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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 08:34 
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I have recently heard that there is a move to use three flashes of our lights to inform oncoming traffic they are approaching a mobile speed camera as two flashes can often be misconstrued as a common curtsey hello sign. This has been dubbed as THREE FLASHES SPEED SLASHES. Sounds like a good idea to me, can anyone confirm this. :camera:


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 Post subject: Re: mobile cameras
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 08:39 
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I thought 3 flashes was the Reliant Owner's Club?


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 Post subject: Re: mobile cameras
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 13:53 
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You do realise that issuing such warnings can lay you open to a charge of perverting the course of justice.

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 Post subject: Re: mobile cameras
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 14:25 
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Is it actually 'obstruction of an officer in their duties' (not that SCP staff count as an officer)

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 Post subject: Re: mobile cameras
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 17:57 
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As previously stated this can lay you open to charges and is not best advised.
The two flashes is not a 'legal' action, as it is not recognised by the Highway Code as flashing of your light smay only be used to make others aware of your presence, so if anyone were to mis-understand another meaning of the flashing of your lights, you may find yourself in some warm/hot water.
In real world terms flashing of lights does appear to happen as thank-you's and recognition, and possibly other intentions, but I am unaware of a case being brought to Court, so far ...

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 Post subject: Re: mobile cameras
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 18:26 
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Steve wrote:
Is it actually 'obstruction of an officer in their duties' (not that SCP staff count as an officer)


Beg your pardon, Steve. One can only pervert Justice where Justice is been done. :D

But how, in those circumstances, could a charge be made to stick? Surely one only has to claim that one was flashing one's light to warn the oncoming driver about a stray dog to introcduce reasonable doubt.

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 Post subject: Re: mobile cameras
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 19:24 
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Our local paper used to list the camera sites for any day of the given week. What's the difference between that and one motorist "telling" another motorist the same?

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 Post subject: Re: mobile cameras
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 20:40 
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Because the Police have supplied that information.

There was a case that held someone to account when they were 'warning drivers' so as not to commit a 'crime'. It made headlines at the time and they chap was accused and fined as I recall. He was accused and charged for obstructing the cause of Justice ?
Yet if you stop a burglar you are considered a hero.

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