Episode 11 Dom on the Spot


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Episode 11

Dom Littlewood presents a programme following people whose job it is to hand out fines. Community wardens are called out to an abandoned car being used as a drug den.


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Never before have so many on-the-spot fines

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been issued in Britain.

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We're going to be following the men and women who hand out over

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£30 million worth of tickets every month.

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-Oops.

-Round here, they are an absolute blight.

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I am up to 104 now.

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Wow. That is disgusting.

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Just walk away.

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'For behaviour that's downright dangerous...'

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That was stupid for these sort of conditions, wasn't it?

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'..simply selfish...'

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Look at the mess you've created in the street.

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How is that our fault?

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-Or just...

-What is he doing?

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Well, plain silly.

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What a doughnut.

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'We'll be revealing the cost of their bad behaviour...'

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£100 fine.

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Pays £260.

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Ouch. '..and how this could affect you.'

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-I'll give him a punch.

-Do you want to see me kick off?

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The police are on it...

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-What the...?!

-Sir!

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..the parking wardens are on it...

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They should be thanking us for being here.

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'..and I'M on it.'

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Careful, it's a 30mph limit here.

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I'm Dom Littlewood,

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and I'm On The Spot.

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This time...

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..there's no hiding place in the battle of the bins.

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I'm trying to give you a fixed penalty now or it will go to court.

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I'm on the spot with the speed cops...

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I'm reporting you for consideration of the question of

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prosecuting you for speeding.

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..as they find and fine the speeders.

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Quite shocking, really.

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And there's something nasty waiting for the litter patrol.

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There were three needles that were exposed,

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so that kid could have easily picked it up.

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It's market day in Romford in Havering.

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But Kam Paul isn't shopping for fresh fruit and veg.

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She's in the market for something else.

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Parking fines.

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Obviously, if an entire car park in

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the middle of a town centre is closed,

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all the vehicles that would normally park there are going to

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find an alternative, and it will be

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the surrounding area that gets busier.

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Kam is a traffic warden in North East London.

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With so many vehicles and so few spaces,

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Kam is armed with the power to issue £130 on-the-spot fines

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to any driver guilty of making the parking problems worse.

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You're going to get into more confrontation with people,

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which is something you really don't want.

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Um, you just want to get through the day smoothly and peacefully.

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Because that alone is a miracle in this job.

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If you ever have one of those days

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where none of the drivers come back and you don't get abuse from anyone,

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it's a weird feeling.

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You're like, "Oh, my God, I didn't get abused by anybody today!"

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And with all those shoppers and traders flooding in, it's car wars.

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Parking is at a real premium.

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Kam has spotted a car squeezed into a loading bay.

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The question is - will this be a fine?

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This car has taken the loading space,

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which has forced the van to go further into the footway.

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So, what's the story?

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That space is supposed to be off-limits to cars.

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It's only good for larger vehicles who are loading.

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Round the rear, Kam spots the car's owner - a builder.

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-Got ten minutes on that.

-No.

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Sorry.

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Why?

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Because you're not a van, boss.

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Only vans and HGVs are allowed to load and upload in the loading bays.

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-Is it?

-And obviously, with your vehicle there,

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it's forced that vehicle to come more into the footway.

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There's only the one spot for loading.

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It's clearly an offence, but will it be a fine?

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That's definitely a legit ticket.

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Parking on a footway with a car, the builder with the BMW

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gets a penalty of £130.

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Unloading my tools, changing the awning.

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Got a ticket. Now and again, they get us,

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now and again, they don't.

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You can't argue with them. It's not worth arguing.

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Just pay it.

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The reality is that, in this part of Havering,

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wardens must always give an offending car ten minutes' grace.

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Regardless of whether they're two, three or four hours overdue,

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as long as they've bought a ticket.

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And it's not long before Kam spots another potential offender.

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My friend here has bought a ticket until 10.30.

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It is now 11.30.

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So it's already had an hour's grace.

