Wetherspoons on Motorway Services

I see that the media and the medical gestapo are getting their knikers in a twist about our good friend Mr Martin opening an outlet on the M40.
Has it not occurred to them that.
1. Many people at motorway service stations have not in fact driven there, they are passengers in someone else's vehicle?
2 That 'spoons sell an awful lot of food at reasonable prices in an environment that's probably better than the average Motorway Service Outlet?
3 The legal limit for driving is NOT 0 and that it is legal to drive after consuming a smallish amount of alcohol whether they like it or not!
(There that should spark sum discussion!)
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Paul Rigg
In article , Paul Rigg writes
I see the inmates of our local mental hospital BRAKE, are quick to jump on the bandwagon.
Mike
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Michael Swift
I remember Brake being on Look North Celebrating the installation of a speed camera in the middle of Cleckheaton.
Apparently someone had been run over there and the speed camera was "essential" to prevent it happening again.
It later was revealed that the incident involved an uninsured unlicenced driver doing 70mph. It didn't seem to occur to them that a speed camera would present little of a deterrent to such drivers.
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Paul Rigg
In article , Paul Rigg writes
Indeed, same thing with speed bumps and the idiotic 20 mph limits, OK they have a use in heavily built up residential areas but we now have a 20 zone on the main road through Almondbury, and the trip from Huddersfield to Wakefield is a nightmare with constantly changing speed limits and the job lot of cameras every few hundred yards.
Mike
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Michael Swift

In article , Paul Rigg writes
Indeed, same thing with speed bumps and the idiotic 20 mph limits, OK they have a use in heavily built up residential areas but we now have a 20 zone on the main road through Almondbury, and the trip from Huddersfield to Wakefield is a nightmare with constantly changing speed limits and the job lot of cameras every few hundred yards.
Mike
20 Zone through Hebden Bridge as well and Calderdale Council threatening to extend to all "Residential" Roads.
If that includes the whole of the A646 between Todmorden and KIng Cross it will just be one long traffic jam.
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Paul Rigg

Interesting comments from various quarters, but I believe it's not actually compulsory for drivers to drink these days and leave the inebriation bit to the passengers. Apparently that's what the other seats in the car are for.
That's the problem with the inexperienced people that join the anti-alcohol groups you see, they do it wrong and have accidents.
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spampling
In article , Paul Rigg writes
Also, that this particular service area is accessible from a road other than a motorway, like junction 13 of the M4 at Chieveley, which is why the application was granted.
Roy.
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Roy Bailey
I was in a garage the other day - sorry, a "petrol station" - and they were selling all types of alcohol; beers wines & spirits!
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Offramp
Probably a tad more expensively than other places. But other than that "shock report: people are actually smart enough to buy booze at the same time as petrol and not drink the former before they get home".
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Murff

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