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What’s The Cake Fine For Your Police Buggy Being Swept Out To Sea? Asking For A Mate…

It was only a week-or-two ago that we shared a story about a Lincolnshire police buggy that got stuck in the sand. 

But, for some reason, ‘fate’ seems to have taken a disliking to the buggy in question because now it has been claimed by the sea! 

Today, the DailyMail shared a story about how the Lincolnshire Police ‘all-terrain vehicle’ ended up being swept out into the north sea after it was marooned on the beach. 

Apparently, officers had been using the buggy to patrol the beaches of the Lincolnshire Coast over the Bank Holiday weekend. 

But after the buggy-crew left their vehicle to go and speak to some members of the public, one of them had overlooked the tide times as the north sea slowly laid claim to its treasure. 

Initially, the officers had come back to find that the buggy was stuck in the sand. But the north sea could not wait for them to recover it, so she took the buggy for herself. 

Inspector Matt Bennison said: 

‘Yesterday afternoon one of our off-road vehicles became stuck in the sand at Ingoldmells beach.

‘The vehicle had been patrolling our beaches following a large number of reports that people had travelled from outside of the county for a walk on the beach.

‘Unfortunately, the vehicle couldn’t be recovered, it was taken into the sea by the tide, and we are now working to recover the vehicle.’

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Audi Driver Buys ‘COVID19’ License Plate

At a time when most people are trying to avoid the virus, one motorist seems to want to take it everywhere he/she goes.

The image below was shared in our ‘Strange Things Spotted On Social Media‘ Facebook group and has caused quite a stir.

My eyes are a little flaky at the moment, but I think that this is a Polish vehicle. Someone (i.e. the owner of this car) clearly hasn’t lost their sense of humour during the recent months.

The driver of this Audi must be quite brave though, as I am sure loads of people would love to unleash their frustration on anything that carries the name of ‘COVID19’…

Idiot Displays ‘F**K The NHS’ Sign In Window Of Car

Out of millions of NHS supporters, there will always be a tiny minority of morons who, for reasons known only to their two brain cells, will have the exact opposite sentiment of the decent-minded majority.

And one of these 0.1% ‘ers has surfaced in Mold, North Wales. 

The belligerent motorist in question decided to put a sign up on the window of his/her car that said: 

‘F__k the N.H.S they get paid to save OUR lives we don’t get paid to save there (sic) lives’. 

The picture was uploaded to social media by someone who was, quite rightly, just as offended by the ridiculous message as we were. 

The sign was spotted in the window of a car

In a post published on their social media page, the spotter said:

“Not often things annoy me, but this got me angry. 

“Firstly, you used the wrong “there” it should be “their lives”. 

“Secondly, I’m pretty sure one day in your life mate you’ll end up in hospital […] Maybe then you can witness the fantastic hard work of all staff in the NHS, those on the front line, and all they do to save lives each day and realise, they really don’t get paid enough for what they do, nor enough credit”.

I know that quite a few of our readers will be thinking ‘don’t give the troll the attention it craves’. 

But we don’t know who the author of the note is, so he/she won’t be getting any attention. Yet. 

Or, at least, they won’t be getting the attention they are so desperately looking for. 

But we hope that he/she might get some attention from law enforcement personnel who might want to ‘have a word’ with this buffoon about the fact that his sign is an apparent infringement of the Public Order Act.

Once he/she is identified, then you have our word that we will not share its name, thus helping to deny it the attention it craves. 

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WATCH: Motorists Are Fitting Facemasks To Their Vehicles

We are fairly used to seeing people walking around with facemasks on now, but I am reasonably confident that you probably would not have seen a car with a ‘facemask’. 

Until now…

A short video clip has emerged on the video-sharing platform ‘TikTok’ of a driver behind the wheel of a car that has a huge ‘facemask’ covering its front-end.

The driver is also wearing the obligatory facemask to try and protect himself from the virus that has now reached pretty much every part of the world. 

The lady filming the encounter was just as chuffed as we were to see the car with its massive ‘facemask’, judging by her cries of laughter. 

With the lockdown showing no immediate signs of being lifted, then it would seem that people are coming up with more and more strange ways of passing the time. 

I no doubt that these ‘facemasks’ (for vehicles) will start appearing on eBay soon and that fellow motorists will start to buy them because they genuinely think that they should; just because they have seen a video of one on social media.  

Motorist Spotted With 'Facemask' On The Front Of His Car

Just when you thought that you had seen 'it all'

Posted by Daily Dits on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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WATCH: ‘Idiot’ Drives At 150 MPH During Lockdown As Passenger Films

When driving to the shops, you have probably already noticed that there is a lot less traffic on the roads as people carry on only making essential journey’s to help save lives. 

For most people, this lack of traffic means that you can get from A-to-B without having to worry about being stuck in traffic. 

But for some people, this lack of traffic on the roads means driving from A-to-B as fast as possible; like the video below clearly shows. 

It was uploaded to social media by someone who had the video sent to them by a friend. 

They were that disgusted by what they saw that they uploaded the video publically to shame those responsible. 

In the post, the uploader of the video said:

‘I’m not really one for posting – but after getting sent this. I think it’s only fair I share with everyone what I was sent.

‘Firstly – I would like to mention there is nothing “essential” driving to wick from Tain when we are on lockdown!

‘Secondly – Driving at speeds between 130mph- 150mph is absolutely appalling it’s people like her that cause accidents and take life’s of innocent people!

‘Please feel free to share.’

