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    That made me laugh. When I had my first car I...

    That made me laugh. When I had my first car I had to garage it some way from home, then ride back home on my bike. One dark night, fairly late, I was riding home when a cop jumped out in front of...
  2. Yeah, probably look like Bud Flannigan - just...

    Yeah, probably look like Bud Flannigan - just missing the straw boater with the broken rim!


    Dennis, they can't man many of the stations they already have - often just an emergency telephone for...
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    Santa, the "knew he knew" argument isn't really...

    Santa, the "knew he knew" argument isn't really the point - cops are supposed to be precise. As to "knowing how to react", would it be wise for the cop to risk digging a deeper hole for himself? ...
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    With resect, Santa, our son did not give a...

    With resect, Santa, our son did not give a "smart" answer. He was asked if he had been drinking - not if he had taken any alcoholic drink - therefore his simple answer of "yes" was quite correct. ...
  5. Thread: car accident

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    If you braked immediately you saw the vehicle...

    If you braked immediately you saw the vehicle coming the wrong way, then it would seem to follow that it was the icy road which prevented your braking from being properly effective, and your two cars...
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    Quite a few years ago, driving home on his...

    Quite a few years ago, driving home on his motorcycle after visiting us, our son was randomly stopped by a constable, and was asked, "have you been drinking?" Our son said that he had, and was made...
  7. My first comment is that, even accepting that you...

    My first comment is that, even accepting that you had hit the car in front first, that is irrelevant to the car behind you not being able to stop before hitting your car. That driver was driving too...
  8. Thread: advice needed

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    Hard to say. My handbook does warn not to...

    Hard to say. My handbook does warn not to overfill the engine oil sump. As far as I know, it causes a problem with the turbo.
  9. A few years ago I had an Italian guy trying to...

    A few years ago I had an Italian guy trying to sell me fur coats on the St George's retail car park in Leicester. His excuse was that he needed cash to get back home to Italy. The coats 'looked'...
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    Could be anything these days - some HGVs are...

    Could be anything these days - some HGVs are festooned with blue lights on their front. How do they get away with it?
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    He may be diversified in a way that prevents him...

    He may be diversified in a way that prevents him from suffering, and could still be in the minority. One swallow doesn't make
    a summer, Santa.
  12. I always fill up so as not to need to refuel on a...

    I always fill up so as not to need to refuel on a motorway. The exception to this is when I am towing our caravan - the convenience then outweighs the extra cost per litre. Towing or solo, we carry...
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    The supermarket fuel stations will probably...

    The supermarket fuel stations will probably survive unscathed, but some privately-owned garages with pumps have already indicated a possible move to stop selling fuel - some whose viability relies on...
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    In my post of 23/12/14 I commented that oil...

    In my post of 23/12/14 I commented that oil prices going too low could result in the producers leaving it in the ground, causing shortages. Could recent redundancies by BP in the North Sea be a...
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    Just before New Year, I filled up with diesel at...

    Just before New Year, I filled up with diesel at our local (East Midlands) Sainsbury's - 1.19.9/litre - to go down to Hampshire, and I noticed fuel was significantly lower than usual here.
    Coming...
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    Having taken another look at the video, I notice...

    Having taken another look at the video, I notice that there are two sets of traffic lights, each with three lanes in vickymo's carriageway, and the road narrows to two lanes AFTER the second set of...
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    Personally, in stationary traffic I stop at least...

    Personally, in stationary traffic I stop at least half a car length from the vehicle in front. But, providing you don't bump the vehicle in front, there isn't a minimum distance for stationary...
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    Well, vickymo, only you yourself really know...

    Well, vickymo, only you yourself really know whether or not you could have avoided the incident by employing a different reaction. Thankfully, you did not suffer any personal injuries, and I do hope...
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    It is obvious for anyone who cares to be alert...

    It is obvious for anyone who cares to be alert that many of these road marking have failings that cause more confusion than they resolve, and in some cases actively contribute to collisions. The...
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    I do not entirely agree with this view. ...

    I do not entirely agree with this view. Elsewhere on the forum I have commented upon the discrepancies in these white arrows. The video example clearly shows the problem. In congested traffic,...
  21. In my early engineering years I worked for a...

    In my early engineering years I worked for a small company where I designed conversion work for Land Rovers. This included electrical generating equipment which operated via the centre power...
  22. Beelzebub is right. With other vehicles and...

    Beelzebub is right. With other vehicles and witnesses in the vicinity, it would have been better if you had just stopped, locked your car doors, and sat there. It would have given witnesses and...
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    Agreed, and it might be a good idea to have a...

    Agreed, and it might be a good idea to have a word with the police on the matter. Deliberate fraud is a criminal offence.
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    1. If the insurer writes it off, you should be...

    1. If the insurer writes it off, you should be offered market value - that's the selling price at dealerships, not dealer's trade-in figure. This is providing your husband has Comprehensive cover. ...
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    I haven't got a motorcycle entitlement on my...

    I haven't got a motorcycle entitlement on my driving licence, but I am allowed to ride a moped with a maximum engine size of 50 c.c.
    Type in 'driving licence categories, then scroll down to...
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