What not to do if the traffic lights aren't working

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Mo Childs, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Mo Childs

    Mo Childs Guest

    First thing I'd suggest is don't close your eyes and risk it. On my way home
    tonight the lights round Streatham were all shagged from Tooting Bec Common
    right through to Streatham Common [1] The Micra (and what it collided with)
    that had pulled out of the tee junction at Valley Road & Streatham Common
    North seemed to have thought that "no lights" = "Green Lights" silly fucker.

    [1] Why would that be? Don't think it was a power cut
     
    Mo Childs, Jan 7, 2005
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  2. Mo Childs

    Stonge Guest

    For the pedantic amongst us, traffic lights are painted with Stop lines. So
    if the lights aren't working, you are to supposed stop [1] and make sure it
    is clear before proceeding, failing to do so and then being in an incident
    you'll get your wrists well slapped.

    [1] As in all wheels to cease moving.
     
    Stonge, Jan 7, 2005
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  3. No, actually. I think you'll find traffic lights are painted black and
    it's the road that has stop lines.
     
    Whinging Courier, Jan 7, 2005
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  4. Mo Childs

    Stonge Guest

    How much use would a traffic light be if it was painted black? Surely you
    mean the traffic light pole?
     
    Stonge, Jan 7, 2005
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  5. The modern poles are grey and the lamp housings are black.
     
    Harry Bloomfield, Jan 7, 2005
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  6. Touche.
     
    Whinging Courier, Jan 7, 2005
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    mups Guest

    Whinging Courier says...
    ITYM touché
     
    mups, Jan 7, 2005
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  8. Yeah but I don't know how to get accents on letters on this thing. It
    isn't my fault, this newsreader's as old as the hills.
     
    Whinging Courier, Jan 7, 2005
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  9. Mo Childs

    petrolcan Guest

    the cont known as Whinging Courier says...
    ctrl + alt + e = é

    HTH
     
    petrolcan, Jan 7, 2005
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  10. é

    Well I never!

    Cheers!
     
    Whinging Courier, Jan 7, 2005
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  11. Mo Childs

    mups Guest

    Whinging Courier says...
    No good asking me, I just cut and pasted it from a website :)
     
    mups, Jan 7, 2005
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  12. I would've done exactly the same thing.
     
    Whinging Courier, Jan 7, 2005
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  13. Mo Childs

    sweller Guest

    or AltGr + e = é
     
    sweller, Jan 8, 2005
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  14. Mo Childs

    Mo Childs Guest

    Yeah but I don't know how to get accents on letters on this thing. It
    Hang on I think I left my anorak at home.
     
    Mo Childs, Jan 8, 2005
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  15. Ór júst úsé thé áccént kéy. Ít's déád éásy. Ít's thé óné bétwéén thé Ñ
    ánd thé Ç.

    --

    Paul.
    CBR1100XX SuperBlackbird
    BOTAFOT #4
    BOTAFOF #30
    MRO #24
     
    Paul Carmichael, Jan 9, 2005
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  16. It's taken me ages to work out how to accents on a mac keyboard. Soddit.
    It ain't worth the effort most of the time.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 9, 2005
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  17. Mo Childs

    Ben Blaney Guest

    It's only some foreigners.
     
    Ben Blaney, Jan 9, 2005
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    Cab Guest

    Whàt? Did yôu méàn thôse kèys thât makê my lïfe ä löt sïmplér whên Ï
    typè in Frënçh?
     
    Cab, Jan 9, 2005
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  19. Mo Childs

    Cab Guest

    <G> using a Merkin keyboard with the Arabic Alphabet layout on top, are
    you?
     
    Cab, Jan 9, 2005
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  20. Mo Childs

    Ben Blaney Guest

    I have a merkin keyboard (but I prefer the @ to be above the 2, so
    that's okay).

    But no, I bought the keyboard from amazon.com, so I haven't got all
    those silly squiggles over it.
     
    Ben Blaney, Jan 9, 2005
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