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    Talking Rough Day? Prepare to be cheered up.

    Yes, the driver is facing prosecution, but goddamn this cheered me up after a long day!



    In fact, I'm going to make this thread productive. Poll added.
    Given the opportunity, would you do the same?

    News article here:
    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/752210-y...driver-charged
    Last edited by smitho1990; 17th February 2011 at 08:20 PM. Reason: article added

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    I know this isn't quite the same but bear with me.

    I was walking home on a dark country road [I wasn't driving at the time and the last bus had gone so it was a four mile walk home for me]

    There was a path for the whole length of my journey so I felt quite happy to undertake the trip and I had made the same journey several time before.

    However on this particular evening headlights broke the darkness from behind and I heard the car's engine rev up with the driver asking for more speed from the car. As it approached I felt that there was something wrong. I looked behind me and I saw that the car had mounted the pavement and was coming toward me at speed. I had no choice other than to jump backward so that I could avoid being hit by the car.

    I landed [feet first luckily] in an ditch where the water was ankle deep and inky-black [even in the day!] I heard the unconcerned driver and passenger laughing about what they had just seen/done as they drove off at speed.

    Needless to say I got very messy extracting myself from the ditch.

    That was more than 20 years ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday. I never felt that I was in any particular danger I just felt that it was a pointless act.

    I feel the same way about deliberately driving through puddles to splash pedestrians.

    Don't do it people!
    Last edited by DaveP; 17th February 2011 at 09:00 PM. Reason: Correct spelling mistake.

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    i was only putting this up as a laugh haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitho1990 View Post
    i was only putting this up as a laugh haha
    It's OK. I just wanted to give another point of view.

    Hopefully I didn't use 'Soapbox' mode.

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    Thats actually illegal to do! My cousin got arrested for doing that as its a danger to pedestrians

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Thats actually illegal to do!
    I wasn't saying it was OK to do a 'drive-by' I was trying to let the OP that I wasn't preaching just relating something that happened to me.

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    Preparing for flame session haha! I apologise if this has offended. Sure there are a few teachers on here that wouldnt mind doing the same to some of their more 'energetic' students, though

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    I voted no.. but to be fair the kids did literally ask for it according to the news article.

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    I was walking under the M5 J5 junction after a heavy spell of rain and there was a huge puddle on the entrance to the roundabout. With the heavy traffic there was no way I was going to get past without a soaking. Then a big artic stopped and waved for me to come through whilst he held up the traffic. I waved my thanks to the driver who I noticed was on the wrong side. It had Romanian plates, how long would I have waited for a British driver to stop?

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    I think what it comes down to is that most of us would be tempted to do it but wouldnt actually do so! I like to catch the edges of big puddles and make a lovely fountain but I am careful to do it when there isnt anyone around who would get wet

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