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 Post subject: Five force offensive
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 14:56 
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East Coast Initiative to target speeders
19/02/2005 10:00


Five of Scotland's police forces will next month launch one of the biggest anti-speeding operations in years. The East Coast Initiative will target company car drivers, lorries, vans, buses and coaches in a major bid to cut deaths on the roads.

Police officers from the North East Safety Camera Partnership keep a close eye on motorists travelling on the A90. Their aim is to catch drivers breaking the speed limit, their presence on the road alone serving as a warning.

But from next month, and for several weeks police will be making even greater efforts to slow traffic down. A major anti-speed operation involving Grampian, Tayside, Fife, Lothian and Borders forces and Northern Constabulary, aims to keep carnage on the roads to a minimum.

Around fifty people died on north east roads last year, police believe speed was a factor in several of those deaths.

The operation will see dozens of police patrols, mobile speed cameras vans and officers with hand held speed detection guns out on the main east coast routes. While they'll be on the lookout for any motorists ignoring speed limits, officers will be giving special focus to lorries, vans and coaches which are subject to lower limits than ordinary cars.

The campaign's being hailed as one of the biggest of its kind but police insist law-abiding motorists have nothing to fear. News of the campaign comes only days after a survey from the RAC revealed more than half of UK motorists are likely to break speed limits on a regular basis.

But with such a large number of police resources involved in this latest inititaive, it seems times running out for the speeders.

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Around fifty people died on north east roads last year, police believe speed was a factor in several of those deaths.


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will next month launch one of the biggest anti-speeding operations in years.


As they only believe that speed was a factor in SEVERAL of 50 deaths, then what are they doing about the causes of deaths in the other 45+ cases?


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Have a lookat the ACPOS website. It has the answers you seek. Click here; http://www.scottish.police.uk/main/acpo ... 2703V2.pdf


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Have a lookat the ACPOS website. It has the answers you seek. Click here; http://www.scottish.police.uk/main/acpo ... 2703V2.pdf


What part of that document do you think answers what question? :?

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East Coast Initiative to target speeders
19/02/2005 10:00


Five of Scotland's police forces will next month launch one of the biggest anti-speeding operations in years. The East Coast Initiative will target company car drivers, lorries, vans, buses and coaches in a major bid to cut deaths on the roads.


Note all those catorgaries Gents!..............

1) Company Car Drivers

2) lorries

3) Vans

4) Buses

5) Coaches


What do you notice about ALL these drivers?............................

Why? They're ALL under pressure from their ....EMPLOYERS to get the job done in a "minimum time" at a "minimum cost" in the quickest time for the minimum wage!

I wonder where THAT docrine came from?..................


Damned Socialists I suppose?
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 Post subject: Re: Five force offensive
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What do you notice about ALL these drivers?............................

Why? They're ALL under pressure from their ....EMPLOYERS to get the job done in a "minimum time" at a "minimum cost" in the quickest time for the minimum wage!


Yeah, but don't forget they also spend more hours on the roads, so it's easy to confuse risk and exposure. There are genuine issues on both, say, total risk per year and total risk per mile, but frequently (for example) good quality professional driving doesn't get the credit it deserves because of high annual mileage leading to higher risk exposure.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 01:05 
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Twice today seen unmarked cars in tayside pulling people over,
Things to watch for are unusually aged plates to car (ie in perth an X reg green BMW saloon 330?? two white caps had pulled a Cayenne)

AND that bloody white Mondy is BACK in action on the A90, although it probably wasn't the same police driver who tried to ensnare me a year or so ago 'tween perth and dundee......

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 18:39 
Great, they're having a crackdown on drug dealers, err not wait, it can't be, it's a crackdown on speeding!!!!, ah well, at least it looks as though there's no drug problem in Scotland anymore then, or that Glasgow has now resolved its murder rate, top hole!!


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