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    Posted: 04-June-2004 at 11:58

I recieved my copy of EVO magazine yesterday (or the bible as I like to call it) and one of the readers letters really made me think so I thought I would share it with you all.

I can't remeber the exact detalis but it went something like this.

A young lad is driving along one day and gets involved in a race with another driver. The other driver looses control, crashes, the car catches fire and he dies. The young lad then ends up in court and is sentenced to 3 years in prison. Even though he didn't cause the other car to crash the court still took the view that as he was invloved in racing on the public roads he was in some way responsible for the other drivers death. The actual reason the car lost control was the driver driving outside of his abillity.

How often when getting involved in a bit of racing do you consider the abillity of the other driver, especially if you don't know them. I'm sure most of you wouldn't consider getting invoilved in such things, but I know on occaisions I have. It certainly made me think about my actions. 

 

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"I wasn't racing, your Honour, I was just waiting for him to get out of my way so I could overtake him!"
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I tend not to get too close especially if they look like a nutter and is all over the place - but most of the time I get infront so they can do what they want!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-June-2004 at 14:24
Must have been the same Pickled Brain in a Jar sitting on the Bench, who fined a Drunken Driver who ran over and Killed a man, in Cornwall ,£89 .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-June-2004 at 15:20

And they weren't insured and had no tax!!

But they were banned for 2 years so they can't drive - as if thats going to stop them.

Whats the point of banning someone for driving without insurance, license, tax & MOT they should be made to pay the premium of what it would have cost them to actually insure the car they are driving.

Insurance, MOT, etc should be displayed like a tax disc.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-June-2004 at 16:05
Originally posted by dave 328 dave 328 wrote:

...Insurance, MOT, etc should be displayed like a tax disc.



...just like they've been doing for years in Ireland....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-June-2004 at 20:10

Originally posted by dave 328 dave 328 wrote:

I tend not to get too close especially if they look like a nutter and is all over the place - but most of the time I get infront so they can do what they want!

 

Like run in the back of you when you stop ? 

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I WANT TO BUY ACCESSORIES FOR A BMW 528i SE INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

WHERE CAN I FIND ANY LISTED.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-June-2004 at 09:41

John,

Try starting a new topic on the five series tech forum. I believe there may be parts for sale on this website, although I have never looked. Try clicking on the 'cars for sale' link in the top right hand corner of the page.

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bit of a random interjection there. anyway, you need to keep pearl gouramis as a pair really. I got two males for some reason, so I had to go back and buy two females and they've smartened themselves up remarkably.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-June-2004 at 13:55
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-June-2004 at 09:47

What are pearl gouramis? confused_II

Oh and what does this LOL stand for? Confused

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-June-2004 at 16:02
Some form of fish and Laugh out Loud!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-June-2004 at 16:32

Cheers derek.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2004 at 19:09
649 posts and you don't know what LOL means?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2004 at 21:04
Originally posted by Peter Fenwick Peter Fenwick wrote:


How often when getting involved in a bit of racing do you consider the abillity of the other driver, especially if you don't know them. I'm sure most of you wouldn't consider getting invoilved in such things, but I know on occaisions I have. It certainly made me think about my actions. 


 



This is also true of "normal" driving, how do you know that the person behind is going to stop in time? Or the person you are overtaking isn't going to switch lanes, without checking a blind spot/mirrors??

I was always taught to drive by expecting the unexpected, a cliché I know! How ofter do you witness acts of pure stupidity on the roads??

Unfortunately, this is the way it is. I am always twice as carefull in my own car, or someone elses! But in the company car, I tend to wait that extra second to see if they will see me!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2004 at 21:11
Originally posted by Wonkydog Wonkydog wrote:

649 posts and you don't know what LOL means?
Peter lives a sheltered life, see the post about Brazil being in the Football European Cup. Sorry Peter I did have to lookup PMSL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2004 at 22:31

Originally posted by kevin kevin wrote:

Originally posted by Wonkydog Wonkydog wrote:

649 posts and you don't know what LOL means?
Peter lives a sheltered life, see the post about Brazil being in the Football European Cup. Sorry Peter I did have to lookup PMSL

I don't recall making any comments about Brazil being in the European cup? confused_I

I can't however deny that I am a bit slow when it comes to the internet. I've only been online for about a year and I have to say I don't really like computers. crash_computer.gif

Oh and what does PMSL stand for! biggrin

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2004 at 22:42
Originally posted by therealmccoy therealmccoy wrote:

Originally posted by Peter Fenwick Peter Fenwick wrote:


How often when getting involved in a bit of racing do you consider the abillity of the other driver, especially if you don't know them. I'm sure most of you wouldn't consider getting invoilved in such things, but I know on occaisions I have. It certainly made me think about my actions. 


 



This is also true of "normal" driving, how do you know that the person behind is going to stop in time? Or the person you are overtaking isn't going to switch lanes, without checking a blind spot/mirrors??

I was always taught to drive by expecting the unexpected, a cliché I know! How ofter do you witness acts of pure stupidity on the roads??

Unfortunately, this is the way it is. I am always twice as carefull in my own car, or someone elses! But in the company car, I tend to wait that extra second to see if they will see me!

The difference is that if you are driving normally and some clown does something stupid then it is his fault, however if you are racing said clown and he crashes then you could potentially be held responsible.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2004 at 22:47
Originally posted by Peter Fenwick Peter Fenwick wrote:


I don't recall making any comments about Brazil being in the European cup? <IMG alt=confused_I border=0 onclick="AddSmileyIcon'smileys/confused_I.gif'" src="http://www.bmwcarclubgb.co.uk/forum/smileys/confused_I.gif">


Peter

I mixed you up with Peter H. My apologies.

Do a google search on PMSL and that way Nigel won't have to get his red marker out again...gotta save that ink.
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