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    TBH, don't think the forum site is fixed...

    TBH, don't think the forum site is fixed properly.

    However, if other's internet speeds are as s$$te as mine, it's almost not worth bothering to post.
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    Personal feeling only, but 50/50 sounds about...

    Personal feeling only, but 50/50 sounds about right from insurance cos' viewpoint. Unless there's evidence on roadway of excessive speed/braking etc., it's likely they'll take the easy way out.
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    Ankle-ramming is a very sore point just now,...

    Ankle-ramming is a very sore point just now, Hometune! I was hit very hard on Friday in our local Co-op (which only has one queue due to width of aisles) and thanks to a very bad tempered visitor...
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    Brain dead drivers!

    I had the misfortune to have to get back in a hurry from the lowest reaches of Galloway on Saturday owing to a family emergency. Because of my starting point I had to circuit Ayr on A77 heading north...
  5. Not just vacuum cleaners, they've got their eyes...

    Not just vacuum cleaners, they've got their eyes on toasters and kettles next!
  6. Sorry, but thanks to the exigencies of a certain...

    Sorry, but thanks to the exigencies of a certain telephone/broadband company that STILL hasn't sorted our local problems after seven months, getting on the forum is very hit and miss.

    Also very...
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    I know I get laughed at because of the extra...

    I know I get laughed at because of the extra weight but if I'm off-roading then the trolley jack comes - won't use the pathetic jack supplied and the convenient compressed air jobs don't like sharp...
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    Quite agree Snowball and I also carry a tyre...

    Quite agree Snowball and I also carry a tyre inflator and call in at first garage after a puncture to check - not that one can always rely on garage tyre machines to be any more accurate.

    Given...
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    The OP says that vehicle A was performing a 3...

    The OP says that vehicle A was performing a 3 point turn. The OP doesn't say whether vehicle A was not moving at the time. I simply think it's 50/50.
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    Snowball, leaving your spare at home and going...

    Snowball, leaving your spare at home and going onto the mainland would cost us over 400 in accommodation and ferry fares - it's a no brainer. Have a proper spare with pressures checked and the kit...
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    There's some info missing here. Personally, I'd...

    There's some info missing here. Personally, I'd not perform a 3 point turn that close to a junction. The presence of other people's driveways is irrelevant - they aren't part of the highway. It may...
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    Santa, I wasn't aware that I was suggesting that...

    Santa, I wasn't aware that I was suggesting that there's a conspiracy theory! Nor indeed do I mind using online services and never suggested that they should be in place. What is wrong is that we are...
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    Internet dropped out again!! We're all...

    Internet dropped out again!!

    We're all entitled to our opinions. I agree with DundeeDancer that the media has been less than satisfactory but would point out that the website he recommended has...
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    Dennis, I don't know if this is common or whether...

    Dennis, I don't know if this is common or whether there was some scam going on that made them check, but my insurance company checked out whether my car was taxed or not last September, can't...
  15. Cheers, Beelzebub - PHEW!!

    Cheers, Beelzebub - PHEW!!
  16. Receive RAC pension as widow of former employee....

    Receive RAC pension as widow of former employee. Saw changes last time things moved round!
  17. I'd like to know if this will affect my pension.

    I'd like to know if this will affect my pension.
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    I've always had home visits for my parents since...

    I've always had home visits for my parents since moving up here. Dad was 97 when he died and had walking problems, Mum's problems (she's now coming up for 93) altho' 13 years younger than Dad are...
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    Just over a decade ago, my son's school bus was...

    Just over a decade ago, my son's school bus was manned by a different driver every day and hadn't a clue about the route. My son (at 13) had the route sussed and was expected to sit in the front...
  20. I'm also a stunt driver - but tbh didn't have...

    I'm also a stunt driver - but tbh didn't have many options - including the car!! I definitely don't fit the subsequent description!!
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    Santa, my son is one of the unemployed though...

    Santa, my son is one of the unemployed though definitely not hanging round Oban jobcentre - what makes me sick is that I couldn't look after my mum without him, despite the max care package. And he...
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    No, we can't! Survey has closed and the link...

    No, we can't! Survey has closed and the link provided to email doesn't work!
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    You can still find them, even amongst younger...

    You can still find them, even amongst younger people. Local former roofer (car accident victim who lost his job as a result) does lots of repairs for missing tiles etc. in emergencies for us. He's...
  24. Well there's one cyclist who is going to rue the...

    Well there's one cyclist who is going to rue the day they didn't obey the rules today! Not only did she not at any time over 2 miles of single track road attempt to look behind (unlike her colleague...
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    If it's any help, though don't know current...

    If it's any help, though don't know current legislation, there's a fair few vehicles with bull bars up in Scotland - even a local cop car has them (I suspect because they do a lot of rushing around...
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