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by Bonefishblues
15 Oct 2021, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Interesting look at spatial awareness amongst some drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Interesting look at spatial awareness amongst some drivers

The reason that they are turning over, and perhaps some of the reason for the problems this is causing is that there's a dropped kerb immediately before the bollard, so not only does the driver lose an important reference point in their eyeline, but it actively launches them upwards to ride up the LHS bollard.
by Bonefishblues
15 Oct 2021, 2:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Light, low geared hybrid?
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Light, low geared hybrid?

Whyte Carnaby. My wife loves hers with a passion.
by Bonefishblues
13 Oct 2021, 12:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink-drive get-out?
Replies: 33
Views: 642

Re: Drink-drive get-out?

Oldjohnw wrote: 13 Oct 2021, 12:04pm
Bonefishblues wrote: 13 Oct 2021, 11:48am Being serious for a moment, that is an astonishingly high reading.

My belief, which counts for nothing, is that she had been drinking, was fearful/expected that she would blow positive if tested, and did indeed go to her friends and (over)load to ensure an alibi.
You are very probably right, but as has been said before, that is not the basis of convictions under British law.
...is why I said "...which counts for nothing,..." as clearly as I was able :wink:
by Bonefishblues
13 Oct 2021, 11:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink-drive get-out?
Replies: 33
Views: 642

Re: Drink-drive get-out?

Being serious for a moment, that is an astonishingly high reading.

My belief, which counts for nothing, is that she had been drinking, was fearful/expected that she would blow positive if tested, and did indeed go to her friends and (over)load to ensure an alibi.
by Bonefishblues
13 Oct 2021, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink-drive get-out?
Replies: 33
Views: 642

Re: Drink-drive get-out?

ANTONISH wrote: 13 Oct 2021, 9:48am
Jdsk wrote: 12 Oct 2021, 4:44pm
ChrisP100 wrote: 12 Oct 2021, 4:22pm Does anyone honestly believe she wasn't drunk behind the wheel?
Fortunately people can't be convicted on what I think probably happened after I've read a newspaper article.

Jonathan
The report that I read seemed to imply that she had two pints of drink containing vodka - rather than two pints of vodka.
The report states that in her evidence her friend said the drinks she made were virtually neat vodka, IIRC.
by Bonefishblues
12 Oct 2021, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink-drive get-out?
Replies: 33
Views: 642

Re: Drink-drive get-out?

Postboxer wrote: 12 Oct 2021, 6:41pm I hope they refer this to social services, putting her kids in danger with the manner of her driving, then downing vodka whilst leaving the kids sat on the driveway. I also hope her employer consider whether someone who wanted to commit insurance fraud is trustworthy enough to work as an accountant.
She had a minor accident. Should all accidents with children in a car be reported to Social Services? On her account* she too was outside the house whilst necking 2 pints of vodka.
She was not committing insurance fraud. She was however likely breaching the contract she has with her insurers (which usually require all incidents to be reported, irrespective of whether a claim is made) which could well have voided her insurance.

*Whatever credibility we attribute to it.
by Bonefishblues
12 Oct 2021, 3:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink-drive get-out?
Replies: 33
Views: 642

Re: Drink-drive get-out?

ChrisP100 wrote: 12 Oct 2021, 3:21pm From what I can gather her legal team picked holes in the arrest report.

Whatever happened, she has swerved a charge that 99% of people would convicted of.
Which is reassuring, I guess.
by Bonefishblues
12 Oct 2021, 11:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drink-drive get-out?
Replies: 33
Views: 642

Re: Drink-drive get-out?

Two pints of vodka in 15 mins. Right...
by Bonefishblues
11 Oct 2021, 11:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Petty annoyances on the road....
Replies: 52
Views: 1137

Re: Petty annoyances on the road....

TimeTraveller wrote: 11 Oct 2021, 9:36am Not so clever road bike riders tell me to get a real bike not and E bike !

not even looking enough to pay attention to the 3x9 and assuming my rack and bag is a battery ... :roll:
People riding pretend e-bikes.


:lol:
by Bonefishblues
10 Oct 2021, 11:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1949
Views: 46987

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I agree. It's very reminiscent of the Britain From Above images taken from planes in the aftermath.
by Bonefishblues
8 Oct 2021, 10:00am
Forum: Electric pedal cycles
Topic: Newbie needing advice on best bike/s for my health circumstances
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Newbie needing advice on best bike/s for my health circumstances

Someone may correct me, but if power is provided without pedalling, then that becomes a licenced vehicle, not a cycle I believe.

(Which exist, of course)
by Bonefishblues
6 Oct 2021, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Right number of murders a year?
Replies: 39
Views: 663

Re: Right number of murders a year?

reohn2 wrote: 5 Oct 2021, 10:34pm
thirdcrank wrote: 5 Oct 2021, 1:28pm Uniform patrol is one of my many hobby horses, of course. As is policing by media release. How many and for how long this will continue are the questions concerned Wiltshire residents should be asking of their police "boss"

https://www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/
This is the centre of it,if people thought they'd be caught and it cost them dearly,less people would commit less crime.
The creep who killed Sarah Everard thought he would get away with this crime by the thought that the crimes he'd committed previously he'd got away with,due to the poor state of policing of the police themselves.
Apropos this case, I cannot see how anyone with any connection to the police, and most members of the general public would imagine that they could commit this crime and not be caught. There must have been some psychopathy at work that overcame the rational brain (sorry to sound so 'clinical' about something so awful)
by Bonefishblues
5 Oct 2021, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 2026
Views: 71866

Re: Is Trump Mad?

That will hurt him more than most things, I suspect.

This is striking (my bold):

The top 400 rich people on the list, however, have made money despite Covid-19, with their collective fortunes increasing by 40 per cent, a total of $4.5 trillion.
by Bonefishblues
5 Oct 2021, 10:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can You Cook & When Did You Learn?
Replies: 67
Views: 772

Re: Can You Cook & When Did You Learn?

As long as I can remember tbh, including as a pretty young child. I do most of the household's cooking - life's less stressful that way :wink: