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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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And I thought we had it bad here in the States

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UK Speed Camera Tickets Non-Speeding Protestor
Annoyed by defiant gesture, speed camera issues ticket to non-speeding driver.

A UK court on Monday severely penalized a motorist for the crime of showing disrespect to a mobile speed camera van. The device had photographed Sean Toehill, 21, driving 22 MPH in a 40 MPH zone but police became enraged when they noticed he had given the camera a "V-sign." Officers were dispatched to his home two days later to present charges which the Cupar Sheriff Court in Fife, Scotland upheld on Monday. The court suspended Toehill's right to drive for a year and imposed a 90 (US $160) fine.

"I can't believe that speed cameras can be used in this way," Toehill, a North Sea oil worker, told the London Telegraph. "I thought they were to catch speeding drivers."

Toehill plans to appeal the ruling.

Source: V-sign driver is banned (London Telegraph (UK), 1/11/2006)

WTF is going on out there?!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 07:15 AM
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Gave a "V" sign?

WTF!?!?

And is it just me or does the guy in the picture look 71.....not 21?

How fuckin weird. I just woke up to so I could be making a tool of myself.
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That picture is Winston Churchill...however the "V" sign they're referring to is one with the hand reversed so that the back of your hand os facing away. The message is similar to giving someone the bird.
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Gave a "V" sign?

WTF!?!?

And is it just me or does the guy in the picture look 71.....not 21?

How fuckin weird. I just woke up to so I could be making a tool of myself.


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http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/08/891.asp

UK Speed Camera Tickets Non-Speeding Protestor
Annoyed by defiant gesture, speed camera issues ticket to non-speeding driver.

A UK court on Monday severely penalized a motorist for the crime of showing disrespect to a mobile speed camera van. The device had photographed Sean Toehill, 21, driving 22 MPH in a 40 MPH zone but police became enraged when they noticed he had given the camera a "V-sign." Officers were dispatched to his home two days later to present charges which the Cupar Sheriff Court in Fife, Scotland upheld on Monday. The court suspended Toehill's right to drive for a year and imposed a 90 (US $160) fine.

"I can't believe that speed cameras can be used in this way," Toehill, a North Sea oil worker, told the London Telegraph. "I thought they were to catch speeding drivers."

Toehill plans to appeal the ruling.

Source: V-sign driver is banned (London Telegraph (UK), 1/11/2006)

WTF is going on out there?!
If that's true, that's totally fucked up.

The fucking judge that eventually made that decision should be shot
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given a ticket for a obscene gesture can happen here too..


Had a friend get busted for flipping drivers off one day.. its stupid



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Wtf?????
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given a ticket for a obscene gesture can happen here too..


Had a friend get busted for flipping drivers off one day.. its stupid
:offsett Opps... Was that me.....
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