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But I'm still going to stand here, like the saddo that I am,

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and I'm going to give him another ten minutes.

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I should be able to issue this instantly, because he's had an hour.

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But he's going to get another ten minutes.

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Because that's the rules.

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Kam waits, the clock is ticking.

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The driver returns, but will he find a fine waiting for him?

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I'm not getting a ticket, am I?

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Well, yeah. You're an hour expired, boss.

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-Why's that?

-Look at the time.

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10.28, and now it's 11.41.

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I got two hours. I put a pound in.

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No, you've got a free ticket.

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My ticket's here. I put a pound in...

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..and I got two pieces of a ticket.

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I thought that was the part that I have to show, because it's got my

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registration on. The other part is just the receipt, wasn't it?

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No, that is a full ticket.

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That is what would come out of the machine, sir.

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I put a pound in, I swear to God, darling.

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You can ask the lads in there.

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Honestly.

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So, is this driver an hour over the limit after getting a free ticket,

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or an honest purchase gone wrong?

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He could be facing an on-the-spot fine.

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-So you're giving me a ticket?

-No, if you move now...

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-Yeah, I will move it now.

-That's fine.

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Kam's given him the benefit of the doubt.

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Maybe it's because of those muscles.

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That driver obviously claims to have put a pound in,

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he's claiming that the machine's just taken his money and only

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given him the half-hour free ticket.

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I'm not totally convinced,

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but he did come back within two minutes of my observation finishing.

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A lucky one there. Lucky escape.

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The market is doing a roaring trade on the site of the town's car park,

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so, with 160 less parking spaces today, the locals look elsewhere.

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But here, it's permit holders only.

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The person can't get confused.

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So, if you don't have a permit,

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your car is not meant to be here.

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And Kam's found an old friend.

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This vehicle has a habit of not buying a ticket.

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I can assure you, I have probably issued this car about

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five times in the last two months.

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Wow! This driver could have amassed over £600 in fines.

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That's ridiculous.

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But what about this new offence?

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They parked in a permit holders only car park.

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This repeat offender will have to cough up another £130.

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Even Kam is amazed by the cheek of this driver.

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I think it was yesterday.

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The driver was actually in the vehicle and I gave him the option

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to move on and he said, "I'm not going to move,

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"you might as well just give me a ticket."

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Hold your horses.

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What's this?

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This is yesterday's ticket to this vehicle that I issued,

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it's got my badge number, it's got the date and then, at some point,

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it's left his windscreen and ended up on the floor.

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The question is, whether the wind took it,

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or was it discarded in disgust?

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And this is another ticket from the same day to the same car...

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..so the driver's actually had two tickets from yesterday.

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For him to have had two tickets,

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he must have been removing them from his windscreen.

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The person would not get a second ticket in the same location.

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In two days, he's managed to get three fines,

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which normally wouldn't be possible, unless you had it over three days.

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So he's basically got three days' tickets in two days.

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So he is on a record-breaking spree here.

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Three £130 fines?

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At that price, the driver must have pretty deep pockets.

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And, closer to town, the parking issues keep on coming

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for eagle-eyed Kam.

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We're watching you from over there. The vehicle has been here a while.

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So let's take a look at this piece of car crime.

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Parked right bang in the middle of a loading bay.

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Could this mean an instant £130 fine?

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See, this is absolute appalling parking,

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cos, not only has the driver gone right in between the loading bay,

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he's forced the van behind to not park legally

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and not left enough space in front for anyone to park legally.

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So he has taken the entire bay.

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And the driver's nowhere to be seen.

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Will the owner return to find a fine waiting?

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I should give it a ticket, but because the lady is calling

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the driver, I'm going to give it a couple of minutes.

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Time's ticking. In fact, time's running out for this car.

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The owner miraculously appears.

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Is this you, boss?

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You're in a loading bay. It's for vans and HGVs only.

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Kam's being incredibly lenient this time.

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No fine.

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HORN BEEPS

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Almost caused an accident on his way out.

