General Chat Thread, EduTech Car Shafted! Literally! in General; Originally Posted by ljlbray
The police aren't psychic, you actually have to call them to let them know a crash ...
16th December 2009, 12:36 PM #31
from the OP
Originally Posted by ljlbray
certainly sounds like he made the effort to contact them and they weren't interested.
On a seperate note, Emergency Services didn't care one bit! asked if i was okay and asked if i knew any details of the other cars (yeah like i am going to take note of there registration when i'm nealy at deaths door) so they just tell me to secure my car and report it to my local police station with 24hours.
16th December 2009, 12:48 PM #32
Originally Posted by SC-UK
Thats the kind of thing the courts get extremely snitty about: because its blatantly trying to get out of the contract of insurance. Of course when your 17 you don't feel up to kicking the insurance company in court. I heard of a similar one where they claimed the car was not properly insured as its was modified. Of course how the forth owner was supposed to know the original spec out of the factory was for steel wheels as opposed to alloy was not clear. The courts read the company the riot act.
16th December 2009, 12:49 PM #33
EduGeek car sticker?
Looks a bit of a mess, I agree James.
16th December 2009, 12:55 PM #34
Emergency Services Contact
Originally Posted by SteveBentley
It sounds like he rang the emergency service, said he wasn't injured, so the police therefore don't blue light out - they only do to injured parties. You should report crashes seperately to the police station for non injured parties. They respond to take a survey of damaged roadside furniture.
16th December 2009, 12:59 PM #35
And on a side note, this is why I started driving a huge Pajero 4x4.
(I had to stop as I can't afford 24MPG)
Because when the idiot(s) comes toward you there is a very large chance they will loose very very badly in the resulting collision. Not something I would loose any sleep over, nor would it stop me suing the creep estate for restitution to my scratched paint!
Part of the problem is a vast increase in cars, increase in the power of said cars and a huge reduction in social care. Its not universal, and its not just the young nor is it new. But the combination seems to be making for a very dangerous set of roads. (so much for new driving tests btw)
So yes I try to drive well, I absolutely do not speed in residential, I would try hard to avoid an accident - but faced with two cars side by side, lights off and head-on, I would aim for the middle. In a large car with the 17% factor in my favor - the statistics for accidents are I will get less damage than trying to doge an taking spin or side impact. If that means they wind up in a coffin for their stupidity - well it means no repetitive faults doesn't it.
Darwin has it right.
16th December 2009, 01:24 PM #36
Agreed! Our 2001 Pug 306 Estate is still going strong with 150,000 miles under it's belt! Looks like you are lucky, your car is a bit of a mess, must of been one hell of a shunt!
Originally Posted by Gibbo
16th December 2009, 01:31 PM #37
This may be tongue in cheek but if not then I assume the insurance company will want it, or at least want to look at it.
Originally Posted by EduTech
16th December 2009, 01:32 PM #38
What about the building you hit? Your insurance company will need to pay the damage for that aswell...
16th December 2009, 01:34 PM #39
Glad to hear you are OK! That is a right mess there.
How can they refuse to cover you if it wasn't your fault though?
16th December 2009, 01:37 PM #40
Hugs and kisses sweetie. Hope you are ok.
16th December 2009, 01:42 PM #41
Hmm, I wonder if I should smash my car up?
Originally Posted by RingOfFlame
16th December 2009, 01:43 PM #42
now, now - you might give Simon from CPLTD ideas tsk tsk lol
Originally Posted by TheLibrarian
16th December 2009, 01:44 PM #43
Simon is as big a flirt as me?
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
16th December 2009, 01:45 PM #44
From what I understand only if there is an injury.
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
16th December 2009, 01:46 PM #45
now now Simon is a very happily engaged Dude with a very beautiful Dude'ess lol
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