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Mezza362
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I used to dare dodge all the time. Now I'm older I don't as haven't since I was 21 (25 now).
For the last few months, on the way back from uni the ticket conducters have stared for ages and handed it back disapprovingly without saying anyrhing. After it happened again today I decided to look up the off peak rules and found out an off peak ticket has not been valid between 4pm and 7:30pm since September 2014. I am so embarrassed! I'm not sure why the ticket conducter never said anyrhing to me since I didn't have a valid ticket. I'm so embarrassed and upset but at least I know for future.

Have you/do you fare dodge? How much do you reckon you have saved?
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I don't see why you should do something like that. When you are provided a service you must pay for it.

In my country (Greece) unfortunately a lot of people more than 75% dodge fares as the security system isn't good enough, especially in the subways, and look at us now. It's things like that that ruin the economy.

What if everyone thought like you?
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never fare dodge. you WILL get caught
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(Original post by theo1jinx)
I don't see why you should do something like that. When you are provided a service you must pay for it.
Thats quite misleading - in the UK, the rail companies get a huge amount of government subsidies and are allowed to do things which no other private company would ever be able to do (eg issuing spot fines without having to go through court). They also have a state-sanctioned monopoly which means they are immune to competition, and can essentially set prices at whatever level they like without needing to worry about competitors, which has led to the absurdly high rail fares in the UK.

There is nothing morally wrong with fare dodging imo, it isn't at all like stealing from a private company - rail companies do not exist in anything which even remotely resembles a market environment. It can be a bad idea for practical reasons (i.e. you may get caught) but I dont think morality comes into it.
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I used too when I was about 15-16. I got fined £40. Now I don't.
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In the UK I could easily get a child's ticket on the bus because I look so young (apparently 9 according to a 5 year old) but I don't do it because I feel bad lying to their face. But when I was in Germany I got on the metroey thing for free because they had no gates so I just didn't buy a ticket


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(Original post by shawn_o1)
never fare dodge. you WILL get caught
Not where I live lol
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As someone who comes from a low income household travel forms a much higher proportion of expenses. I feel contemptuous for private rail companies and I only pay when I know there's inspectors, otherwise I would choose to ignore the fares.
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Fare evaded once while on holiday in Austria. But I feel that was somewhat justified, and its the only time I have ever evaded.
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Use an invalid ticket instead of paying with my oyster. Tbh they should be better at their job, it's not that hard.

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Only the scum of the earth fare dodge and are worth than cockroaches.
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Only the scum of the earth fare dodge and are worth than cockroaches.
What if you give the money you were supposed to use to charity?


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What if you give the money you were supposed to use to charity?


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Don't you even go there.


I am proud to pay for my travel, PLUS donate to noble causes.
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Only the scum of the earth fare dodge and are worth than cockroaches.

Passive aggresive psychopaths are not a lot better than cockroaches.


I don't remember ever dodging a fare, I don't really use public transport but I would be too scared to do it tbh. If you get caught you're a bit ****ed.
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Don't you even go there.


I am proud to pay for my travel, PLUS donate to noble causes.
I've only fare dodged once, there are worse criminals than me


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No I don't..
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I do if I know I can probably get away with it or if I don't really have the money but to be fair, I'm pretty young so I guess it's just a luxury that's going to run out.

But christ, these people who act like fare dodging is the equivalent of murder need to chill and live a little - some of us just have to do what we have to do. LMAO.
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I live right near central London so it's difficult to fare dodge. When I'm not using my Oyster cards I'll buy child tickets though as they're so much cheaper. Day travel cards are only like £4 for children and adult ones cost £12. I can pass for a 15 year old so it's all good lol.
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I nicked petrol by disguising my number plates once. Only wanted to see if it was possible, it was. They couldnt get my face because I dont have one.
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Don't think I've ever fare dodged. I have been tempted like the other day I dropped a fiver on a train ticket but didn't get asked to see it or go through any barriers at any time.

On the other hand on those particular trains it's a £20 instant fine if you don't have a ticket, you can't just buy one on the train.
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