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  1. I tend to agree with smudger - you did seem to...

    I tend to agree with smudger - you did seem to take too long to react. Dashcams are great for use in evidence, but they do also pick up on your own slip-ups.
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    Thanks, smudger. I've put it in my diary this...

    Thanks, smudger. I've put it in my diary this time. Reckon having one is a wise move and going to follow your example.
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    smudger, I have lost the details ref your dashcam...

    smudger, I have lost the details ref your dashcam - would you mind repeating the details as I am considering buying one - threads like this are the prompt. regards, Snowball.
    Sorry about the...
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    Hi, Nait5, sorry to hear of your incident. You...

    Hi, Nait5, sorry to hear of your incident. You say there was an oncoming car in the right lane waiting to turn right. If I am understanding you correctly, the car that you hit must have been...
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    Like your last sentence, Santa. Rather a case of...

    Like your last sentence, Santa. Rather a case of the driver setting him-/herself up for aggravation.
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    Sounds like good advice. If the van belongs to...

    Sounds like good advice. If the van belongs to your employer, they and their insurers decide what course to take.
    The circumstances of the collision are not very well documented.
    (a)Were you...
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    An acquaintance of ours had number plates where...

    An acquaintance of ours had number plates where the characters were of a hand written style. at MoT, the tester refused to MoT the car until it had 'proper' number plates. He said that, whilst...
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    It's a pity that they weren't independent...

    It's a pity that they weren't independent witnesses - it would have strengthened his case. Why a claim 9 months later? That woman could have had accidental damage to her car (by either herself or...
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    If it goes through the insurers I'll bet on a...

    If it goes through the insurers I'll bet on a 50/50 blame.
  10. If this was a supermarket car park, any fine is,...

    If this was a supermarket car park, any fine is, I think, doubtful to be legally enforceable - particularly so if the car park wasn't full. I feel that I have also seen some form of legal expression...
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    Too true. I made a small scratch on my last...

    Too true. I made a small scratch on my last car's tailgate due to opening it in the garage and it scuffed on the inside of the up-and-over door catch as I rummaged in the boot. The estimate for...
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    In general I would agree with Loony. However, it...

    In general I would agree with Loony. However, it does depend on how your partner was reversing - we live near a school and daily see parents performing reversing acts which contain very little in...
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    The precise requirements by an insurer are that...

    The precise requirements by an insurer are that you inform them of every instance where you are involved in any form of collision with a third party. In this case the third party's insurer has...
  14. I feel very sorry for Adam's family, and cannot...

    I feel very sorry for Adam's family, and cannot adequately describe the revulsion I feel towards the offender.
    Although the registered keeper (previous owner) had sold the car, did he not go...
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    I view the concept of driverless cars similar to...

    I view the concept of driverless cars similar to those that can 'self park' - another toy for the gimmick-conscious. There are several reasons why I personally would not buy such a car:
    (1) Nobody...
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    Armitages Trailer & Towbar Specialists have an...

    Armitages Trailer & Towbar Specialists have an interesting website on the subject. One point made is that a car towed on an A-frame will not snake as does a trailer. There isn't any comment about...
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    Back to vehicle warranties, I have had two...

    Back to vehicle warranties, I have had two Volkswagens from new, and paid out for a 4-year service and maintenance warranty. With the first vehicle, going in for service just before the end of the...
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    smudger, I think that Trading Standards laws and...

    smudger, I think that Trading Standards laws and 'fitness for purpose' extend well beyond what manufacturer/dealership warranties offer. If the small print includes 'this does not affect your...
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    Does look expensive, Santa, but for anyone...

    Does look expensive, Santa, but for anyone running one of the larger motorhomes and pulling a car this would be small potatoes. And much more convenient for being able to leave the motorhome on...
  20. Thread: Rudi

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    From what we have been told I would agree that...

    From what we have been told I would agree that the car should not be on the road. But the OP has not actually said that it is still on the road, and we can only guess the reason why he is asking the...
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    Many of the later A-frames have an attachment...

    Many of the later A-frames have an attachment (may be Bowden cable) which links to an adapter in the braking system of the car, and is operated by the tow hitch being compressed. This makes the...
  22. Thread: Rudi

    by Snowball
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    I suppose it's difficult to guess what a poster's...

    I suppose it's difficult to guess what a poster's agenda is when he/she first comes onto the forum. Wiping off a whole thread can be disadvantageous if some of the responding posters have entered...
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    In reality, FJ, a car on an A-frame can be...

    In reality, FJ, a car on an A-frame can be reversed - it just requires the user to take the trouble to learn the skill. But some don't bother and others may well be unable to learn. It is a...
  24. Thread: Wipers

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    Wiper failure can be due to several things: ...

    Wiper failure can be due to several things: Control on steering column worn or a contact broken, faulty connection at any point in the relevant cables in the wiring loom, failed fuse, or wiper motor...
  25. Thread: Rudi

    by Snowball
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    Given the type of collision described, I think...

    Given the type of collision described, I think the problem would apply to any make of car. I take the same view as smudger, steer clear of being involved in collisions and avoid the resultant hassle.
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