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      05-15-2020, 04:34 AM   #1
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Go for a walk.

With more things being allowed in the lockdown we're all going for a nice long walk in the Surrey Hills,some of you may want to also and give the M5's a break from being cleaned and polished to an inch within their lives
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      05-15-2020, 05:57 AM   #2
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We live in rural Somerset and are surrounded by fields and woods, my life has actually improved since lock down. Very fortunate.

The top of the drive is a footpath and we can literally walk for miles from home without seeing anyone and have done most days.

The only noise we hear are lambs and birds

Been told not to go into the office until at least January 2021 so well happy with that
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We live in rural Somerset and are surrounded by fields and woods, my life has actually improved since lock down. Very fortunate.

The top of the drive is a footpath and we can literally walk for miles from home without seeing anyone and have done most days.

The only noise we hear are lambs and birds

Been told not to go into the office until at least January 2021 so well happy with that
Jan '21?? Also aren't you afraid of travellers being in such a rural area without neighbours.
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No not worried we are too far away from towns etc so it doesn't suit them
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I will be doing alot more walking, as I lost my license this morning - probably for about 2-4 months - awaiting the verdict in the post. ban is effective from the 21st May.
4000 SEK fine. 152kmh, clear stretch of road no trafik. Fracking hooters.
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I will be doing alot more walking, as I lost my license this morning - probably for about 2-4 months - awaiting the verdict in the post. ban is effective from the 21st May.
4000 SEK fine. 152kmh, clear stretch of road no trafik. Fracking hooters.
Ooops sorry to hear that, 152kmh isnt that fast really. In the UK 94mph would be a fine but not a ban
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I will be doing alot more walking, as I lost my license this morning - probably for about 2-4 months - awaiting the verdict in the post. ban is effective from the 21st May.
4000 SEK fine. 152kmh, clear stretch of road no trafik. Fracking hooters.
Sorry to hear that man..... : must be a horrible feeling knowing you can't get behind the wheel for a couple of months! Hope the time passes quickly for you and it gives you time for some DIY work maybe.....
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I will be doing alot more walking, as I lost my license this morning - probably for about 2-4 months - awaiting the verdict in the post. ban is effective from the 21st May.
4000 SEK fine. 152kmh, clear stretch of road no trafik. Fracking hooters.
That's a buummer something that all of us fear, plod hiding somewhere on empty stretch of road.Hope it's the lowest time ban
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Yes sorry to hear that.

I got caught ‘speeding’ in the UK seconds after pulling away from a set of traffic lights. It was a 30 zone and with the usual stab of the throttle, before I was paying attention I was doing ‘38’ or something like that. The camera car was about half a mile away and crudely hidden behind bushes to cover the obligatory shiny chevrons.

It was a ‘fair cop’ but for a long time I fell out of love with the car, realising that it goes from speed limit to lose licence so fast it spoils the fun a bit. My insurance is really cheap but it will jump to nightmare cost with any significant points.
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Ooops sorry to hear that, 152kmh isnt that fast really. In the UK 94mph would be a fine but not a ban
Thanks man.
Yep - times like this I hate Swedens motoring laws, but hey theres nowhere to go nowadays apart from work.
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Sorry to hear that man..... : must be a horrible feeling knowing you can't get behind the wheel for a couple of months! Hope the time passes quickly for you and it gives you time for some DIY work maybe.....
Thanks!
It is a little sad but I keep convincing myself its a screwed up year with no fun events, having said that I have my Racing License Course in the end of August - so I hope I get it back by then (if I need it).
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That's a buummer something that all of us fear, plod hiding somewhere on empty stretch of road.Hope it's the lowest time ban
Thanks!
You know I didnt even see the white unmarked van, and usually I am really good at spotting them - not this time.
I think they are making a point over here that just because theres less trafik on the roads doesnt mean you can speed, they were very active last week.
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Yes sorry to hear that.

I got caught ‘speeding’ in the UK seconds after pulling away from a set of traffic lights. It was a 30 zone and with the usual stab of the throttle, before I was paying attention I was doing ‘38’ or something like that. The camera car was about half a mile away and crudely hidden behind bushes to cover the obligatory shiny chevrons.

It was a ‘fair cop’ but for a long time I fell out of love with the car, realising that it goes from speed limit to lose licence so fast it spoils the fun a bit. My insurance is really cheap but it will jump to nightmare cost with any significant points.
Thanks Ian.
Its a bitter pill, but I am glad we dont have the points system over here...although the more relaxed laws on highway speeds wouldnt go amiss in Sweden.
I got 48hrs before the ban so my time runs out tomorrow morning 0851.
So I drove in today at what seemed like snail pace - and will ready the car for a stint out of trafick.
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