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in finding Prince William's speeding ticket remarks a bit off?

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stickylittlefingers Tue 07-Jul-09 12:30:38

People die in accidents when drivers speed. I think it's not to be taken lightly by someone who is (at least meant to be) a role model.

HuwEdwards Tue 07-Jul-09 12:31:31

oh for crying out loud, are you for real?

Simples Tue 07-Jul-09 12:31:45

no
you are being silly.

shinyshoes Tue 07-Jul-09 12:31:56

what did he say?

flowerybeanbag Tue 07-Jul-09 12:32:06

What remarks?

Momdeguerre Tue 07-Jul-09 12:34:16

Only if you can honestly say you never speed.

stickylittlefingers Tue 07-Jul-09 12:34:56

obviously I am being unreasonable!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8137750.stm

But I'm afraid once you've lost a loved one to someone else's need for speed, you tend to get a sense of humour failure. Never mind.

SoupDragon Tue 07-Jul-09 12:35:45

"...now you have made me a barrister - I promise not to practise, except for the odd speeding ticket,"

stickylittlefingers Tue 07-Jul-09 12:36:39

Momdeguerre - I really try not to, and the satnav beeps if I do so I slow down (much to the annoyance of other drivers, obviously, who have different priorities to me).

I just wish it wasn't something that was taken so lightly, but clearly I'm swimming against the tide.

flowerybeanbag Tue 07-Jul-09 12:37:03

YABU, although sorry to hear you lost someone. From your OP I assumed he'd been caught doing some horrendous speed and had dismissed it as not important or serious.

Sounds just like he was making a bit of a joke to me really.

crokky Tue 07-Jul-09 12:38:00

Prince William lost his mother to a traffic accident involving high speeds.

TheArmadillo Tue 07-Jul-09 12:38:09

I think you lot are being a little harsh on OP.

Losing someone to a speeding driver must make you even more fed up that there are a lot of people who don't take it seriously.

I can see why you are annoyed.

Speeding kills and yet people seem to blame the system rather than themselves for speeding when they get tickets. It is infuriating.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Tue 07-Jul-09 12:38:14

HERE

FlappyTheBat Tue 07-Jul-09 12:38:53

Having read the article and what was quoted (although think only part of what he said was probably quoted?), sounds as if he thinks barristers issue parking ticketswink

FabBakerGirlIsBack Tue 07-Jul-09 12:39:22

He isn't saying he will speed. It reads like he is saying he will give out the odd speeding ticket.

Momdeguerre Tue 07-Jul-09 12:40:13

I'm not being flippant - everyone speeds - huge cause of road deaths and casulties that I frequently have the horror of dealing with but despite the fact that it is amazingly simple to avoid - everyone does it, day in and day out.

Greensleeves Tue 07-Jul-09 12:40:18

A role model? A big-nosed inbred parasitical dimwit with too many teeth in his mouth??

Get real

Pendulum Tue 07-Jul-09 12:42:29

He means he will be able to defend himself in court against a speeding charge. It's a rather unfunny attempt at a legal in-joke.

AnyFucker Tue 07-Jul-09 12:42:30

the Royal Famiy are hardly role models <giggle>

stickylittlefingers Tue 07-Jul-09 12:42:47

Yes, Crokky, that makes it all the more odd to me. Does he not see a link?

Thanks TheArmadillo. Tbh, I know what it's like here and that a lot of people are going to think I'm just being sanctimonious. It just seems to be unnecessary and dangerous to me. Joking about it seems to spread the wrong message, when you're the sort of person whose joke gets reported around the world.

PrincessToadstool Tue 07-Jul-09 12:43:14

Agree with FBG, think you have this the wrong way around.

Simples Tue 07-Jul-09 12:43:29

yes bit god if you are offended by everythign there will be nOTHING to laugh at

stickylittlefingers Tue 07-Jul-09 12:45:31

OK yes I'm not saying I try to emulate Prince William in every way, but while we're not a republic and he is in line for the throne, this will be reported. I'm guessing he sees himself as a role model in some respects - or what exactly is he for?

stickylittlefingers Tue 07-Jul-09 12:47:54

If he really thinks he could issue a speeding ticket as a barrister, he is very stupid indeed. It would be a counter-intuitive interpretation and I don't buy it, sorry.

FAQinglovely Tue 07-Jul-09 12:48:58

"Losing someone to a speeding driver must make you even more fed up that there are a lot of people who don't take it seriously."

ermm as has already been said - he lost his mother in a high speed crash.

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