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Warning Police Ahead
« on: 09 October 2023, 12:47:31 pm »
I see on a lot of US bike related stuff that they use a signal tapping on the top of their helmet to let other riders know there are police up ahead,  think in some states it might even be against the law.I have never seen it in this country though as there is not a recognised signal apart from maybe flashing of headlights which can mean anything from cows in the road or you have left your filler cap open on your car :lol it is useless to try and flash on a box eye anyway :rollin
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Re: Warning Police Ahead
« Reply #1 on: 09 October 2023, 01:23:34 pm »
It’s surprising how little attention is given to traffic passing in the opposite direction. I have tried using a closed and rapidly opening fist towards the top of my crash helmet, ( to represent flashing), and have been warned accordingly using the same method, but many would not understand the message being conveyed.
On my trip to France last month a group of ten pals,were returning to England on the same day, on a similar route to me. In fact we passed each other on a long straight stretch of road between Vernon and Pacy sur Eure, and despite me flashing and waving, none of them saw me. So the chance of quickly conveying the presence of cops, other than a headlight flash, which of course is illegal in this country and certainly is in Spain, will be difficult I think.
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Re: Warning Police Ahead
« Reply #2 on: 09 October 2023, 05:17:05 pm »
I have tried using a closed and rapidly opening fist towards the top of my crash helmet, ( to represent flashing), and have been warned accordingly using the same method, but many would not understand the message being conveyed.
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Re: Warning Police Ahead
« Reply #3 on: 09 October 2023, 05:41:48 pm »
I have tried using a closed and rapidly opening fist towards the top of my crash helmet, ( to represent flashing), and have been warned accordingly using the same method, but many would not understand the message being conveyed.
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I use the same method in the UK.

In France, its left hand out to the left and wave it up and down around knee height.
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Re: Warning Police Ahead
« Reply #4 on: 09 October 2023, 06:48:00 pm »
Warning other road users of a Speed Camera can be classed as Police Obstruction:

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Flashing your lights at other motorists to warn them about speed cameras could count as police obstruction.

GoSafe says that if you were caught, the court might consider the following:

    Was there any obstruction of a constable?
    Was the constable acting lawfully in the execution of their duty?
    Was the obstruction intentional?

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, you could get serve 1 month in prison for police obstruction and potentially get a level 3 fine, which is £1,000.

https://www.confused.com/car-insurance/guides/speeding-law-faqs

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Re: Warning Police Ahead
« Reply #5 on: 09 October 2023, 07:26:14 pm »
That proves speed cameras are not there for safety and you would/should win in court. By warning people, they slow down and achieve the alleged aim of the camera to slow people down.
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Re: Warning Police Ahead
« Reply #6 on: 09 October 2023, 11:01:54 pm »
That proves speed cameras are not there for safety and you would/should win in court. By warning people, they slow down and achieve the alleged aim of the camera to slow people down.
Well said  :agree
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Re: Warning Police Ahead
« Reply #7 on: 09 October 2023, 11:06:27 pm »
I have tried using a closed and rapidly opening fist towards the top of my crash helmet, ( to represent flashing), and have been warned accordingly using the same method, but many would not understand the message being conveyed.
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I use the same method in the UK.

In France, its left hand out to the left and wave it up and down around knee height.
Yes - isn't that a slow down signal - in that case I am not warning them of the police up ahead but I am just telling them to slow down.
 Something I do a lot actually if I have past a tractor or something coming the other way on some bends and I see a bike not far behind who would not know abut the almost stationary tractor around the corner.
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Re: Warning Police Ahead
« Reply #8 on: 10 October 2023, 11:30:21 am »
That proves speed cameras are not there for safety and you would/should win in court. By warning people, they slow down and achieve the alleged aim of the camera to slow people down.

Unfortunately that's very true :-(