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Ho Ho Ho. They Called His Bluff And Took The Car

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Canary42 | 22:01 Mon 27th Nov 2023 | Cars
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I'm reminded of when I was working on a traffic survey on one of the main roads running into Ipswich.  It was of the type where the police direct traffic to the side of the road, ready for our interview team to ask them lots of very silly questions.

We were getting the site ready at about 6.30am, ready for a 7.00am start.  However there was a car parked on the road, effectively blocking the space that we wanted to use. 

One of the police officers radioed in to find out who the registered keeper was and then banged on her door to get her to move it.

The woman was not best pleased at being woken at that time and made it perfectly clear that she had absolutely no intention of moving her car. 

It was then that the policeman said that if the car wasn't moved to a space off the public highway within the next ten minutes, he might just happen to notice the FOUR bald tyres on it, which would cost her £4000 and 12 points on her licence.

Result: One VERY grumpy woman had to drive her car up the road to a piece of private land and then walk back home, still in her nightclothes, much to the amusement of everyone on our team 😊

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I got caught in one of those surveys once when just out for a spin (the reason for which I certainly don't remember) and when I gave the same place for "from" and "to" the guy just couldn't handle it 😀   😀   😀   😀   😀   😀   😀   


On another occasion in Oxfordshire I gave "Wootton Bassett to Sheringham", neither of which had the guy heard of and didn't have a clue where they were. 

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