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Do you remember that phrase Keep Britain Tidy?

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It was a message that did get through to a lot of people,

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but unfortunately, there are some out there

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who think it's fine to dump your rubbish anywhere that suits you

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and let someone else clear it up.

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You know? Perhaps an on-the-spot fine might make them

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think twice about it next time.

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I feel irritated when I see litter.

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I feel very annoyed.

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It's not a nice thing to do, it's a bad habit.

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I don't understand why people do it.

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It can upset me.

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In Cardiff, waste enforcement officer Steph is on the prowl,

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looking for residents who can't be bothered to

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dump their rubbish responsibly.

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Steph has the power to issue an £80 on-the-spot fine,

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but it seems that some are still willing to take that risk.

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Earlier, Steph spotted a pile of rubbish

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dumped where it shouldn't be.

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So that could lead to a fine.

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On the way over to here now, we saw some dumped waste in black bags.

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It looks a bit of a mess, actually, so, um...

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I'm going to search the bags.

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As if trying to match rubbish with its owner

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wasn't enough of a headache to deal with,

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Steph's contending with another apparently common problem.

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We also get a problem with bag slashers at this time of the year.

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Bag slashers, you say?

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So where people come round and they'll see a lot of bags,

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they'll just slash through them to see what they can find.

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So those are OK there, but then, you've got this mess here.

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Which is completely...

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..gross.

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Looks like a ransacked jumble sale.

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Good luck with that, Steph.

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If Steph can find evidence in the pile

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linking the junk to a property,

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then she could be able to issue the occupants with an on-the-spot fine.

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Just clothes, no evidence, so they're clothes from a family.

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They could have taken it to a clothes bank

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or weighed them in and got money for it.

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There's a bag here, there may be something in here.

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Oh!

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Despite the mess,

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Steph's search for evidence towards a fine must continue.

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Fly tipping isn't just like tonnes of waste

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in a lane, builder's waste.

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I'd class this as fly tipping as well.

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No, it's just all children's clothes and shoes and...

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Eugh! It stinks.

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If you could have one wish right now, Steph, what would it be?

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I'd love to find some evidence now.

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I'm just going to knock their door and issue them...

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It's disgusting.

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I've got a feeling you're in luck.

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With evidence linking the mess to an address...

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-What number are we on here?

-..a fine is looking more likely.

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And I know why they've done it.

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And Steph thinks she knows the motive.

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And they've done it, because I sent them a letter to clear the frontage,

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because their front garden was just full of waste,

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so they've picked it up and they've dumped it around the corner there.

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I'm going to knock the door... and take a pen.

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So Steph thinks the owner of the rubbish has just moved the problem

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elsewhere and that's still a fine, but will the resident own up?

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Are they even in?

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DOOR OPENS

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Hiya, Cardiff Council Waste Enforcement.

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DOOR SLAMS Charming(!)

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But Steph isn't put off that easily.

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Hiya. Cardiff Council Waste Enforcement.

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Just about the dumped waste around the corner there.

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Yeah, I found evidence to your property.

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Do you want to come and have a look?

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This camera-shy fellow isn't taking Steph's word for it.

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Do you want to get a brown envelope off the back?

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You'll receive a fixed penalty for that, all right,

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-for dumping the waste.

-Where is it?

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It's in the back of the van in a brown envelope.

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Yeah, you have. I've also got...

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Well, come on, then.

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Yeah, he's gone to get it.

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All right, I'll show you the photographs and then I've got the...

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All right?

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Steph is primed to issue a fine, but it's proving easier said than done.

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All right? So all that there, OK.

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It's from this property here.

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Yeah, it is, yeah.

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Because I sent you a letter to clear the front garden and now you've

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dumped it all around there.

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I've got a photo of all the evidence.

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I can either give you a fixed penalty now or it will go to court.

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So, let's remind ourselves of what that evidence is.

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Black bags dumped around the corner,

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a letter found amongst it, pointing to a house

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that Steph previously wrote to,

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asking the owners to clear out their front garden.