Earlier on today and elsewhere in the country, a top police officer based with the Metropolitan Police Service took to Twitter to ask people to slow down when driving around London since more and more people have been caught not just speeding but speeding at 2 or 3 times over the posted speed limit. 

Perhaps if more people knew that if they were to have an accident, then its unlikely that an ambulance would get to them anytime soon, then they would be less likely to drive like complete buffoons. 

I would hate to imagine the carnage caused to other motorists had this fool of lost control of her car. 

Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

Idiot Drives At 150 MPH During Lockdown

Our team spotted this video being shared on social media. You have got to be made to drive at this sort of speed on the UK’s roads! 150 MPH!!!

Posted by Daily Dits on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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MOT Due Dates For Cars, Motorcycles And Light Vans To Be Extended By Six Months

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has advised that, as from 30th March, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by six months. 

A spokesperson for the department said that this was being done to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

As per the advice being given by the DVSA, you won’t need to do anything to extend your vehicle’s MOT expiry date if it’s on or after 30th March 2020. 

As an example, if your vehicle’s MOT was due to expire on 3rd April 2020, then your MOT expiry date will automatically be extended to 3rd October 2020, so you will need to get your MOT by this date. 

The spokesperson added that you ‘must keep your vehicle safe to drive’. 

For more information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020

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Motorist Tries To Warn Off Traffic Wardens With Coronavirus Sign

A motorist has tried to ward off traffic wardens after posting a sign on their windscreen that says: “Coronavirus on wipers. Your move traffic warden”. 

In the battle between some motorists and traffic wardens – who love nothing more than to slap a £60 parking fine on your windscreen – then it appears that front line is taking a new form. 

We are used to seeing videos and pictures of arguments breaking out between motorists and traffic wardens, but warning off a traffic warden before they have had a chance to stick a penalty notice on your car is something new. 

We aren’t sure where the picture was taken or when. 

But something tells me that a traffic warden is still going to hit you with a £60 fine should you happen to find yourself in a situation where you are physically unable to return to your car before your parking ticket expires. 

Although, having said that, would you take the risk? 

If I were a traffic warden, then I would just walk on by. But then that is one of the many reasons why I would not make a good traffic warden; I would be letting everyone off. 

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The Spare Wheel Cover Every Motorist Should Have

If you own a Jeep, then you have probably got a spare wheel strapped to the back of your vehicle that also makes for a handy perch for any birds which want to empty their bowels onto your car. 

And this is probably why, if you have got a wheel clamped to the back of your car, then you have probably got a fancy wheel cover too. 

I have seen these wheel covers with peoples names on them and with phrases such as ‘powered by fairy dust’ – whatever that is supposed to mean. 

But one jeep owner has found a half-decent tyre cover that is worthy of the prime position on the back of your mini 4×4. 

It simply says:

“no problem” and “problem” – depending on which way up the vehicle is. 

In this example, the vehicle has found itself in a position where it is on its roof, and thus the “problem” can be seen (i.e. the jeep is on its roof) 

At least it will indicate to people that, should your vehicle find itself upside down, then there is indeed a “problem”. 

I say this because we have all seen the videos on social media of people who just carry on driving despite there having only just been an accident in front of them. 

Maybe the word “problem” will encourage them to stop and help. But I doubt it. 

Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

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WATCH: Motorcyclists Show Their Softer Side In Heartwarming Video

Motorcyclists often get a reputation for being ‘hardasses’ mainly because ‘we’ are. 

I say ‘we’ because I have been a keen motorcyclist for several years and I have witnessed first hand how my fellow road users try to avoid contact with me at all costs. 

This is especially so when you are stuck in traffic lights and decide to spend the time looking around you. 

If you happen to catch another motorist gaze, then they immediately look away as if you are going to put your lid through their windscreen just for looking at you. 

To be fair, motorcyclists are like an informal brother/sisterhood, and we will always look out for our fellow bikers if ever they find themselves in a bit of a situation such as an RTC etc.

But, judging by the video below, then it would seem that this courtesy has now been extended to ducks and ducklings. 

In the video, we can see three motorcyclists as they help a duck and her little ducklings cross a country road. 

I take my lid off to them for doing this, because standing where there were could have ended up with a car ploughing into them! 

Especially as the motorcyclists furthest away from the person filming appears to be stood on the exit of a blind bend! 

The video was uploaded to Twitter just under a month ago and has already notched up 320k views. 

But what do you think; should they of stopped to help the duck and her little ducklings? I am going to stick my lid out there and say ‘yes’. 

Even motorcyclists have a soft side…

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Angry Mum Takes To Social Media To Complain About Parked Police Van

An angry mum has vented her frustration on social media after she came up against a police van that was parked on the pavement. 

The image along with the caption: “1st class parking had to go round onto round [sic] with a pram at 3.15 pm which is a busy time on this road” was shared in the ‘spotted Cumbria’ Facebook page.

The post attracted a wide range of comments from members of the group including: “Because responsible adults can’t cross roads safely with prams these days” and “How dare they respond to a job to park outside the property just because some insensitive person requires an emergency response”.

Police vans will often park as close as they can to an address to gain quick access to a property. 

For example, they might have to transport a violent prisoner, so need their van to be close to a property so that members of the public do not get hurt. 

And while this can mean causing a bit of inconvenience for other pedestrians and road users, most emergency services personnel will try and park with as little trouble to other road users as possible. 

But sometimes these sort of inconveniences just cannot be avoided as is probably the case here. 

It is fair to say that this mum probably did not take part in the ‘Hit The Heroes’ phenomenon whereby members of the public (and some restaurants) leave food on unattended emergency vehicles…

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