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Fun Online Polls: Speeding fines & picking winners

Monday, November 21, 2016 15:15
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The responses to last week’s Fun Online Poll were as follows:

In the last ten years, have you ever had a speeding ticket for exceeding the speed limit by… Choose the lowest which applies.

Up to 10 mph – 19%
10 to 20 mph – 7%
20 to 30 mph – 7%
I haven’t had a speeding ticket for ten years – 67%

Hmm. Where I live (south east England) everybody seems to merrily exceed the speed limit by up to 10 mph as a matter of course. It strikes me that – ignoring legal speed limits on any particular stretch of road – the most sensible speed is “roughly the same speed as everybody else” so I have grown accustomed to it – unless it is a clearly marked residential area with a 20 mph limit, where you aren’t just risking a ding or a scratch, you might actually injure a pedestrian or generally wind up people in their homes, so I stick to that religiously. I didn’t realise that this many people got speeding tickets for doing a few miles over. Bugger.
And lo, our PM has spoken!


The new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, overseen by UK Research and Innovation, will back projects covering a number of priority technologies and help Britain build on existing strengths in research and development. Despite its strengths in science, Britain has until now been relatively weak on commercialisation, meaning that all too often ideas developed in this country end up being commercialised elsewhere.

Government will consult on how the fund can best support emerging fields such as robotics and artificial intelligence, industrial biotechnology and medical technology, satellites, advanced materials manufacturing and other areas where the UK has a proven scientific strength and there is a significant economic opportunity for commercialisation.

So a nice list of buzzwords plucked out of the air then?

That’s this week’s Fun Online Poll, which of these do you think are worthy of subsidies?

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