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He's saying it's not his waste.

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It obviously is. I'm going to have a search through the rest of it

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cos there's still some left to search.

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But he will get a fixed penalty for it.

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So, he's not admitting to dumping his rubbish.

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But if the court disagrees, he could be looking at a much bigger fine.

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Do you know what would be great? If I have a look at the photos -

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the one I took of his front garden - and, if that's in there,

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I've got him bang to rights, really, haven't I?

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Pull that down a bit. I asked him why it was there,

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he said he didn't do it.

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Well, who else would have taken his waste, though, you know?

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But he won't pay the fixed penalty, and it'll go to court.

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So I'll just... I'll just show the judge what I found,

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and then it's up to him, then.

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So it'll probably end up in court, this one.

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But it will be a fixed penalty issued.

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In Gloucestershire, I'm on patrol

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with traffic cops PC Shelley Holloway

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and PC Olly Buxton.

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'We're heading to a regular haunt for the local speed demons,

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'right in the heart of this rural idyll.

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'And it might surprise you to find out it's very near a school.'

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Presumably, this is somewhere where it's a bit of a hotspot for people

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-offending, is it?

-Yes, so quiet village location, a 30mph zone,

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as there's a local school nearby, and people don't pay any attention

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to the 30mph limits.

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That's a particularly bad area for people to be speeding.

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Obviously, there's a school by there.

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Yeah, we've had complaints from local residents.

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They can't get on and off their driveways safely

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without fear of being run down by a speeding car.

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'Anybody caught speeding today could be looking at an on-the-spot fine of

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'£100 and three penalty points on their licence.'

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OK, so this is the road that we'll be doing the speed check on.

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We've just passed the village primary school back there,

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and it's a 40mph zone.

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It's changing to 30 now as we enter the built-up area.

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'Outside a school? Well, it doesn't bear thinking about.'

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I'm assuming you've been to some horrific scenes

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that have been caused by

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people either being on the phone or speeding or texting or whatever,

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-have you?

-Yeah, most definitely.

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How do you feel about that? How does it affect you?

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I've got images in my head that will

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stay with me for the rest of my life.

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-Yeah.

-Um, from scenes of fatal road traffic collisions,

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where distraction or speed

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or something like that has been involved,

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-and I worry for my children growing up. It's quite upsetting.

-Yeah.

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Because, underneath the uniform,

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every police officer in the country has got a soft side.

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-You're only human, aren't you?

-Yeah, we're not robots.

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'Time to get to work. Shelley's speed gun uses a narrow beam,

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'which bounces off the approaching vehicle and can give

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'an accurate speed reading from up to a mile away.'

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Now, if you do see somebody approaching from either direction

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and they are speeding, what will you do?

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So, if they're doing in excess of 33, we'll pull them in.

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Anything over 40, then we'd be looking at prosecuting them.

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Fair enough.

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'It's only a matter of minutes

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'before Shelley spots her first offender.'

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-Hello.

-Hello.

-Thank you for stopping.

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'Could this be her first fine of the shift?'

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Do you know why I've stopped you today?

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-No.

-Do you know what the speed limit is on the road?

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30. I thought I was doing about 30.

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-You were doing 39, actually.

-Was I?

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The speed limit starts way further back.

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It's painted on the road in red as well.

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As you came over the brow of the hill, approaching the cyclist...

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-Yeah.

-..you were doing 39mph.

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OK, so let's have a look at the facts of this one.

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This guy was doing 39 in a 30 zone.

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Bearing in mind there's a school just a bit further along this road,

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is it to be a summons, a fine or just a stiff warning?

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So that's why I've stopped you.

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All right? Now, at that speed,

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it's below the threshold for me to give you a ticket,

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but it is a 30mph limit.

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9mph over is not acceptable really.

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-OK.

-OK.

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'This chap's escaped a £100 fine. It must be his lucky day.'

