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No I'm not trying to escape a speeding ticket, I normally give them out !!
My understanding is that it is the system of street lighting that is the criteria, not whether the system is defective or in operation or switched on or off. It would be ridiculous for people to be able to speed in the dark with impunity
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX my understanding too, but the law was written before austerity and the legislators would never have foreseen street lights being switched of, or some peoples interpretation of what it means
I acceptthat but even assuming it was meant for the streetlights to be switched on(bearing in mind that the legislation does not mention the light beingilluminated) how many would need to be switched off before the speed limit nolonger applied.
All ofthem, every other one, one in the street, one in the whole road, one in thetown?
There couldend up, the situation, where an errant speeder scours the whole time looking fora light that was switched off.
On theother side of the coin if it was meant that the lights were to be illuminated,suppose one of them on the other side of town was indeed illuminated.
This is indanger of becoming a legal debate!
Yes it already is, and I have already pointed out that sec 82 makes no reference to the light being lit, or we would have them lit during the day. Some others have a bee in their bonnet over this and are over complicating it but as you agree with me I like your answer, which just proves I'm fickle, or correct or both
If ever you see me, old Blue Merc Estate, speeding...please just wave.
They cannot interpret the law as they like or add things in. It has to be interpreted as written. No doubt Nick Freeman will try it on one day.