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Running this one up the flagpole to see who salutes... 

I just don't remember this being a thing until recently, now it seems a daily occurrence.
Could it be that there are drivers not up to the job, too many cars; should houses be made to ride in single file, shops put on high viz, why are we putting newer buildings in danger like this, it's irresponsible. 
 

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18649201.car-crash-wall-iceland-s...

'A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "Dorset Police was called at 12.48pm on Thursday, August 13, to a report of a collision involving a car and a wall outside Iceland on Poole Road in Bournemouth.

"It is reported that the vehicle was also in collision with a pedestrian, but they did not require medical treatment." ' 

 

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mdavidford replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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I'm surprised they spoke to the driver, rather than just issuing a letter.

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Sriracha replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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I'm sure the police have got a handle on it. I wonder if the driver will find himself in the slammer?

Nah, a decent lawyer will be able to argue that he was framed.

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Sriracha replied to Tom_77 | 3 years ago
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Another car with agency, according to the report.

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ktache replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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Hirsute replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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A good candidate for what happened next.

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Hirsute replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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That looks rather a fast car for an 18 year old to drive.

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ktache replied to Drinfinity | 3 years ago
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There are lots of deleted comments, some proper nastiness below the line in Bolton.

But this one was a beauty-

No description of the driver as he had a Baklava covering his face  1

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wycombewheeler replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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did he close the deal? 

... 62mph in a 50mph limit on the Dorset Way in Poole.

Hardly impressive, even the austin metro could do 62mph. Performance cars all just so pointless, just about every car on the road is limited by driver consience (sadly) not car performance.

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ktache replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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Shocking.

Very rare to have the idiot fiming their own stupidity.

 

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Hirsute replied to Simon E | 3 years ago
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David9694 replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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McLaren driver aquaplanes and crashes on A31 in Hampshire

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18973752.car-aquaplanes-crashes-tree-a3...

 

 

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David9694 replied to AlsoSomniloquism | 3 years ago
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Here's the full picture from the Echo website - what on Earth is all that gunge on the windscreen, where's it from?  The ponies were in the road hoovering up the salt, so is it from the collision?

"Hampshire county councillor David Harrison, a member of the National Park Authority, listed several measures that have already been implemented in a bid to reduce the number of animal accidents in the district.

He added: “I think if there was an easy answer to stopping incidents like this, steps would have already been taken.” - average speed cameras, Cllr Harrison?"

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mdavidford replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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To be fair, they were just trying to get to car park 9 3/4.

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Sriracha replied to Mungecrundle | 3 years ago
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The Swan Inn has been struck by a car five times in four years, the landlady said

The car can't be a pretty sight!

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hawkinspeter replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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ktache wrote:

Did you manage to catch the squirrel story HP?

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-familys-frantic-...

Nope - I didnt' see that. Thanks for the heads up.

I'm surprised that it's illegal to release grey squirrels in Bristol at least - there's loads in the parks around me.

I did come across glowing squirrels the other day: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/01/flying-squirrels-fluorescent-secretly-glow-pink/

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David9694 replied to wycombewheeler | 3 years ago
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..not to mention traffic.

Why bother with your £25000 -sorry-  £450/month for 36 months "performance" car, unless you live in a car advert. 

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Hirsute replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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Blood and guts

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David9694 replied to Sriracha | 3 years ago
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a regular, you might say.

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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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"Did I leave the landing light on?"

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David9694 replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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https://www.advertiserandtimes.co.uk/letter-visible

car drivers - "it's not our fault, they should be wearing high viz"

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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David9694 wrote:

"Did I leave the landing light on?"

I hope so

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ktache replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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It's not about "speeding", though we know how often speed limits are actually observed, but going too fast for the conditions and to be able to stop in time when seeing an obstruction, in this case 4 ponies.

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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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Nom, nom, nom

an airliner - we used to have those didn't we

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Hirsute replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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I suppose there is some truth in that. Drivers may slow down if they see something unexpected ahead. But as my photo a few posts earlier shows, you get some who don't slow despite the road markings and chevron signage.

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David9694 replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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David9694 replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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I don't think it would have been published if it was. They always warn "distressing images".

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David9694 replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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Hirsute replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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He was blinded by oncoming lights ??

I like the way one of the comments explains why at 40 mph it is not possible to stop within the distance illuminated by dipped lights...

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Sriracha replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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He was blinded by oncoming lights ??

I like the way one of the comments explains why at 40 mph it is not possible to stop within the distance illuminated by dipped lights...

That is assuming you even use the brakes. Judging by the state of the car he never bothered.

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David9694 replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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fencing, lighting reflective collars: anything to deflect from drivers' competence and behaviour. The car-led sub-urbanisation of the New Forest. 

There was an Echo report on a hit and run on the Twin Sails bridge in Poole - I'd just got into challenging Mr "ah, but was he wearing the relevant safety equipment?" when the paper turned off commenting and with that, all the comments disappeared. Too much speculation, I guess. 

Perhaps it's time to create a dedicated hit and run thread, maybe start again on this one?

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