moral dilemma

would you?

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03/02/2012 at 16:14
would you take the points for speeding to prevent your OH getting a driving ban?
03/02/2012 at 16:18
Yup. Just in case we got divorced ten years down the line and I wanted to shaft her and wreck her career.
03/02/2012 at 16:19
Not really, of course. Whole thing's rather tawdry imho.
03/02/2012 at 16:29
Muttley wrote (see)
Yup. Just in case we got divorced ten years down the line and I wanted to shaft her and wreck her career.

And your own career as well when you get prosecuted at the same time?
Dark Vader    pirate
03/02/2012 at 16:36

How on earth did this story get out..?    If it happened, and we can only assume that it did if the CPS are going to proscute, then why now, after so many years and how did anyone find out..?

I bet other people have done it...

03/02/2012 at 16:39

Seems daft for two people to risk going to jail so that one person can avoid the inconvenience of a short driving ban.

Mind you getting 12 points on your license seems pretty daft too, you'd think once you got to 6 or 9 you might have a bit of a think about how you drive.

And I love the front cover of Private Eye.

03/02/2012 at 16:44
Story got out 'cos Chris Huhne cheated on his wife (now ex-wife). She told The Times that "someone" had taken the points for him. A concerned citizen (Labour MP) contacted the police. The police obtained emails between his ex-wife and The Times and the CPS feel they have enough evidence to bring a case to trial.
03/02/2012 at 16:45

Hmm... dunno - depends what was at stake. If I was unemployed and she needed the car for her job - i might.

I know, I'm a bad person.

Dark Vader    pirate
03/02/2012 at 16:48
Tom77 wrote (see)
Story got out 'cos Chris Huhne cheated on his wife (now ex-wife). She told The Times that "someone" had taken the points for him. A concerned citizen (Labour MP) contacted the police. The police obtained emails between his ex-wife and The Times and the CPS feel they have enough evidence to bring a case to trial.

ahh... 
03/02/2012 at 16:49

Doesn't make you bad JB.  I know people who have done it.

Don't think I would personally.  It does highlight the risks of what policing by camera can do though.

seren nos    pirate
03/02/2012 at 16:52
no because if it is to save their licence... they must have already had lots of points on their licence.....

and still risked others lives by driving too fast.....so that means they have not learnt from being caught earlier and still think that their right to drive fast is more important that other peoples lives..

or they are in the spot light and not prepared to face the music.......if its a one off who cares

so no
03/02/2012 at 16:56

It does happpen.Probably more than we think. A friend's  boyfriend payed an employee to take points!a nd haven't there been cases where people have tried to claim theydon't know who was driving at the time (falsely?!) to try get out of points.

Personally I wouldn't do it.

cougie    pirate
03/02/2012 at 16:56
Nope. And I've no sympathy for anyone who does and gets caught out.
Dark Vader    pirate
03/02/2012 at 16:56

so...  I wonder what will happen..?   will the courts be lenient because of who he or make an example out of him..?   I wonder if he will get a driving ban and they both get a fine...?

03/02/2012 at 16:58
You're assuming he's guilty already DV?  Innocent until proven and all that.
03/02/2012 at 16:59

I do know someone who has done it as the person who would have lost their licence would also have lost their job and income if they were unable to drive.

Having said that I wouldn't do it intentionally because of the potential recurcussions on me.  I say intentionally, as I also know a couple who got caught but genuinely couldn't remember who was driving at the time.  They asked for the photo and it was poor quality so they were still unable to determine who was driving.  So in the end the one with the least points on their licence took the blame. I could see myself doing the same in their situation.

03/02/2012 at 17:50
Nope....    Don;t get points and you have no problem
Dark Vader    pirate
03/02/2012 at 18:07

I bet the ex-wife is kicking herself now for not keeping quiet about it......

03/02/2012 at 18:10
Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)
You're assuming he's guilty already DV?  Innocent until proven and all that.

yes, but in this high profile case I presume that the prosecution wouldn't go ahead with it unless they were fairly certain of the evidence they have.
03/02/2012 at 18:13
Catalin Bond wrote (see)

It does happpen.Probably more than we think. A friend's  boyfriend payed an employee to take points!


i know someone who was jailed for that. 6 months i think.

i wouldn't do it.

it seems that people regard this as a trivial matter though and then go on about the stupidity of jailing someone for speeding. but that isn't what it is about at all.

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