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    a good outcome surely ? , told off , no fine .

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    Good common sense policing in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Matson View Post
    He was made to switch over and allowed to carry on.

    What do you think.
    A sad reflection of modern light touch policing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Other PaulG View Post

    I cycled to Paris 2 weekends ago. The French plod pulled about 30 bikes out of the group of 150 and walked between us, asking if we had any knives in our saddlebags.

    Just bizarre.
    Very, very odd... What on earth were those Gendarmes thinking..?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka View Post
    If legislation requires headlamp(s) to be lit, but they're not, who is the arse?

    The person not illuminating said headlamp(s), or the person pointing the fact out (and not prosecuting the person for failing to obey traffic law) ?
    Surely a decent hi viz top would sort it out.....................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    A sad reflection of modern light touch policing.
    "Light touch..." Ho ho ho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Other PaulG View Post
    I cycled to Paris 2 weekends ago. The French plod pulled about 30 bikes out of the group of 150 and walked between us, asking if we had any knives in our saddlebags.

    Have you seen a saddle bag on a racing bike, it's about big enough for a tangarine???

    And if you were looking for people trying to conceal anything.... well it's pretty hard to conceal much under lycra cycling kit (yes, madam).

    Meanwhile the chap in the dark trenchcoat with the fedora and violin case strolled onto the ferry.....

    Just bizarre.
    At the risk of sounding dense, are you sure it was French plod? When we travelled on the ferry last summer, we were pulled by the ferry company security staff (in their own uniform) and asked if we had any knives. We were then asked to choose one of our three luggage boxes for them to scan. Bizarre that we were asked to choose which one rather then them choosing. It would take a particularly dense knife attacker to select the pannier with the zombie knives in...

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    How,s that going to work when one goes motorcycle camping trips
    My top box is the kitchen and has 2 knifes ?
    Normal ,in an odd sort of way

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman View Post
    How,s that going to work when one goes motorcycle camping trips
    My top box is the kitchen and has 2 knifes ?
    What no Dickie Dirk?
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