policeman sounds ok to me.

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How can it be spud? Its spade! If you look at going as an example, the past participle would be gone, reading is read, so therefore speeding has to be spade.

 

 

Edit...WTF am I thinking about? it is sped!

Yeah... but that's boring, innit?

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