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Can I ask you an honest opinion now?

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How do you feel about speeding fines?

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I think you have to have them.

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You know, I mean, none of us like them.

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None of us like to get caught,

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particularly if we're only doing a few miles over,

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but if we didn't have them, it would be chaos.

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You said you were 78.

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-Yeah.

-Why is it that the older generation are the ones who

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are not doing the job properly?

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-Probably because it's so long since we were at driving school.

-OK.

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-You've fallen into bad habits.

-Yes.

-OK.

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All right, you've learnt your lesson, haven't you? Thanks, Brian.

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'But I'm not sure the next driver

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'Shelley's clocked, doing 37 in a 30 zone, can use the same excuse.'

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-Obviously, you got pulled over there.

-Yeah.

-Tell me the reason why?

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I was going just above the speed limit in a housed area.

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OK, a residential area.

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-When you say just above the speed limit, what were you doing?

-37.

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In a... Yes, exactly, so it

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-was a little bit more than just above, wasn't it?

-Yeah, no, yeah.

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How do you feel about the officers

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who just pulled you over for doing that speed limit?

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I think, I don't know, like, if your parents tell you,

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you listen, but if someone else tells you, it kind of like...

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-it hits home more.

-Yeah.

-So, yeah, no. I understand.

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-Were you aware you were doing 37?

-I didn't realise I was that over.

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-I knew I was a little bit.

-You knew you were speeding.

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I didn't realise that much.

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It's easy to do.

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Had they been a little bit harder with you and they could have been...

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I know they obviously could have been.

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If you'd got points and a fine, how would you feel?

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A bit gutted. I don't think my mum would have been too happy.

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Will it change the way you're going to drive, not just today,

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but for the considerable future?

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It has made me think a bit more, I feel.

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So, yeah, definitely.

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She was obviously the youngest driver you pulled over today,

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only 18 years old. Because she's such a new driver,

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she's only had her licence less than a year now,

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the penalties could be a lot more severe, couldn't they?

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Yes, so, as a new driver, if you accumulate six points within

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the first two years of driving, your licence gets revoked

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and you have to take your test again.

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And you hear it's very hard to get booked in for a test,

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finding a space these days, let alone pass it first time.

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So it could cost them a lot of money.

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If they then rely on their licence for work, they could lose their job.

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From her point of view, I don't think

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she realises just how lucky she was, does she?

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No, and you often find these young drivers,

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they get into the car,

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they've got this new-found freedom, and they just take for granted

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-modern technology...

-Yeah.

-..the condition of the vehicle,

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but they are the most impressionable people that we meet.

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And I think she will learn something from this experience today.

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'Let's hope so. But when it comes to speeding,

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'there doesn't appear to be an age limit.'

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There seems to be an awful lot of people today

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who are doing in the high 30s, between 30-39,

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I'd say it's probably about one in every ten cars.

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It's quite shocking, really.

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43.

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PC Buxton has caught another speeder.

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Let's look at the facts of this one.

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This driver has gone way over the threshold, doing 43 in a 30 zone.

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Could this mean an on-the-spot fine, or worse?

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I'm reporting you for consideration of the question of

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-prosecuting you for speeding...

-Right.

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..for speeding at 30 with manned equipment.

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You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you

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do not mention now something which you later rely on in court,

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and anything you do say may be given in evidence.

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'He's been done.

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'It could be a court summons and a possible driving ban.'

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Is there anything you want me to report as your reply

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-as being reported for speeding?

-No, nothing at all. Bang to rights.

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-Simple as.

-Will what's happened today

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-affect the way you drive from here on?

-Probably not.

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So you'll continue to push your luck whenever you can?

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It's not a case of pushing my luck.

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Like I've said, I've just come out of the dentist

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and not feeling too brilliant and all the rest of it

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after my treatment. I just couldn't wait to get home.

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Just distracted. So I don't think I'm a bad driver in general,

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just the situation of today.

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And that was that.

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Should you receive a fine now and/or another three points,

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-how would you feel about that?

