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The Law On “Using Your Phone While Driving”

Dear All, I’m happy that after a lot of back and forth, fact checking, and questions to our Lawyers, we’ve now got “the” answer for Members to easily understand the legislation on using your phone while driving. Lets start with the key points: Where the interpretation comes in is if your attention is taken away …

Mobile Phone Tickets *DOUBLE*

Drivers being convicted for mobile phone “offences” almost doubled between 2021 – 2022. The latest information shows that there was a 93% increase in Drivers being prosecuted for using their phone while driving… I’m going to guess that in 2023 it more than doubled again …we will see. However — as always with government extortion rackets — all is not as it …

Happy 2024: Lets Make It A Free One!

Dear All, The 2024 BTST Member new years message is taken from some of the newsletters I wrote, but didn’t publish in 2023… “Save Tyres, Save Lives” 🤷 I’m always amazed when I take a long drive in the UK, just how many completely insane things I see. For example, on a recent drive from …

Why You Should Own Some Bitcoin

I came across this video by the comedian and financial journalist Dominic Frisby yesterday… In it he explains in very simple terms, for the absolute beginner, why you should own at least some Bitcoin. At the end he talks about how to get “exposure” to Bitcoin via traditional financial products. Personally I would advise against …

Boycott The AA?

Dear All, We had a message from a Member, Barry, last week. He described how a family Member was left stranded when the AA refused service because their vehicle was un taxed… Barry went on to explain why it wasn’t taxed. However, personally, I think this is irrelevant. Of course you’d expect the people who claim …

Motorists Don’t *Know* About AI 4D Speed Cameras!

A study released last week showed that the majority of Motorists are unaware that new speed cameras with “AI and 4D radar tech” are already on roads in the UK… The cameras can see a full picture of inside your car. They’re designed to spy on you, to see if there’s anything you can be …

Police Ask Us To “Snitch” On Fellow Motorists

West Midlands “police” have released a video on social media urging road users to report each other for perceived motoring “offences”… Here’s an example from their video: They claim to have “taken action” against hundreds of Motorists thanks to video submissions like this one, which was received from a disgruntled cyclist because a driver supposedly …

Anti Braking Speed Cameras Coming to UK?

According to several news sources, a new type of speed camera that detects if you brake before it could be coming to the UK: The new type of camera has been trialled — and is now being rolled out — in the Navarra region of Spain. …and is apparently likely to come to the UK …

“Police” Pulling Over Cyclists!

“Police” in Devon took a break from harassing Motorists earlier this month to have a crack at bullying some cyclists… As you may know, there is no speed limit in the UK for bicycles. Despite this fact, the Police took it upon themselves to chase after a group of cyclists and pull them over “to advise them …

Mobile AI Camera Picture

Dear All, Further to the newsletter I did on Tuesday about mobile AI cameras being “tested” in Cornwall… Its not only there that they are being used. We know they’ve also been tested by Thames Valley “police”… And here’s a photo of Hampshire “police” using their new toy (which looks pretty stealth to me — don’t …