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by Postboxer
30 Oct 2013, 8:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: This made me sad on several levels
Replies: 93
Views: 8890

Re: This made me sad on several levels

I can't believe the passenger wasn't called as a witness, what were the prosecution doing? Even though they may be on the defendant's side. The parent's letter also states that the defendant admitted being in the oncoming lane when the collision occurred. Find it hard to understand how the jury foun...
by Postboxer
29 Oct 2013, 12:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Discarded cycling items
Replies: 18
Views: 2862

Re: Discarded cycling items

My brother found an inflatable dinghy discarded at the roadside, took it home, inflated it, fixed a small puncture, listed it on ebay, £200 up.

It all just seems so mindless sometimes. I wish I had a litter launcher on my car to fire exploding grenades of litter into offending cars.
by Postboxer
26 Oct 2013, 12:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jumping red lights.
Replies: 89
Views: 5815

Re: Jumping red lights.

Time penalties would be good to stop speeders and red light jumpers, don't know how to work it though, maybe deflate your tyres, hide your keys in a haystack?
by Postboxer
25 Oct 2013, 3:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jumping red lights.
Replies: 89
Views: 5815

Re: Jumping red lights.

I have however heard of several stories where persistent speeders get to keep their licences despite having more than 12 points, stating they need their car for their job. Clearly they should think about this when they've been caught for the third time and already have 9 points.
by Postboxer
25 Oct 2013, 3:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jumping red lights.
Replies: 89
Views: 5815

Re: Jumping red lights.

I always think for persistent problem parkers, the fines should double each time, or to inconvenience the, presumable rich offenders, parking officers should carry a special hammer to imprint 'don't park here' in the middle of the car bonnet, or on all the panels.
by Postboxer
25 Oct 2013, 1:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I hope he loses
Replies: 17
Views: 2952

Re: I hope he loses

Coupled with the fact that they couldn't breathalyze him, they should assume he was way over the limit. The sentence for fleeing the scene should assume the worst.
by Postboxer
25 Oct 2013, 1:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I hope he loses
Replies: 17
Views: 2952

Re: I hope he loses

I've just read this too, surprised the sentence is so short.
by Postboxer
25 Oct 2013, 8:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bonnet surfing
Replies: 100
Views: 17433

Re: Bonnet surfing

I think the self checkout should come with a discount for doing their job for them.
by Postboxer
24 Oct 2013, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jumping red lights.
Replies: 89
Views: 5815

Re: Jumping red lights.

I think it helps motorists attitudes if they see cyclists are being held to account, rather than thinking cyclists are the enemy who do what they want and get away with it.
by Postboxer
24 Oct 2013, 10:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Accident with rental car - advice please
Replies: 48
Views: 9260

Re: Accident with rental car - advice please

I used to work settling car insurance claims, but not personal injury ones. Assuming you haven't got any lasting injuries then I don't think any personal injury claim would be enough to trigger costs, so No Win No Fee solicitors won't be interested. I don't fully understand the accident circumstance...
by Postboxer
18 Oct 2013, 10:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Train fares
Replies: 60
Views: 5908

Re: Train fares

The same discussion seems to come up time and time again regarding how illogical train fares seem to be. Wish they'd just sort them out. If the train is meant to be the way forward, then it should always be cheaper than it would cost to drive, then cheaper still for off-peak, in advance, season tick...
by Postboxer
18 Oct 2013, 10:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Train fares
Replies: 60
Views: 5908

Re: Train fares

Looking at the mileage, from Manchester to Land's End and back would cost me under £100 in diesel.
by Postboxer
18 Oct 2013, 4:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hazard Warning Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 2632

Re: Hazard Warning Lights

Don't think I'd ever overtake a moving car that had it's hazards on, as I wouldn't know what the hazard was, if it had a fault, it's brakes might not be working, it's steering might be defective and it might be about to swerve all over the road, one of it's wheels might have come off etc etc...
by Postboxer
18 Oct 2013, 3:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Level crossing RLJ
Replies: 81
Views: 7869

Re: Level crossing RLJ

How much is a train operator fined for running late?
by Postboxer
16 Oct 2013, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bonnet surfing
Replies: 100
Views: 17433

Re: Bonnet surfing

The thing I worry about is the people you see who can't see over the steering wheel, surely it wouldn't be hard to introduce a rule saying you should be able to see the ground x metres in front of your vehicle. Also, drivers with Sat Nav's and phones stuck right in the centre of their windscreens.