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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/shocking-footage-shows-moment-demonstrators-13170901 Just reading this article, had a look at the video within it which shows two officers knocked to the ground. What a bunch of brainless ignorant fools in the video. Could have ended up a lot worse if they wanted to cause any serious harm to the cops.
Copy link to paste in your message Speed cameras in Nottinghamshire Men are nearly three times more likely than women to be fined for speeding in Nottinghamshire, with an average of six people a day slapped with tickets. Police have handed out 10,395 fixed-penalty notices in the county since 2011. Each carries a £100 fine for people who admit to breaking the limit. And just over 7,500 of them were picked up by male drivers, with 2,800 handed to women. David Thornhill, chairman of Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport, blamed a male desire to appear "macho" at the wheel. He said: "There is a certain macho element there. Unfortunately, that can come out in people when driving. When you have a big motor and a macho man behind the wheel, we have a problem." Historically, women qualified for cheaper car insurance premiums because they were deemed safer drivers. But in 2011, the European Court of Justice ruled this was unfair and said insurance companies could no longer take gender into account. Paul Watters, head of roads policy at the AA, said: "Men often tend to be the dominant party when it comes to speeding statistics." Peter Chapman, an associate professor at the University of Nottingham, is an expert in the psychology of driving. He said: "It probably does come down to testosterone. In terms of getting a thrill out of driving fast, men are more likely to report that than women." Chief Inspector Andy Charlton, head of roads policing in Nottinghamshire, said: "It's a known fact that if there is some aggressive or harsh driving, it tends to be males doing it. But there are obviously still plenty of female drivers speeding, so men aren't entirely to blame." Latest statistics from the Department for Transport show there are 16.9 million male licence holders in the UK and 14.9 million females. http://www.nottinghampost.com/Men-worst-drivers/story-26510879-detail/story.html