Duke In Rollover

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Bowedw » 19 Jan 2019, 9:18pm

A highish vehicle struck from on the side and moving presumably at an angle to go left or right would easily pop over, witness the number of vans blown over by high winds that make the news periodically.
I am no Royalist but have no issue with the fact that he may have been seen sooner than others. Just his age alone would have given him priority.
The jumped up so called local so called councillors in local government etc are the ones that abuse their position are the ones that get up my nose.
With regard to older drivers, why should he not drive if he meets the criteria and does not cheat on his licence renewal form. The worse drivers I see are young mothers on the school run, in fact, driving standards all around seem to be at an all time low and probably will get worse.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Cunobelin » 19 Jan 2019, 10:23pm

mercalia wrote:so he is back driving



.... no actual reasons as yet why he shouldn't

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Cunobelin » 19 Jan 2019, 10:31pm

Bowedw wrote:A highish vehicle struck from on the side and moving presumably at an angle to go left or right would easily pop over, witness the number of vans blown over by high winds that make the news periodically.
I am no Royalist but have no issue with the fact that he may have been seen sooner than others. Just his age alone would have given him priority.
The jumped up so called local so called councillors in local government etc are the ones that abuse their position are the ones that get up my nose.
With regard to older drivers, why should he not drive if he meets the criteria and does not cheat on his licence renewal form. The worse drivers I see are young mothers on the school run, in fact, driving standards all around seem to be at an all time low and probably will get worse.


Rollover issues are a well established problem with Range Rovers

IIRC the vehicle that crashed has a level of armour plating so would be even heavier and more likely to roll than a standard model

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby roubaixtuesday » 19 Jan 2019, 10:46pm

Cunobelin wrote:
mercalia wrote:so he is back driving



.... no actual reasons as yet why he shouldn't


Seriously??

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby kylecycler » 20 Jan 2019, 12:13am

Cunobelin wrote:
Bowedw wrote:A highish vehicle struck from on the side and moving presumably at an angle to go left or right would easily pop over, witness the number of vans blown over by high winds that make the news periodically.
I am no Royalist but have no issue with the fact that he may have been seen sooner than others. Just his age alone would have given him priority.
The jumped up so called local so called councillors in local government etc are the ones that abuse their position are the ones that get up my nose.
With regard to older drivers, why should he not drive if he meets the criteria and does not cheat on his licence renewal form. The worse drivers I see are young mothers on the school run, in fact, driving standards all around seem to be at an all time low and probably will get worse.


Rollover issues are a well established problem with Range Rovers

IIRC the vehicle that crashed has a level of armour plating so would be even heavier and more likely to roll than a standard model

That's an excellent point. When Volvo, who of course have always focussed on safety, were testing their first 4x4 prototype, they were shocked by how easy it was to roll over - it would be sliding sideways on ice at no speed at all then it would hit a kerb sideways and flip over.

Something that came to mind when the Duke said he was blinded by the sun: what about his eyesight? Well, apparently he took a Police eye test today and passed - FWIW - it quite possibly doesn't take into consideration light sensitivity, but I wouldn't know about that.

I think the outcome of all of this will be that the police will have a quiet word in the Prince's/Palace's ear to the effect that if he surrenders his licence they won't prosecute him for causing the collision.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Jan 2019, 5:31am

kylecycler wrote:. . When Volvo, who of course have always focussed on safety
..

Safety for those in volvos, not outside :(
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Bonefishblues » 20 Jan 2019, 7:50am

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:
mercalia wrote:so he is back driving



.... no actual reasons as yet why he shouldn't


Seriously??

It appears that he was driving on estate roads.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Oldjohnw » 20 Jan 2019, 8:08am

I'm not sure it wise if the Duke was driving on public roads but is there anything, other than wisdom, to stop him?
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Jan 2019, 8:12am

The estate is so big that normal* public roads go through it
Doubtless there is a private area

* normal for Norfolk :wink:
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby roubaixtuesday » 20 Jan 2019, 8:29am

Bonefishblues wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:

.... no actual reasons as yet why he shouldn't


Seriously??

It appears that he was driving on estate roads.


So?

If a 97yo relative of mine had just rolled his car over, I wouldn't want him back behind the wheel rapidly, estate roads or not.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Jan 2019, 8:33am

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Seriously??

It appears that he was driving on estate roads.


So?

If a 97yo relative of mine had just rolled his car over, I wouldn't want him back behind the wheel rapidly, estate roads or not.

Right again
Some old people accept it is time to stop
Some do not, they insist on driving

More controls and legislation are needed, yes, more laws :wink:
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Canuk » 20 Jan 2019, 8:56am

I see he's just been caught driving again without a seat belt not 48hrs after the accident and the police have had a word.

If this was you or I we'd get a fine. No question. Time to get rid of the whole tax evading lot of em. The very idea of a 'Royal' family is anathema in the 21st century. Stick em on a Barratt estate in Slough I say.

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Oldjohnw » 20 Jan 2019, 8:57am

I'm not aware that this was an age related event. My car as written off by being hit by twenty something driver, blinded by sunlight. Sunlight is a problem at this time of year. It can hit suddenly as you round a bend.

PS I do not support any idea that 'royalty' should be above the law.
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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby Bonefishblues » 20 Jan 2019, 9:01am

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:
Seriously??

It appears that he was driving on estate roads.


So?

If a 97yo relative of mine had just rolled his car over, I wouldn't want him back behind the wheel rapidly, estate roads or not.

Nor would I.

So?

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Re: Duke In Rollover

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Jan 2019, 9:01am

Oldjohnw wrote:I'm not aware that this was an age related event. My car as written off by being hit by twenty something driver, blinded by sunlight. Sunlight is a problem at this time of year. It can hit suddenly as you round a bend.

PS I do not support any idea that 'royalty' should be above the law.

Speed is the problem not sunlight
If one can not see far one should slow down, maybe stop or go another way
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