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    I also hope Hometune is okay - having swapped...

    I also hope Hometune is okay - having swapped computers (and not techie) had a few glitches so struggling to catch up.

    Smudger, I truly hope the misery of that drain is coming to an end very soon...
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    Thanks for responses but lack of enforcement...

    Thanks for responses but lack of enforcement seems to be the key element - so that begs the question of who would be liable if there's no enforcement and death/damages result because of lack of...
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    OK, Snowball, if the new law comes in and you are...

    OK, Snowball, if the new law comes in and you are driving (under 20mph as there's pedestrians wandering about taking photos who think it's a pedestrian precinct, lots of cyclists (push or motorised))...
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    Oh Yeah! Try parallel parking when you've got...

    Oh Yeah! Try parallel parking when you've got pedestrians absolutely oblivious of your trying to park properly taking their selfies, chatting in the road and on phone - let's not mention Pokemon Go...
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    Law update, please!

    Blocking residents' dropped kerbs. My driveway, for which I have a dropped kerb, is narrow and nearly 70m long, behind another property and where I park my car in the turning area is not in sight,...
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    Had to buy new plates for my old reg when moved...

    Had to buy new plates for my old reg when moved it to new to me car, never offered the EU thing. Maybe it's because the rear plate being square wouldn't take it, though front one would?
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    Santa, you and others are right - you do develop...

    Santa, you and others are right - you do develop a "sixth sense"! There's a "gut" feeling that someone's going to do something daft/stupid/has a problem. It's not quite the same thing as defensive...
  8. Probably, Smidger!!...

    Probably, Smidger!! http://www.rac.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/wink.png
  9. Thanks, Santa. Obviously because I don't have a...

    Thanks, Santa. Obviously because I don't have a UK live passport anymore - didn't bother renewing because of parental caring duties - haven't had a holiday since 2002. Nice to be discriminated...
  10. When did it go down, Santa, got charged 20 in...

    When did it go down, Santa, got charged 20 in 2014. :-(
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    No, wasn't speeding, but friend got caught out on...

    No, wasn't speeding, but friend got caught out on a road they travel regularly but not frequently where there was a 50 going down to a 30mph max. The 30 had been extended into the former 50 and she...
  12. I confess I forgot to notify DVLA for nearly a...

    I confess I forgot to notify DVLA for nearly a year after moving up here; fortunately I'd paid for re-direction of mail for a year for all four of us or I'd really have been in the soup. On...
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    Smudger, when's that drain coming out? Seems a...

    Smudger, when's that drain coming out? Seems a very long time!

    DS has got my new computer built and now in joys of sorting out files, folders and email contacts, not all of which have copied over...
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    I had to take to the hard shoulder northbound on...

    I had to take to the hard shoulder northbound on M74 earlier this week. Middle lane hogger I was catching up on (but I was slowing down as no chance of getting out of lane 1 with all the traffic...
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    I've got to see one of our new Drs about checking...

    I've got to see one of our new Drs about checking on the epi pens (very allergic to both (unusual) bee and wasp stings) and we're coming up to date. The new Docs are great but know they're going to...
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    I do like the mobile phone when away but that's...

    I do like the mobile phone when away but that's only for texts and calls to home or in emergency. Don't have Internet on phone, but do have sims for three networks (and quite often none of them...
  17. Thread: Sad people!

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    Snowball, the discussion is not about aggressive...

    Snowball, the discussion is not about aggressive or inappropriate driving to road conditions, it is about inconsiderate driving. I know you'd not consider ignoring the rules of single track roads...
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    That's lovely of you, Motman. Well done. As a...

    That's lovely of you, Motman. Well done.

    As a kid, remember on the old A9, two lorry drivers blocking the road - it was at a 90r under railway and then 90l - both ways to allow a family of ducks...
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    That's very sad, Smudger. It's happened here...

    That's very sad, Smudger. It's happened here too. Postcodes outside the villages are useless. It was only a very few years ago that Morvern on the mainland got its own postcode - prior to that it...
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    Thanks, Smudger, for the support. It is...

    Thanks, Smudger, for the support. It is difficult for people in other parts of the country to realise just how remote we are from emergency care and whilst I know some on here live in very rural...
  21. Thread: Sad people!

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    EEK! What's happened to my reply - have the...

    EEK! What's happened to my reply - have the gremlins struck again?

    No, Santa, we don't call tourists gremlims - if fact I know of no name for tourists other then tourists in Scotland.

    A...
  22. Gentlemen, calm down dears - as some of you have...

    Gentlemen, calm down dears - as some of you have said to me. I don't condone the OP's actions and not being a police officer or legal bod, can't comment on whether it's a dangerous driving and...
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    I live on a Scottish island with mainly single...

    I live on a Scottish island with mainly single track roads with passing places and I can assure you that some of those roads, which are incidentally outside the villages are 60 and a few can be...
  24. Totally agree with that, Smudger!!

    Totally agree with that, Smudger!!
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    Hi and welcome to the forum! I wonder if you'd...

    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    I wonder if you'd like to expand on your post as it's a bit ambiguous. You say you were looking for a more sedate level of driving in the Highlands. Why should you...
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