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On 9 Sep 2014 at 11:39pm a.christie wrote:
So a small minority of us still occasionally don`t wear a seatbelt. 12 penalty notices have been issued in a 2.5 hour period............wow. So how much income/ revenue does that equate to??
Value for money from your District policing? Hmmmn.
Much easier and more productive ways to "cop" the motorist,surely.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 12:03am Fiona wrote:
Why will you NOT wear a seat belt??????
On 10 Sep 2014 at 7:28am Horseman7 wrote:
It could be more to do with saving lives than generating fixed penalty income.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 8:28am a.christie wrote:
Must be a general increase in unsolved crime in our area, either at this time or in the near future. Nick the motorist for a few incidents and "bingo" the solved crime statistics go up! Then amazingly a zero crime rate appears for the district.
Doesn`t take much to work out does it?
On 10 Sep 2014 at 12:34pm Smoker wrote:
You VILL NOT smoke in ze public place . YOU VILL wear your sealtbelt in your vagens . But your hund MAY shizen on the pavement .German Shepherds are most Velkommen
On 10 Sep 2014 at 12:49pm the kronic wrote:
Hahaha, if you don't wear your belt, expect a 100 fine. They were up at the top of Malling earlier, loads pulled over. Serves them right. Ker-ching, next 100 please.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 2:35pm Thomas Jerome Newton wrote:
But there isn't a "single" crime stat - assault, burglary etc all have to be recorded as such
Some people are OBSESSED with the idea that they are being "done over"
Could anything be simpler than taking your test, keeping abreast of the highway code and following it? Wear your seatbelt, stay safer and save money
What else is there to worry about?
On 10 Sep 2014 at 2:40pm A Driver wrote:
Hopefully they'll nab people for using mobile phone handsets while driving too.
There is much clear evidence that risk of serious injures to car occupants are reduced by wearing seatbelts - hence anyone who uses the argument that "It's my choice whether or not I accept the risk of receiving a more serious injury, authorites have no right to tell me what to do" is clearly best removed from the evolutionary gene pool asap... it'll be unfortunate that when they are involved in an RTA the ambulance they require might well have been used on a more deserving person elsewhere.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 9:25pm a.christie wrote:
What I`m getting at is the fact that the Police seem to have plenty of time to take easy money from the motorist in fines, for whatever reason, but so often never have the resources to respond promptly to crimes such as burglary, assault, 3.142key trespass,shoplifting and public order offences.
For the record I do not condone driving without wearing a seatbelt or using a mobile phone whilst driving. I do munch a sandwich and take a drink of water every now and again though. I expect that`ll be the next campaign.
As a footnote, I wonder how many officers will be involved in this little "jolly up" of a cycle ride that`s happening on our patch this weekend ?
On 10 Sep 2014 at 10:46pm Hole digger wrote:
a.christie I would quit while your nowhere near ahead ,
On 11 Sep 2014 at 4:42pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I saw one cop in the bus stop at the top of Church Road pulling people over which must have been the seatbelt clampdown I guess. It was 10:30 on a Monday morning at the time, probably not the busiest time of the week for the police in terms of burglaries and assaults...

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