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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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ktache replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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I know school bus drivers have only just got off furlough but...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-54099591

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hawkinspeter replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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ktache wrote:

I know school bus drivers have only just got off furlough but...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-54099591

That's horrific

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hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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I like the re-purposed wheelie-bins!

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Tom_77 | 3 years ago
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One from the Isle of Wight. Audi, obviously.

https://onthewight.com/audi-supercar-crashes-into-wall-photos/

 

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David9694 replied to Tom_77 | 3 years ago
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I liked the contrast between the rather hum-drum backland location and the "exotic" car - one of the commenters on the article has it right - where are you going to go on the IoW?

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David9694 | 3 years ago
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Car crashes into wall and telephone pole in early hours

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18684036.car-crashes-wall-telepho...

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ktache replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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I see from the picture that neither the wall or telephone pole chose to be wearing Hi Viz.

There's the problem...

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Hirsute replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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"This wall and this telegraph pole should have made themselves more visible".

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ktache replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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Mandatory training, registration, taxation and insurance for walls and telegraph poles and this sort of thing would NEVER happen...

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David9694 replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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they blended in with the trees

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David9694 replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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It's high time that these obstructions that just hold up the traffic were removed from our streets - the schools go back in a few days' time, what will it be like then??
Bet they didn't have lights either. I mean, it's a RED CAR, did neither of them see him coming? 

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Captain Badger replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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Free-flowing roads have been gridlocked since the arrival of pop-up telegraph poles and walls. Where was the consultation? 

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wtjs replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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It's high time that these obstructions that just hold up the traffic were removed from our streets 

Agreed- hence the oath that must be uttered by those hoping to be admitted to the BMW True Owner's Club: "Could save 10 seconds on the journey, knock that hospital* down"

* Insert social housing, care home, food bank, vegetarian store etc. according to taste

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David9694 | 3 years ago
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https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18667889.van-gets-stuck-hedge-end-burge...

"A VAN driver has 'wiped out' a serving hatch at a Hampshire fast food restaurant as he drove the 'wrong way' down the drive-thru.

A witness has described the moment he saw a van drive the wrong way through the drive-thru at Burger King in Hedge End, 'wiping out' one of the serving hatches and damaging his own van."

Imagine the dire consequences of allowing bikes in!!

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TheBillder replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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Does anyone else see signs for "Drivethru" fast food joints and think "Great, can I borrow a Challenger tank and do the job properly?"

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Mungecrundle | 3 years ago
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Depressingly, crashing into and damaging a house carries a far higher punishment than crashing into and killing a person.

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/man-jailed-car-crash-ho...

Also, it now appears that sitting on your sofa at home is another activity that you might want to wear a safety helmet for.

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David9694 replied to Bowks | 3 years ago
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Wow! "According to Thames Valley Police, the driver of the Audi - who ran away after crashing the car into the pub, leaving a man in his thirties seriously injured in the passenger seat - has not yet been found."

Hitch-hiker, was he?

Audis in public houses.

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oceandweller replied to Mungecrundle | 3 years ago
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>crashing into and damaging a house carries a far higher punishment than >crashing into and killing a person

Really? The evidence? We live on a corner & have had our fence demolished twice (@ £1500 a time) by probable drunk drivers who simply reversed &  drove away. Police won't even accept a report. Our insurance company says that's the norm.

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markieteeee replied to oceandweller | 3 years ago
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"Really? The evidence?"

The link in their post shows that the man got 13 months prison, disqualified from driving for nine and half years and costs of £140 for crashing into a house.  That was evidence.

It doesn't negate the fact that the police should investigate your fence being regularly flattened of course, so it's understandable that you're angry.

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tarquin_foxglove | 3 years ago
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"Dorset Police was called at 12.48pm on Thursday, August 13, to a report of a collision involving a fist and a jaw outside Iceland on Poole Road in Bournemouth.

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

Why do Police statements have to be so convoluted to avoid any reference to the human behind the wheel?

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Cargobike | 3 years ago
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A quick search of the Derby Telegraph site reveals over half a dozen stories of cars and houses colliding over the last year.

Even more worrying is the number of cars that have ended up on their roofs in the last 6 months, considering 3 of them were in lockdown. What could drivers be doing that could distract them so much that they were unable to keep their vehicles the right way up?

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brooksby | 3 years ago
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Slightly (very?) OT, but the wands put up on Monday/Tuesday of this week to protect the cycle lane on Perry Road in central Bristol have all been knocked down/run over.  I mean, they are so very hard to see...

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David9694 replied to brooksby | 3 years ago
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I've seen a story in the Dorset Echo that an existing cycle lane on Weymouth's Dorchester Road has been widened by a whopping 30cm - I almost want there to be a derisory comment from A Gammon. 

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Hirsute replied to brooksby | 3 years ago
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Perhaps it was a wobbley cyclist.

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brooksby replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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I was riding up a hill in a high gear!  Please just let it go.

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Hirsute replied to brooksby | 3 years ago
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Sorry - just my warped sense of humour.

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brooksby replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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hirsute wrote:

Sorry - just my warped sense of humour.

"Warped", or - perchance - "wobbly"?? 

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