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Big Brother Too Far
« on: April 15, 2021, 07:36:54 PM »
Just received my latest BMF email and this proposal by Northumbria's PCC is a scary proposal.
As said, don't effectively treat the majority of us a 'tagged criminals'. :172:
My only comment is 2 words ... the 1st begins with 'F' and the 2nd is 'Off'. :232:

https://www.bmf.co.uk/news/show/pcc-calls-for-motorcycle-tracker-devices
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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 07:46:35 PM »
It's ok to pass your driving test and jump in a Ferrari though.

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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 08:07:00 PM »
On Twitter she has commented that its only to track unroadworthy bikes being used off road etc, so exactly the bikes that the hooligans will have stripped the tracker from anyway  plus how would the old bill know which tracker needed activation if the bike is not showing a number plate and is hot footing it across a football pitch at 50mph - sounds like it was an idea dreamt up in a moment of boredom and after a bottle of gin.

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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 09:45:09 PM »
FFS


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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 11:33:55 PM »
....this proposal by Northumbria's PCC is a scary proposal.

Isn't she up for re-election for the PCC on the 6th May ? Could be why she's making news ?

Maybe time to vote her out if you're in that area  :169:

https://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/about/about-the-pcc-election/

Just vote for anyone but her !  :001:

https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/area/northumbria
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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 05:13:12 AM »
Here in the US some insurance companies are offering discounts if one allows a tracker to be fitted to their cars. I was offered that option but politely declined.

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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 02:35:48 PM »
She's now back tracked after the outcry:

These proposals caused concern to some law-abiding bikers, and wed like to make clear that we are now working with motorcycle groups to look at more acceptable proposals.

Funny how a threat to their votes makes them wake up !  :001:
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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2021, 03:14:02 PM »
The classic, Engaged mouth before brain!..., whod have thought that someone in politics could have made that mistake............, mmmm!
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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 03:15:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
It's ok to pass your driving test and jump in a Ferrari though.

or drive with that Ferrari on a road which is banned for motorcycles, see Austria/Tyrol
let's face it: we are outlaws and we must be hunted down
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Re: Big Brother Too Far
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2021, 06:54:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Here in the US some insurance companies are offering discounts if one allows a tracker to be fitted to their cars. I was offered that option but politely declined.

Chico

If you fully read the article you will see a link in it to another article which explains how bike thieves are now actually using tracker devices to actual help them steal bikes. :172:
Fortunately I think the demand for 5.5yr old Tiger XRts has fizzled out. :164:
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