Duke In Rollover

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Duke In Rollover

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Jan 2019, 6:11pm

Hi,
Maybe time to call it a day?
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby mercalia » 17 Jan 2019, 6:23pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Maybe time to call it a day?


I hope HE wasnt driving? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: at his age. You notice the news dont say that? or not

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby bikepacker » 17 Jan 2019, 6:36pm

He was driving. A neighbour of mine still drives she is 97 and is one of the most careful drivers I encounter around here. Everyday she takes her dogs up to Worcester Woods to exercise them.
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jan 2019, 6:41pm

For a minute there I thought he'd won the lottery :shock:

He was driving and I have problem with that if he's capable,there's a lot younger people who I wouldn't trust drive sheep!

I'm no royalist but I hope he's ok as a shock like that at his age could kill him.
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby roubaixtuesday » 17 Jan 2019, 8:08pm

Sorry, but IMHO it's an absolute disgrace that a 97yo with a house full of servants is driving a high powered vehicle on public roads. It's not as if being chauffeured would harm his lifestyle.

My brother was knocked off his bike by an old and clearly not capable driver.

Driving should be seen as a responsibility, not a right.

He should be investigated and prosecuted if appropriate.

Older drivers should have mandatory retests (as should all drivers, but particularly those at high risk).

Shocking.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Cunobelin » 17 Jan 2019, 9:38pm

The bias against older drivers has been discussed before.....

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Cunobelin » 17 Jan 2019, 9:44pm

Rather than ill-informed conjecture to fit an agenda, howzabout actually waiting for the Police Report into the accident

No-one actually knows what happened

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jan 2019, 9:46pm

Cunobelin wrote:Rather than ill-informed conjecture to fit an agenda, howzabout actually waiting for the Police Report into the accident

No-one actually knows what happened

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Bonefishblues » 17 Jan 2019, 10:02pm

On BBC news now.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Bonefishblues » 17 Jan 2019, 10:07pm

Strong inference that he was the party at fault

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby roubaixtuesday » 17 Jan 2019, 10:15pm

I made no conjecture as to the cause of the accident.

The points hold regardless.

If anyone wishes to drive on public roads at that age, they should be subject to frequent testing.

It's not credible that many people at that age are fit to drive. If they they are, fine, but they should have to prove it.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Tangled Metal » 17 Jan 2019, 10:33pm

Don't you have to reapply for tie licence every 5 years from 70 years of age? The form gets you to confirm you're fit to drive. So the checking is in place.

I say that system should apply to everyone. Actually I thought there was something in law about every driver being responsible to hand in their licence if they believe they're unfit to drive. Correct me if one wrong but if that's the truth I expect there are loads of licences being handed over every week by young lads in small cars as well as 70+ year olds.

As to the Duke. He semi retired a couple of years ago on. Health grounds. He's had several health issues over recent years, a hip transplant and to be seemed like he's been heading into infirmity for a few years now. It surprised me to hear he still drives cars on public roads (what he does on private lands owned by his missus is up to him) because of the last few appearances. In his position there's no reason to risk driving yourself. The 97 year old neighbour of one poster on here probably doesn't have servants, chauffeurs and police security detail so could drive for her like the Duke has.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby mjr » 17 Jan 2019, 10:35pm

Reporters appear to be standing in the mouth of the lane to St Felix Chapel, which is the quietest arm of that crossroads by some way. The vehicles after impact appear to have landed on National Cycle Route 1 here: https://osm.org/go/0EUjxQr26-?layers=C&m= geo:52.80869,0.48473

Only a verge protects the cycleway just there (mostly it is behind trees). It seems like only luck that they didn't hit a cyclist.
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby PDQ Mobile » 17 Jan 2019, 11:39pm

reohn2 wrote:For a minute there I thought he'd won the lottery :shock:

Made me laugh.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Jan 2019, 11:57pm

Hi,
Not read recent news online but on radio Duke has been breathalysed as has the other driver, two women receiving treatment for cuts.
Me at 60 have noticed my reactions are slower than they used to be, I cant react quickly enough physically.
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