-Pay it and that's it.

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'He might think differently if he knew that a young person is

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'seriously injured on the UK's roads every ten minutes.'

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Cheerio. Bye-bye. Now, there is someone who has just received

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what's called a NIT, which is a Notice of Intended Prosecution.

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He is almost certainly going to end up with a fine and points.

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I can't predict that 100%, of course.

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43 in a 30, with a school coming up.

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It was a bit naughty. Didn't seem that bothered at all.

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Horses for courses, I suppose, as they say.

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In Crawley, West Sussex,

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the council are determined to combat antisocial behaviour in the town.

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We just had a call from the police that there's an abandoned caravan,

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I believe. Someone's using it to use needles,

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and they leave quite a lot in there.

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It's on private land, so it's quite hard to get rid of this caravan.

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But someone is using it.

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Sam Lucas and Naveed Ur-Rehman are council community wardens.

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They've been called to a report of an abandoned vehicle

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being used as a drug den.

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We get the reports from the people living around there

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that there's needles in there again. So..

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Sam and Naveed's priority is to reduce antisocial behaviour,

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including anything that might pose a risk to the public.

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Needles are obviously hazardous waste.

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And they can carry lots of diseases, so, we try to...

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..respond within half an hour, really,

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when we get a needles call to pick them up as soon as possible,

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because we don't want anyone touching them.

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But it's not the vehicle they were expecting.

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Guessing it's this one.

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Yes, it's this. It's not a caravan.

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It's got needles underneath,

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so I need to go and get our equipment

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to get them removed, basically.

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-It's not a caravan. I swear it was a caravan.

-An abandoned car, or...

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-Do you want to do it?

-Yeah.

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If Sam and Naveed can find the owner of this car,

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then a hefty fine for abandoning it could be on its way.

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-Do you live here, sir?

-Yeah.

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Right, we just had a call regarding there's used needles in the area.

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-Yeah.

-Have you seen people coming here taking drugs

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or, like, drinking, other stuff?

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Most of the people are drinking when I see them.

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-OK, yeah. Where do they drink? Right over here?

-Over there.

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It's not nice, because I can see you've got a child there.

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If like there's needles over here, so that's really dangerous.

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What I can do is, I'll give you a warden's card...

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May as well, because if you want to speak to me.

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If you see them taking drugs or smoking drugs, just ring 999.

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-OK.

-OK? Thank you, sir.

-Thank you.

-Have a good day. Cheers.

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This abandoned car is being used as a drugs den right underneath

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a block of residential flats, but with kids around,

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it's urgent that Naveed and Sam make the area safe.

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When we arrived, there was a parent with his child walking along.

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And, at even a few feet away,

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there were three needles that were exposed,

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so that kid could have easily

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picked it up and stabbed himself without his dad looking.

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So it is a safety risk to the residents.

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And the state inside the car is not very nice either.

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There's condoms.

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There's loads of packets of syringes.

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-But there's none actually in there, I don't think.

-Empty.

-Yeah.

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It gets worse. The car is unlocked,

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so the drug paraphernalia could easily end up in the wrong hands.

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-Right, done.

-The fact is, abandoning a vehicle is an offence,

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but was the car ditched or stolen and dumped?

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They've noted the registration.

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If the car's been dumped and not stolen,

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they can track the owner through the DVLA,

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and a £200 fine could be on its way.

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I will make a note and just pass it over to the abandoned vehicles.

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-It's on private land, though.

-Yeah.

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They've got the power to remove the vehicle from private land.

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Now that Naveed and Sam have made the vehicle safe,

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the council clean-up team can get to work,

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which is good news for the residents.

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That's all for today. Join me next time,

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when I'll be with the men and the women on the front line of fines

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with more Dom On The Spot.

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In Crawley, community wardens Naveed and Sam are called out to an abandoned car being used as a drug den, and Dom is on the spot with the Gloucestershire traffic cops stopping speeders along a country road.