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That now retired traffic cop that did all that stuff that annoys the endangering problem group 😉 Member of the @TheMPHCollect & butler to 2 retired greyhounds
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Mar 28, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Take primary, cover your brakes then watch the wheels, never the driver, you'll see them moving before you realise the vehicle is, as for the driver don't think they have seen you or care they will be looking straight through you most likely, this type of offending accounts for 75% of car vs cycle #KSIs & is always the drivers fault as they pull in front of a road user who has right of way when they enter or leave a junction.
Some drivers depending on their personal awareness only "look" for other cars as that's their only "threat",motorcyclists suffer
Mar 21, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
Right mobile phone offences, it's going to get a lot of attention this week, & rightly so, cognitive distraction/fail to look properly is the largest causational factor of RTCs in the UK. But let's look at the facets of the changes no one else will look at… Firstly this isn't the first time we've been here, this blog covers what happened when the penalty was last increased, we will see more of the same, remember all that happened was we were put almost into a state of "Stasis" by the Baretto judgement, which…
Mar 20, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
I was aware of this a couple of weeks ago & have already advised the #Activecitizen involved appropriatly but I think it's only fair to address it now it's spreading farther afield, which I shall do rather impartially like this... Imagine that our #Activecitizens had held up other road users whilst filming evidence of a shoplifter making off with £20 worth of coffee, bacon & cheese from the local shop, do we think that the same outcome would have occurred... 🤔 Our #Activecitizen was actually gathering
Mar 19, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
#ASL offences, if reporting via #3rdpartyreporting your evidence will need to show clearly the light sequence & the first stop line 👍 remember that there is no specific #ASL offence it's a "red light" offence so the same rules apply, "could have & should have stopped on the amber or red light" 👍
If you find an #ASL box occupied if safe to do so place yourself in front of the offending vehicle as the junction design intended, if this involves you crossing the #ASL & commiting a technical offence you have a defence as you are ensuring your safety 👍
Feb 9, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
#Evidencebasedpolicing is all about addressing the #greatestthreatofharm, let's look at cycling offences 👍The place where evidentially we know cyclists pose a constant threat of harm is at pedestrian crossings & so the allocation of resources to enforce contraventions at such a vulnerable location is fully justified. A plain clothed spotter with stopping officers further down the road is the best way to do it 👍 As the amount of people using #ActiveTravel rises this will become an emerging trend and so will need attention. 👍 Run it in the same way we
Jan 18, 2022 17 tweets 7 min read
That Panorama programme, but where to start... 🤔
Let's go with speed cameras first, programme makes a big thing about them not working, well they haven't for 5+ years mostly since the switch from wet film to digital & average cameras, fixed site cameras are largely ineffective anyway unless placed at problem sites. Traffic officer numbers decreased dramatically from 2011/12 not 2016, if they had explored the earlier years they would have discovered a much larger decrease. Then we come to existing traffic officer numbers, most are in a ANPR intercept
Nov 28, 2021 12 tweets 5 min read
Right then, I've held off commenting on this to give myself a decent amount of time to think about what I would have spent the budget on instead of this 👇, & why if @TfL want more harmony on their roads they need to come away from asking drivers to "think" and be afraid instead First we need to see that the film addresses merely a symptom of the problem at hand, which is offending #driverbehaviour. Remove the causational factor & you remove the consequences, that is what they have failed to do. As for the reaction shown from the #vulnerableroaduser you
Feb 21, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Well you'll never guess what happens here..... What follows is a thread on why those of us who work in the #evidencebasedpolicing world know asking drivers not to do something politely and in good faith is a waste of time... This is a local country park, by parking here drivers block the access gate required by emergency services, they do it so they don't have to pay the £3 to park in the country park. So as with all such #driverbehaviour there is a personal gain to be had by endangering others....