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Old 12-19-2006, 08:46 AM
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I see the latest hair brained scheme to come out of a government think tank is that we should now jail drivers who run red lights and "undertake" on the left. Aren't the prisons full enough already? Does going through a red light or overtaking on the left instead of the right really warrant a prison sentence when muggers and drug pushers are allowed to go free?

Just another way of getting to the British motorist
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:12 PM
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No it doesn't warrant a prison sentence but it's damn dangerous and I've seen many accidents caused by both jumping a red light and undertaking.

Living in London we have more restrictions than the rest of the country. Our Mayor doesn't drive and doesn't think anyone should. One of the reasons I'm getting out soon.

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I know it is dangerous, the only problem with British Traffic Cops now is that they are all called Gatzo. They're only interested in nicking you for speeding and there isn't enough of them to pull up bad drivers and give them a telling off as used to be the case in the past. Also if people drove in the left hanf lane on a motorway, you wouldn't have to undertake.

Regarding driving in London. As a person who travels down there regularly with my job, It's a differant culture to up north.
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