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    I take the same view as Santa, and prepare myself...

    I take the same view as Santa, and prepare myself for the chance that the GREEN may change to AMBER as I approach the junction. If I can safely stop when the lights go to AMBER, I will always do so...
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    Two 9kg fire extinguishers do not by themselves...

    Two 9kg fire extinguishers do not by themselves represent any excessive weight in the boot. The important thing is how well they are secured - ficklejade's comments are pointing in the right...
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    Not to mention paying attention to your...

    Not to mention paying attention to your speedometer! Crikey, didn't your instructor verse you in the importance of keeping within the speed limit? To get caught twice, and in such a short time...
  4. Sounds as though your boss might have thought it...

    Sounds as though your boss might have thought it was Nigel Farage casting his 'fluence over the airwaves and messing with the car's electronics. Tee hee!
  5. More than SPAM, it smacks of offers to provide...

    More than SPAM, it smacks of offers to provide false papers for illegal usage. The "Novelty" description could be a cover to hide a more sinister intention, particularly with the claims of...
  6. Actually, Dennis, I agree with the charge on...

    Actually, Dennis, I agree with the charge on carrier bags because of their adverse effects on the environment, and I think the charge should be significantly higher than 5p. We use hessian shopping...
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    You make a good point, FJ, but there is a down...

    You make a good point, FJ, but there is a down side. For example, if a homeowner's car is parked ON the driveway (substantially blocking the drive), the owner takes ill, and the car keys are not in...
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    When it comes to parking, some drivers can be...

    When it comes to parking, some drivers can be pretty selfish - take an example in our road. Married couple, probably near to retirement and living alone, have three cars between them. Their drive...
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    If the other party accepts/is fully responsible...

    If the other party accepts/is fully responsible for the damage to your car, it does not matter which insurer you deal with regarding excess and NCD - yours is a 'no fault' claim, therefore you won't...
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    Further to Beelzebub's recommendation to stand by...

    Further to Beelzebub's recommendation to stand by your offer to repair it, because of the uninsured circumstances I would offer this advice.
    "In the event of paying out any monies ensure you get a...
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    On the basis of what you say/have found, I would...

    On the basis of what you say/have found, I would agree that you appear to have every right to tell them NOT to obstruct this piece of road. It still might be worthwhile if you all got together and...
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    If it is council-owned land, then its maintenance...

    If it is council-owned land, then its maintenance would be the responsibility of that council - only in the case of 'unadopted roads' (very rare now) would the homeowners be liable for such...
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    Am I missing something here? If car A is in the...

    Am I missing something here? If car A is in the outside lane and continues around the roundabout, not taking the first exit, and car B on the inside lane does take the first exit, how in the name...
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    If you have already given your insurers precise...

    If you have already given your insurers precise details of the collision, and they have advised you that it will most likely be 50/50, then that is the most probable outcome.
    Roundabout collisions...
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    by Snowball
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    If the observations by Loony and Hometune are...

    If the observations by Loony and Hometune are correct, then no solicitor is going to be able to help you. One might pay lip service to your problem, and be no more useful than lifting cash from your...
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    If this 'space' is truly provided for the purpose...

    If this 'space' is truly provided for the purpose of access to the legitimate car spaces, then that driver is committing an offence of obstruction. The way of dealing with this is to establish the...
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    That, Santa, is what I said, more or less. ...

    That, Santa, is what I said, more or less. Agreed, the individual driver should know his/her vehicle's speed restrictions in relation to the displayed obligatory speed limit signs. For the...
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    98selitb, when I am driving in France, where the...

    98selitb, when I am driving in France, where the roundabouts are lane-free AND all have a 50 kph speed limit, and particularly when towing, I stay in the nearside (right hand) lane with my left...
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    Apart from a malfunction which remains permanent...

    Apart from a malfunction which remains permanent until fixed, how would one go about proving a fault that happens intermittently, or even only once?
    What does puzzle me is why drivers are...
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    I have wondered how many visiting foreign drivers...

    I have wondered how many visiting foreign drivers deal with this sign - not to mention the possibility of some UK drivers being ignorant of its true status. You are correct in saying that it no...
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    Ha,ha, Beelzebub - the rub is in your last line. ...

    Ha,ha, Beelzebub - the rub is in your last line. Quite a number of drivers even change their minds (and lanes) when in a queue at a roundabout.
    Must admit I have done this when in a strange area. ...
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    Whether 'caught' by a police officer, a mobile...

    Whether 'caught' by a police officer, a mobile camera or a fixed camera, what are the chances of proving one's innocence? The police officer's word would be indisputable, on the basis that it would...
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    You surprise me there, Santa. I thought that...

    You surprise me there, Santa. I thought that you, like myself, were a caravan tower. Surely a car reaching anywhere near scrapyard status isn't fit for towing a caravan. unless you keep a second,...
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    The most important aspect of a car is not its...

    The most important aspect of a car is not its age, but its roadworthiness (which means that it must be properly serviced in accordance with the car manufacturer's service manual), and the annual cost...
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    If there is an increased presence of police cars...

    If there is an increased presence of police cars 'loitering' and more ANPR cameras are in use, whose fault is that? Whether or not these factors raise a worthwhile revenue is in the hands of drivers...
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