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  1. I think you can safely accept that there is no...

    I think you can safely accept that there is no rule that gives a bus driver priority over any other vehicle in how that bus is driven in relation to other road users. Even the emergency services,...
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    Just been reading an article on the BBC's...

    Just been reading an article on the BBC's website, on their "5 live investigates" programme. Senior police officers themselves take a dim view of the behaviour by insurers such as Admiral. They...
  3. H.C. Rule 223 states: "Buses, coaches and trams....

    H.C. Rule 223 states:
    "Buses, coaches and trams.
    Give priority to these vehicles when you can do so safely, especially when they signal to pull away from a stop. Look out for people getting off a...
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    Well, Beelzebub, based on the observations in my...

    Well, Beelzebub, based on the observations in my previous post (#8), I would not declare the attendance of such a course. If the courts are satisfied that attending the course is sufficient to quash...
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    I think it depends on how the official...

    I think it depends on how the official confidentiality exists between between the police and the legal system. If conveyance of a "leak" to the insurance companies was deemed to be an unlawful act,...
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    That a fact??? If a course is attended,...

    That a fact??? If a course is attended, resulting in there being no fines, points, or licence endorsement, then I cannot see where the insured person needs to provide such information. Surely the...
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    A driver should be approaching the lights in...

    A driver should be approaching the lights in readiness to brake at the white line if the change to amber gives him/her time to do so.

    In deciding whether or not to stop has nothing to do with...
  8. If passage through the gap reduced by the parked...

    If passage through the gap reduced by the parked vehicle(s) prevented two vehicles from passing at the same time then, yes, it would have been correct for the bus to be given the priority to go...
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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...
  12. 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!
  13. 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...
  17. Thread: Help

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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...
  22. Thread: Help

    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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