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On 2017-03-12 at 8:37 AM, munlander1 said:

I hate texting and driving. Got in an accident on the way home with my sister. We got in front of him though and a few feet down the traffic stopped relatively quickly. My sister stops and then the car was jolted forward. My sister looked back and saw him look up. Her finder got messed up and the frame got damaged because of the hit.

Feel your pain here. Lost 3 vehicles in 4 years due to distracted drivers.


Speaking of crap-tastic drivers, I let loose on a guy that PARKED 10 centimetres from my van's drivers side.:angry:

Went back into my insurance companies office (renewing memberships and such) and called out "Who owns a silver volkswagen jetta TDI?" A guy calls out "Me!"

His mistake. :radial:

Said in a very loud voice in front of 30 other customers "You, sir, park like a JERK! I would love to be able to go home right now but I can't because you parked three inches from my van and now I have to crawl in thru the passenger side! THANKS!!"

At least he had the decency of blushing and mumbling "Sorry". GRRRRRR :angry: 

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I have 132 forum notifications that I will never catch up on... :( 

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I have zero :P

which is sad :(

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On 18/03/2017 at 8:57 PM, CliftonM said:

I have 132 forum notifications that I will never catch up on... :( 

it happen ; ) http://www.cleverbot.com/ or prof xavier, pick one and have fun

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Finally got my first telescope a month ago. We had had plenty of clear weather in the winter. Since then, like FOUR clear nights - three of which I've been tied up at work or just plain too tired to do anything at all! :mad:

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Im not a leading expert in everything, which limits my access to power and influence. Life is harsh.

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On ‎12‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 2:37 PM, munlander1 said:

I hate texting and driving. Got in an accident on the way home with my sister. We got in front of him though and a few feet down the traffic stopped relatively quickly. My sister stops and then the car was jolted forward. My sister looked back and saw him look up. Her finder got messed up and the frame got damaged because of the hit.

Having a higher viewpoint on my bikes I still see large amounts of drivers faffing about with phones despite the recent stiffening of the penalties. In a bid to keep their stupidity covert they like to keep the phone way down out of sight thus removing their attention even further from the road.... If it weren't for the collateral damage these morons cause I would be willing natural selection to remove them from the gene pool soonest.

Mind you the worst excuse for lack of attention I have personally heard was the numpty who pulled out from a side road in front of me (fairly busy 30mph road). Slammed on the anchors and stopped a foot from his window. He winds the window down and casually says "sorry mate was talking to the wife". Was too busy hyperventilating to reply or put my fist through his chronically understaffed  cranium. Followed by inserting my Schubert somewhere that would have got his full attention. 

Schubert is a crash helmet brand not obscure English slang BTW.

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1 hour ago, dangerhamster said:

Having a higher viewpoint on my bikes I still see large amounts of drivers faffing about with phones despite the recent stiffening of the penalties. In a bid to keep their stupidity covert they like to keep the phone way down out of sight thus removing their attention even further from the road.... If it weren't for the collateral damage these morons cause I would be willing natural selection to remove them from the gene pool soonest.

Mind you the worst excuse for lack of attention I have personally heard was the numpty who pulled out from a side road in front of me (fairly busy 30mph road). Slammed on the anchors and stopped a foot from his window. He winds the window down and casually says "sorry mate was talking to the wife". Was too busy hyperventilating to reply or put my fist through his chronically understaffed  cranium. Followed by inserting my Schubert somewhere that would have got his full attention. 

Schubert is a crash helmet brand not obscure English slang BTW.

To be fair to the man, my other half has a habit of "backseat driving" so bad that it sometimes impinges on my ability to drive safely, at least a couple of times I have had to pull over.

Shouting "STOP!!!" in my ear whilst I am trying to avoid what she just saw does not a safe trip make. Or "LOOKOUT!!" for no apparent reason. Swapping between "You are going too fast!" and "You are driving like an old woman, speed up!" is a popular one too. Or trying to tell me when it is safe to overtake from the passenger seat Darn it....

Once I even was told that I should drive closer to the huge truck in front of me so I could get past it faster, only for one of its rear tyres to spectacularly explode, sending pieces of shrapnel spinning everywhere. If I was closer, my windscreen (at least) would have been gone, with predictable results.

But yeah, it would still be my fault if I pulled out like that. That is why you dont backseat drive, because the responsibility is always the driver's. Well that and you are gonna cause an accident.

Now we have a rule that if we are both in a car, ANY talk about my driving is banned. 

 

Does anyone know if it is an actual offence (in the UK) to distract the driver?

 

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There's this awesome summer engineering course at Oxford (!) that I'd love to go to, but it costs £4295 and I doubt my parents will be able to cough that up... ;.;

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