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Tim Hall:
Years ago I bought a kiddy trailer from him for a friend. Does this make me famous?  (porobably not).

I was on a Friday's ride between Christmas and New Year, which included a lap of The Regent's Park.

"Is Gandalf Corner?" asked one rider. Why yes, yes it was. No Mikey though. 

Ham:
Agree with him or not (and I confess I don't) he always comports himself in an exemplary manner.

andyoxon:

--- Quote from: ian on 05 January, 2022, 08:34:30 pm ---Perhaps if the police did their jobs, then it wouldn't be left to 'vigilantes.' (I don't really agree with his approach, but then I'm not sure why we should hold drivers to such a low standard, and I didn't realise his father had been killed by a drunk driver.)

For reasons, we drove the merry highways of Surrey and Kent every day over the holidays. Saw no shortage of atrocious driving. In seven days over the Christmas period we saw precisely zero police officers. I think we've given up on road policing beyond the occasional speed camera.

--- End quote ---

As we know Mikey is not a vigilante, since he doesn't 'take the law into his own hands', and is actually 'supported'/acknowledged by the police.  Drivers illegally on phones annoy me intensely, so I say all power to him.
About three years ago we had a car tyre puncture on a midlands dual carriageway at night.  The police officer (in BMW) that stopped to help, said he was the only highways patrol car for the county that night - whereas they used to have multiple double teamed vehicles.
Police forces are all over twitter, probably for PR purposes - highlighting the latest unlicenced driver, with positive drug test, no VED, nor valid insurance... Makes one wonder if the detection rate is so low due to staff cuts, that most of it is actually reported on shoshul meeja.

Jaded:

--- Quote from: Jurek on 05 January, 2022, 09:10:04 pm ---Mike is a good personal friend. Straying from the standard is the least of my worries.

--- End quote ---

Please give him my best wishes. J

Jaded:

--- Quote from: ian on 05 January, 2022, 08:34:30 pm ---Perhaps if the police did their jobs, then it wouldn't be left to 'vigilantes.' (I don't really agree with his approach, but then I'm not sure why we should hold drivers to such a low standard, and I didn't realise his father had been killed by a drunk driver.)

For reasons, we drove the merry highways of Surrey and Kent every day over the holidays. Saw no shortage of atrocious driving. In seven days over the Christmas period we saw precisely zero police officers. I think we've given up on road policing beyond the occasional speed camera.

--- End quote ---

Atrocious driving is the norm.

Police now, apparently, can't do grim drivers because they have to unglue people from roads*.

* before anyone gets excited:

1) glueing yourself to a road is perfectly acceptable, in my view
2) should be more police**

** No, they shouldn't be private forces

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