Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, Hit and Run, driver in Southall in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by mattx
200 hours community service, 2 year ban and had to pay the victim £500 compensation. Apparently. ...
11th July 2011, 03:13 PM #16
its good to know our judicial service is spot on. i have £500 so if i don't like the look of someone i'll make sure i run them over then just plead ignorance.
Originally Posted by mattx
thing is i've driven past many people using phones, lighting a cigarette, drinking a drink, etc. and they have no care in the world. but the police also leave things like this unless they have these major pushes (where they concentrate on seatbelts and mobile phones) for a day or two. all other times they ignore it, as its just a bit more paperwork.
i bet even if this was a police car following her, they wouldn't have pulled her over for the dangerous driving, they wait and see what happens, see if the car is stolen, etc.
so she would still have hit that man, then they would have intervened.
their attitude seems to be "if they are speeding then a camera will catch them."
11th July 2011, 03:21 PM #17
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
I have one style of driving now....
Take my time, there is NO need to rush anywhere. Take this morning, for instance.....Driving from Northants to Suffolk, via the A14, I was able to set the cruise control to 70....Sit back, and concentrate on the road ahead, as opposed to the speedo. Watch all around my car and make sure that I check my mirrors as and when.
22 years without a crash tells its own story. Be confident, but don't be reckless!
11th July 2011, 03:36 PM #18
Hounslow, I know the area well, doesn't surprise me, lots of crap drivers there...
11th July 2011, 03:46 PM #19
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
there's already a divide between cars and bikes (which we see here regularly). you then get the high end cars vs the normal car divide (the bmw/audi effect) and the male vs female driver argument, so by the time you get on the road, there are about 4 cars you will tolerate before going mental. we may as well segregate the lanes into black vs white people and be done with it!
i used to drive a bit more aggresively than i do now (but still legally i'll add!) but now as @sonofsanta says, I've given up with that. i keep below the limit rather than dead on it (only by a few miles, not 40 in a 60, more like 55/57 in a 60), if someone is up my a**e trying to push past, they can either wait there shouting at me or frik off to the autobahn, i'm not going to endanger myself or anyone else to accomodate these idiots.
i've also found with a more relaxed driving attitude i can get over 600miles from a tank now compared to the 520 i used to get.
yes i still get irritated at things, but not to the point i'll overtake 10 cars or zoom through a roundabout not looking just to make up some time, is the extra ten mins you gain really worth the fact you could die
11th July 2011, 04:44 PM #20
As someone I know always used to say....
Originally Posted by MK-2
"It is better to be 10 mins late, in this life, than early for the next life"
If you consider that, as you drive, it makes the whole experience that much more pleasurable!
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