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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 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljlbray View Post
    The police aren't psychic, you actually have to call them to let them know a crash has happened? Or just rely on someone else to do it for you...

    No Offence to the injured party, just the anti police loons who always jump on the wagon to slate the force that keeps our country in order...
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    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.
    certainly sounds like he made the effort to contact them and they weren't interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC-UK View Post
    Anything to get out of paying out eh?

    A mate of mine had a Fiesta when we were 17, nothing special by any means, but he had put a load of stickers/graphics all over the sides. Some of these designs were considered as advertising when he had an accident, and hence the car was obviously being used for business purposes (which it wasn't). Not only did they not pay out on the claim, but he got done with having something like unrepresentative insurance. I can't remember the exact term, it wasn't no insurance, but the penalties were exactly the same.

    Glad to hear your all right though James, road collisions are never a nice thing.

    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.

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    EduGeek car sticker?

    Looks a bit of a mess, I agree James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
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    certainly sounds like he made the effort to contact them and they weren't interested.

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Get another 306, they're great! I'm on my fifth!
    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!

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post

    P.S. if anyone wants a Pug 306 V Reg 1999 they can happily come and take it i suppose it is still usefull for parts.
    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.

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    What about the building you hit? Your insurance company will need to pay the damage for that aswell...

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    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?

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    Hugs and kisses sweetie. Hope you are ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame View Post
    Hugs and kisses sweetie. Hope you are ok.
    Hmm, I wonder if I should smash my car up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLibrarian View Post
    Hmm, I wonder if I should smash my car up?
    now, now - you might give Simon from CPLTD ideas tsk tsk lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    now, now - you might give Simon from CPLTD ideas tsk tsk lol
    Simon is as big a flirt as me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I thought Police had to attend all road traffic accidents? (
    From what I understand only if there is an injury.

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    now now Simon is a very happily engaged Dude with a very beautiful Dude'ess lol

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