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Old January 3rd 15, 09:42 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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"Tim Streater" wrote in message
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In article , Tim Watts
wrote:

On 03/01/15 18:59, polygonum wrote:
On 03/01/2015 18:32, Charles Ellson wrote:
The significance would be in the quantity. Some will always mess it up
but if a large section of the (more likely in a local election ?)
electorate spoil their ballots then there is an implicit widespread
dissatisfaction with the choice offered.

Can't remember the figures, but weren't there significant numbers of
spoiled ballot papers in the police commissioner elections? Assumed to
express dissatisfaction in a way that failing to vote would not.


The Sussex PCC seems to be intent on keeping her fizzog in the media as
much as possible prattling on about number plates for bicycles whilst
stealthily removing actual police officers from the streets (or at least
not combating the decline).


Bicycles should have number plates, as well as a bell, lights, and 3rd
party insurance.


Same with humans, dogs, cats, horses and children.

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Old January 3rd 15, 09:43 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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On 03/01/2015 22:35, Tim Streater wrote:
Bicycles should have number plates, as well as a bell, lights, and 3rd
party insurance.


Don't you think that cyclists should have the third party insurance
rather than the bicycles?

--
Rod
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Old January 3rd 15, 09:44 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 22:35:42 +0000, Tim Streater
wrote:

In article , Tim Watts
wrote:

On 03/01/15 18:59, polygonum wrote:
On 03/01/2015 18:32, Charles Ellson wrote:
The significance would be in the quantity. Some will always mess it up
but if a large section of the (more likely in a local election ?)
electorate spoil their ballots then there is an implicit widespread
dissatisfaction with the choice offered.

Can't remember the figures, but weren't there significant numbers of
spoiled ballot papers in the police commissioner elections? Assumed to
express dissatisfaction in a way that failing to vote would not.


The Sussex PCC seems to be intent on keeping her fizzog in the media as
much as possible prattling on about number plates for bicycles whilst
stealthily removing actual police officers from the streets (or at least
not combating the decline).


Bicycles should have number plates,

They already carry a "mark" in the form of a frame number. The
practical difficulties of number plates (at least in the manner that
they are fitted to motorbikes) have been discussed before.

as well as a bell,

Generally less effective than relying on the rider's voicebox.

lights,

Already invented but in many places not used when required.

and 3rd party insurance.

Maybe the same problem as road tax (discussions re proper title can go
in their own thread) with the administrative costs being significant
WRT the benefits but in many cases now included with house insurance
or variations thereof.
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Old January 3rd 15, 09:55 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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"Charles Ellson" wrote in message
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On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 22:35:42 +0000, Tim Streater
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Bicycles should have number plates,


They already carry a "mark" in the form of a frame number.


But frame numbers don't show up on CCTV when the cyclist goes through a red
light.
--
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  #25  
Old January 3rd 15, 10:03 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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On Sat, 3 Jan 2015 22:55:28 -0000, "GordonD"
wrote:

"Charles Ellson" wrote in message
.. .

On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 22:35:42 +0000, Tim Streater
wrote:

Bicycles should have number plates,


They already carry a "mark" in the form of a frame number.


But frame numbers don't show up on CCTV when the cyclist goes through a red
light.

Neither would either a number plate fitted so as not to be a potential
danger or, if fitted in the only practical position below the saddle,
highly likely to be concealed by the rider's clothing. That assumes
that the TLC would be activated by a pedal cycle anyway.
  #26  
Old January 3rd 15, 10:12 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 23:02:48 +0000, Tim Streater
wrote:

In article , Charles Ellson
wrote:

On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 22:35:42 +0000, Tim Streater
wrote:

In article , Tim Watts
wrote:

On 03/01/15 18:59, polygonum wrote:
On 03/01/2015 18:32, Charles Ellson wrote:
The significance would be in the quantity. Some will always mess it up
but if a large section of the (more likely in a local election ?)
electorate spoil their ballots then there is an implicit widespread
dissatisfaction with the choice offered.

Can't remember the figures, but weren't there significant numbers of
spoiled ballot papers in the police commissioner elections? Assumed to
express dissatisfaction in a way that failing to vote would not.

The Sussex PCC seems to be intent on keeping her fizzog in the media as
much as possible prattling on about number plates for bicycles whilst
stealthily removing actual police officers from the streets (or at least
not combating the decline).

Bicycles should have number plates,

They already carry a "mark" in the form of a frame number. The
practical difficulties of number plates (at least in the manner that
they are fitted to motorbikes) have been discussed before.


The Swiss manage it.

They might do but the examples that I can find seem to be no more
readable on a moving vehicle than a tax disc used to be.

as well as a bell,

Generally less effective than relying on the rider's voicebox.


Don't be silly. Of course it's not.

Bells will often be drowned out by traffic noise anyway and the
rider's reaction time also comes into it as well as ringing the bell
becoming one more physical task to be performed in a very small time
window.

lights,

Already invented but in many places not used when required.


So?

So why suggest it in the manner of something novel.

and 3rd party insurance.

Maybe the same problem as road tax (discussions re proper title can go
in their own thread) with the administrative costs being significant
WRT the benefits but in many cases now included with house insurance
or variations thereof.


What about anyone who doesn't own a house?

They can still get the insurance if they need it or want it.
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Old January 3rd 15, 10:13 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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On 03/01/15 22:35, Tim Streater wrote:

Bicycles should have number plates, as well as a bell, lights, and 3rd
party insurance.


And the 5 year old rider should have a riding license?

And what problem is all this solving?
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Old January 3rd 15, 10:27 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 23:13:24 +0000, Tim Watts
wrote:

On 03/01/15 22:35, Tim Streater wrote:

Bicycles should have number plates, as well as a bell, lights, and 3rd
party insurance.


And the 5 year old rider should have a riding license?

No but maybe adult riders should be required to carry at least a very
basic version of a driving licence which would do away with one of the
reasons that some police forces (yes, I mean your lot Mr Hogan-Howe)
can't be bothered to deal with errant cyclists.

And what problem is all this solving?

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Old January 3rd 15, 10:31 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.media.tv.misc,uk.d-i-y,rec.autos.sport.f1
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On 03/01/15 23:27, Charles Ellson wrote:
On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 23:13:24 +0000, Tim Watts
wrote:

On 03/01/15 22:35, Tim Streater wrote:

Bicycles should have number plates, as well as a bell, lights, and 3rd
party insurance.


And the 5 year old rider should have a riding license?

No but maybe adult riders should be required to carry at least a very
basic version of a driving licence which would do away with one of the
reasons that some police forces (yes, I mean your lot Mr Hogan-Howe)
can't be bothered to deal with errant cyclists.

And what problem is all this solving?


And again I ask - what problem is all this bureaucracy solving?

Round my way it's a sore point. Katy Bourne prattling on about number
plates for bikes whilst arseholes throwing rocks through cars windows
and shops goes undetected.
 




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