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  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 8 hours, 29 minutes ago

    Who does he think he is? Theresa May? Wow, I just scored a spectacular own goal. Never mind, I survived. Carry on facing the wrong way and put your foot to the floor.

    Perhaps he’s trying to keep Land Rover in business?

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Ed, I kind of agree with your statement ‘most elderly drivers know their limits and ease off on the pedal’ but I’ve seen so many near misses because of old folk. Common one round here is a national speed limit zone and people doing 30 in what sounds like 1st gear, engine screaming away. They get to the 20mph zone and do about 35 mph through it…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 9 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Les you are quite correct that younger drivers have a higher percentage of bad accidents as most elderly drivers know their limits and ease off on the pedel. However it is quite possible the DofE is an exception based on Giles Bandreth and other comments:

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  • PlaneMan replied to the topic First Ryzen Build in the forum PC Talk 9 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Loads of room in there Dave .Very slick build

  • As it says, did my first Ryzen build today, very impressed. Ryzen 3 2200G, MSI B450M PRO-M2 , 8GB ram, WD Green 240GB M2, Thermaltake H17 case and Thermaltake Litepower 450 watt 80 plus PSU.

    Tidy or what 😊 It’s silent too.

    One glaring error on behalf of AMD and MSI. The HSF has a bulge at the top for the sole purpose of stating it’s AMD. Th…[Read more]

  • Looks good, brought back some memories. Shame it won’t work with my laptop graphics, will try it on the workshop desktop when I get a chance.

  • TY for replies. 🙂

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 11 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Les, is that for me or Ed, or both?

    Uncharitable, no. He’s already been spotted driving his new motor without a seatbelt on.

    The new motor was delivered yesterday. Without his status that wouldn’t happen to anyone else unless you paid many times over the odds for it.Very doubtful then. The logistics are complex.

    Of course the police are…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 12 hours, 42 minutes ago

    Don’t you think you are mostly being a bit uncharitable? I am not aware of a “bathtub curve” for accidents and age, but there is no doubt that YOUNG drivers have most accidents. This old man until very recently was driving “small coaches” dragged by multiple horses with great skill, probably a damn sight more difficult than a big range rover. Some…[Read more]

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 13 hours, 8 minutes ago

    Totally agree Ed. A few million well spent in their eyes.

  • Ed P replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 13 hours, 24 minutes ago

    You are quite correct PM as the thread on insurance states being self insured does not remove liability. My guess is that would be small change to the Royals in comparison with getting into disrepute.

  • PlaneMan replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 14 hours, 57 minutes ago

    From a quick read of the link posted by Ed above the liability still exists though.

    How much would the Kia driver take to keep schtum I wonder? More importantly how much would the injured lady take?

    If I was in that position I’d be after a LOT of £ and negotiating with news agencies just in case.

  • Ed P replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 15 hours, 14 minutes ago

    Btw – he almost certainly is not insured. I’ll take bets that their affairs are handled such that the Royal Household is a private company and owns and self-insures all the cars in the Royal household by depositing a £500000 bond. Apparently this a a very tax efficient ploy for companies. link

  • Ed P replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 15 hours, 29 minutes ago

    I was not complaining about cover-up by local press, just the very careful and somewhat misleading National Media.

    [edit] imo the after crash pic tells its own story:

     

  • Richard replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 16 hours, 4 minutes ago

    Has anyone blamed the Kia driver? I specifically used the word innocent in respect of that vehicle; everyone is free to draw their own conclusion as to which out of the two drivers appears at fault. Though only the justice system can weigh evidence and assign judicial actions. (Special interest statement, I drive both Kias and Hondas, but not Land…[Read more]

  • Ed P replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 17 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Probably because he attempted a very high speed right turn. According to one witness the Freelander somersaulted right across the road.

    The other car involved was a lightweight Kia- very unlikely to come off second best to a heavy (no doubt bullet-proofed) Freelander, and cause it to overturn.

    “Commenting on the circumstances of the crash, Mr…[Read more]

  • The sort of event that overtakes all us Oldpharts at some point Richard. This morning I stood in the bedroom wondering why I was there, until I remembered that I had come to recharge the electric razor in my hand.

  • Bob Williams replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 17 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Fact: the nonagenarian Prince turned out of a minor road and into the path of a much smaller oncoming vehicle, a Kia. The Kia, being smaller, acted as a wedge and rolled the Freelander over. The Freelander continued its roll and the Prince was trapped by the legs, rescued by another motorist. During my days as a workshop foreman and Recovery work,…[Read more]

  • JayCeeDee replied to the topic Car crash in the forum Motor Sports 17 hours, 46 minutes ago

    That stretch of road is a blackspot – 5 accidents recently ( can’t remember the time period.) Council already had a meeting agenda’d for the following day to discuss reducing the speed limit from 60 to 50.

    The winter sun is the same for all, but it caught me out a few years ago, in a slow moving queue of traffic coming out from under a bridge.…[Read more]

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