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Percy Verance18/06/2019 18:36:19
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I've just read that a woman whom was knocked down when she walked into the path of a cyclist while looking at her phone has won compensation expected to run into thousands of pounds. The Judge said, in summary "cyclists must be prepared".

What, and mobile phone users crossing the road while staring at their phone needn't be?

Madness, utter madness........

Dave Cunnington18/06/2019 18:56:52
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This is about as crazy as the carpenter using a broom and told not to do so by H & S because of the health hazard of inhaling sawdust - he was told he needed to buy an electric vacuum cleaner at £2K

...and also today Harriet Harman on the BBC was quoted as saying that arresting mothers (presumably justifiably) shouldn't happen because it infringed the mother's childrens Human Rights !

What do I know ...glad to be old in this current climate

Don Fry18/06/2019 18:58:33
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Read the judgement Percy. It's a 50/50 liability, two idiots who interact in the comedy of life.

The lady idiot was in a group crossing the road. The gentleman idiot thought it safe to cycle at a high speed into the narrow gap behind them.

Such idiocy will result in injuries occasionally.

Mind I agree that such stupid court cases do the justice system no favours. Perhaps a "taking the Michael "surcharge on both parties, as applied by Judges when they think appropriate, might deter.

I read today, bloke tries to buy ladies beer, at ladies rates, and got said beer He, it, is hairy but declaring he, it, is a lady. And it was embarrassing for said hairy lady to be forced to so declare.

john stones 118/06/2019 19:04:07
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face 1 This will be fun.

kc18/06/2019 19:06:01
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Let's hope the cyclist who hit the jaywalking pedestrian goes to appeal otherwise it sets a precedent which will affect motorists too.

Percy Verance18/06/2019 19:06:18
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It's unbelievable Dave.....

A few months back something similar almost happened to me. I was driving through an area of my nearest town, about to take a corner at perhaps 15 to 20mph, maybe slightly less. On rounding the corner a girl was walking into the road, eyes fixed on her screen. A quick dab on the brakes brought me to a stop without a problem, and at the same time I pressed my horn briefly. The girl visibly jumped out of her skin, and the shock of discovering she was in the middle of the road was there to see on her face......

kc

I imagine that's the worry here. If I were the cyclist I'd be lodging an appeal within minutes of leaving the court.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 19:15:38

kc18/06/2019 19:14:54
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Percy almost exactly the same thing happened to me but at 5mph and it was a man. We all need a windscreen camera to get evidence to protect us from these idiots looking at their mobile phones whilst walking. otherwise our driving licences are at risk.......

Percy Verance18/06/2019 19:16:34
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kc

My dashcam is on order as of about 30 minutes ago..........

Percy Verance18/06/2019 19:16:34
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kc

My dashcam is on order as of about 30 minutes ago..........

I know someone who left his car parked in a particular place one day. On returning about an hour later, he found damage to the side of the car, and his door mirror on the ground. Luckily, he always leaves his dashcam running, and he managed to record the moment of impact plus the car moving off afterwards. The registration plate was clearly readable. The police did the rest thankfully......

P.S. Look out, the king of the one liners is here. Sorry this isn't going the way you'd perhaps hoped it might John........

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 19:30:09

Don Fry18/06/2019 19:16:50
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Pecisly Percy, you travel "at a speed that you can stop, in the distance you can see to be clear" (source "the system", institute of advanced motoring) and you stop, she gets a scare, and MIGHT learn enough to get to the next birthday.

Gary Manuel18/06/2019 19:27:07
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Posted by Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 19:06:18:

It's unbelievable Dave.....

A few months back something similar almost happened to me. I was driving through an area of my nearest town, about to take a corner at perhaps 15 to 20mph, maybe slightly less. On rounding the corner a girl was walking into the road, eyes fixed on her screen. A quick dab on the brakes brought me to a stop without a problem, and at the same time I pressed my horn briefly. The girl visibly jumped out of her skin, and the shock of discovering she was in the middle of the road was there to see on her face......

kc

I imagine that's the worry here. If I were the cyclist I'd be lodging an appeal within minutes of leaving the court.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 19:15:38

Percy.

In the recent "26 degrees in London" thread, you said that it was common to see people stopping for a natter in the middle of the road in your village. I don't think you have any grounds to complain about the poor girl staring at her screen in the middle of the road, as you should have been looking out for nattering people. Are you some sort of hooligan driving at such speeds blowing your horn and scaring poor girls out of their skin? wink

Edited By Gary Manuel on 18/06/2019 19:28:35

Percy Verance18/06/2019 19:36:00
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Gary

If you'd read my posts - both the current one plus the earlier post to which you refer - you'll notice that I hadn't collided with anyone, so I'm not quite sure what the point is you're trying to make. Unless of course you're simply trying to stir things up?

I imagine you're bored?

Edited By Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 19:38:26

Bruce Collinson18/06/2019 19:36:26
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Two liner, for JS.

firstly, it won’t go to appeal as neither of them is at all likely to be insured.

Secondly, Charles Darwin had things to say about this type of behaviour. If common sense can’t be allowed to prevail, then survival of the fittest will.

BTC

john stones 118/06/2019 19:40:49
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Posted by Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 19:16:34:

kc

My dashcam is on order as of about 30 minutes ago..........

I know someone who left his car parked in a particular place one day. On returning about an hour later, he found damage to the side of the car, and his door mirror on the ground. Luckily, he always leaves his dashcam running, and he managed to record the moment of impact plus the car moving off afterwards. The registration plate was clearly readable. The police did the rest thankfully......

P.S. Look out, the king of the one liners is here. Sorry this isn't going the way you'd perhaps hoped it might John........

Edited By Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 19:30:09

It can go any way the mods like Percy, contrary to some opinion, I don't mod on here, nor influence them.

Percy Verance18/06/2019 19:41:17
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And he may well have a point Bruce......

Edited By Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 19:42:11

Gary Manuel18/06/2019 19:47:08
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Yes I am bored at the moment Percy. We all need to get out more surprise

Apologies for the timing of my attempt at humour. You appear to have another issue to deal with at the moment.

Don Fry18/06/2019 20:31:44
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Anyway, never let a fact get in the way of a good argument.

Andrew Ray18/06/2019 20:57:53
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Wouldn’t some of you be better off building something or going flying rather than sparking off at each other? It would at least be more productive and less stressful.

Percy Verance18/06/2019 21:43:29
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I was flying at 9.30 this morning Andrew. I rarely fly in the evening, which is, I assume, when you probably go flying?

You'll notice I hardly ever post on here during the morning........

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 18/06/2019 21:45:07

Andrew Ray18/06/2019 22:09:52
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I’ll go flying anytime Percy. I prefer the patch in the morning and the hills in the evening.

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