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  1. You didn't buy "like for like". You replaced a...

    You didn't buy "like for like". You replaced a six-year-old car with a one-year-old one!

    No one - insurance companies, courts - is going to support that. What you are entitled to is to be put back...
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    Your licence will be revoked if you reach six...

    Your licence will be revoked if you reach six points within two years of passing your test. However, points count from the date of the offence, not the date of conviction. If your six were incurred...
  4. The definition of "give way" is in The Traffic...

    The definition of "give way" is in The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002, section 25(2):

    "no vehicle shall proceed ... in a manner or at a time likely to endanger the driver of...
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    I suspect MOTman's advice is satirical. He's...

    I suspect MOTman's advice is satirical. He's having some (well-deserved) fun at Dennis W's expense. Dennis is notorious on the forum for asking bizarrely irrelevant questions and dishing out...
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    There will have been: - A fine, based on your...

    There will have been:

    - A fine, based on your weekly income. If you didn't disclose your income it's assumed to be 400 (as far as I remember).

    - A 33% discount if you pleaded guilty

    -...
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    I believe that the IAM etc. also advocate...

    I believe that the IAM etc. also advocate "straight-lining" at roundabouts for car drivers in their advanced driving training, again only providing it is safe to do so. This requires (1) good...
  8. The VIC may be a waste of money, but it's not...

    The VIC may be a waste of money, but it's not public money. The vehicle owner pays.
  9. It was VOSA, which is now DVSA. AFAIK the only...

    It was VOSA, which is now DVSA.

    AFAIK the only check they do is the VIC (Vehicle Identity Check) which has to be done before they'll issue a new V5C.

    It is only designed to confirm that the...
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    Dennis Those are almost certainly work lights...

    Dennis

    Those are almost certainly work lights rather than reversing lights. However, just as illegal!
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    You're right. Motorways are 70, or 60 if you're...

    You're right. Motorways are 70, or 60 if you're towing.

    They're all listed here https://www.gov.uk/general-rules-all-drivers-riders-103-to-158/control-of-the-vehicle-117-to-126
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    Dennis Why would the police not secure a...

    Dennis

    Why would the police not secure a conviction? The law requires you to stop, give your name and address, etc. to anyone having reasonable cause to require it, or if not to the police ASARP....
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    You MUST report it to the police "as soon as...

    You MUST report it to the police "as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case within 24 hours". You should also tell your insurers.

    There's a real risk that when the pedestrian tells his...
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    The lights stay on amber for three seconds. For...

    The lights stay on amber for three seconds. For them to turn amber as you were crossing the line, then red before you'd completely crossed it, you would have to be driving very slowly indeed or have...
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    Far be it from me to spoil a good argument with...

    Far be it from me to spoil a good argument with facts, but:

    1. Average car insurance premiums actually fell steadily between early 2011 and mid-2014, from about 850 to 575. They have risen...
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    1. I've clicked on the link, and get the option...

    1. I've clicked on the link, and get the option to sign up but not the wording of the petition. What exactly are we being asked to support?

    2. How exactly will electric bikes reduce overall CO2...
  17. Thread: Insurance

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    Yes. If you have their insurance details, you...

    Yes. If you have their insurance details, you should contact the company ASAP.
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    Dennis is half right. Some might say that is a...

    Dennis is half right. Some might say that is a step in the right direction;)

    The Traffic Signs etc. Regs do indeed say that there must be two signs (or only one in some circumstances) where the...
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    The original question was about keeping the car...

    The original question was about keeping the car on the road while uninsured, and people have correctly pointed out that you will get an automatic (80?) fine from the DVLA under the continuous...
  20. Since I have been known to castigate Dennis, it's...

    Since I have been known to castigate Dennis, it's only fair to say that on this occasion he is right.

    The exception in the Regulations is specific: " a horse that is being ridden or led", not a...
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    Dad says left: the Highway Code says right. ...

    Dad says left: the Highway Code says right.

    Which do you think the examiner would expect?
  22. I would complain to Nissan UK, since 1. Your...

    I would complain to Nissan UK, since

    1. Your contract is presumably with them, and

    2. RAC (and other breakdown companies) will take a complaint from a large corporate customer like Nissan MUCH...
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    I imagine the examiner considered that you had to...

    I imagine the examiner considered that you had to brake too harshly, i.e. unsafe, especially if there was a vehicle close behind.

    You cannot be "caught by the red light" in the junction: once you...
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    Firstly, how much clearance should you give a...

    Firstly, how much clearance should you give a parked vehicle? This question normally comes up on your first or second driving lesson.

    The standard answer is "A door's width", for obvious reasons....
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    Dennis, the world hasn't gone mad. I failed my...

    Dennis, the world hasn't gone mad.

    I failed my first test for (among other things) going too slowly in traffic. That was in October 1967.
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