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glasgow_bhoy
Posted on: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 22:42


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I feel your pain... lost a beautiful pair of Calvin Clein suede brogues to a pothole a few weeks ago (ripped the side open).

But this does sound like your on the windup suggesting the council can be claimed against.
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glasgow_bhoy
Posted on: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 22:53


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QUOTE (spanner345 @ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 09:24) *
QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 10:54) *
Why would you go to Scarbourough its a bit sh.......t

https://oliversmountracing.com/

I'd have gave you that one if it wasn't still about 60 days to the event!
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Posted on: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 22:52


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QUOTE (Redivi @ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 22:47) *
According to reports she doesn't even have a car

Often the worst for the 'don't park infront of my house' mentality.
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glasgow_bhoy
Posted on: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 11:09


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To be fair, I noticed a few strange things in Newcastle a few weeks back.

We were sat having dinner and drinks across the road from here and saw this lane. At least three cars turned as if they were going to drive down it- I'm guessing the bollards have been hit a couple of times.

https://goo.gl/maps/nqgikxxi3jx

Off topic, but after dinner we had an altercation with a taxi driver who decided an address (only a mile from the city centre) wasn't in his sat-nav and therefore we must be giving him the wrong address. It ended with us out the taxi over half a mile from where we were going. Wrong turns, aggressive driving, a motor which had trim coming loose as he powered through potholes and an attitude which didn't bode well with us- I'm glad I've got the patience of a saint- he asked me if I had a problem several times and even when I told him my problem he just asked again! Cost us £3 more than a taxi the night before which did the journey no problem too...
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Posted on: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 - 10:54


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Why would you go to Scarbourough its a bit sh.......t
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Posted on: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 13:00


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I don't think anyone would expect someone to reverse where those poles are tbh- it looks like there are better places to turn around in that street.
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Posted on: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 20:45


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QUOTE (DancingDad @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 14:03) *
QUOTE (StuartBu @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 13:58) *
..........A neighbour of mine I was speaking to a couple of days ago had a tyre ruined by a Pothole and put in a claim to Glasgow CC and it was paid with no ifs or buts .


IIRC Glasgow Boy had a vastly different experience with Glasgow... not sure if he ever got paid.

My bad luck was with West Dunbartonshire. And I got nowhere. The aggravation over £2/300 just isn't worth it IMO.

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QUOTE (DancingDad @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 14:03) *
QUOTE (StuartBu @ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 13:58) *
..........A neighbour of mine I was speaking to a couple of days ago had a tyre ruined by a Pothole and put in a claim to Glasgow CC and it was paid with no ifs or buts .


IIRC Glasgow Boy had a vastly different experience with Glasgow... not sure if he ever got paid.


Sounds like par for the course for GB given his bad luck with all things motoring ..lol.....He's been very quiet for a while .

I've cut my personal/commuting mileage to less than a third of what it was, and pretty much all my driving is A road dual carrigeway or motorway now. It seems to have done wonders for me, other than a rear ender last year.
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Posted on: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 21:44


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QUOTE (ViroBono @ Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 20:58) *
I think his cutting of the clamp was more likely due to the sort of frustration most of us would feel in that situation, and nothing to do with his politics.

I don't disagree that he was probably just frustrated, but if I was in his position the security and potential to be targeted would have been going through my mind...
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Posted on: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 21:34


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Does she stay anywhere near Glasgow, in the 22-32 age range?

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Posted on: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 17:29


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QUOTE (ViroBono @ Wed, 7 Feb 2018 - 10:09) *
QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Tue, 6 Feb 2018 - 20:56) *
Total shambles. He did the right thing cutting it off IMO- if I was him, I'd have cut it off and got out of the area sharpish and used personal safety as justification. He's a member of a high profile party who aren't exactly popular with one side of society over there.

Quite disappointed in him too. Hes a member of a party who have stood up for their beliefs for years, yet he gives in and pays a wheel clamping company.



If he felt he was in danger, he could have called the PSNI, who would have arrived in less time than it took him to remove the clamp, which appears to have been legally applied. Alternatively, he almost certainly still has friends from the days when he was a PIRA terrorist who would protect him.

He could have called PSNI, but plenty of people in NI don't exactly trust public organisations like the police (hes not on their board anymore), army etc. which is more than understandable considering events in the past.
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Posted on: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 - 22:05


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I don't understand how a cyclists death has anything to do with a bus lane camera being enforced on Christmas Day.

If a cyclist cycles into a parked car and dies, I think that is natural selection playing out as it should.

Bus lanes being enforced on days where there are no busses is ludicrous at the best of times, so I hope this one gets cancelled. I seriously doubt there isn't a camera in the area which the council could use to corroborate this guys story.

Hopefully whoever at the council has made the decision to enforce this on Christmas Day is one day homeless, and hopefully nobody will show any compassion or help in any way.
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Posted on: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 - 20:56


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Total shambles. He did the right thing cutting it off IMO- if I was him, I'd have cut it off and got out of the area sharpish and used personal safety as justification. He's a member of a high profile party who aren't exactly popular with one side of society over there.

Quite disappointed in him too. Hes a member of a party who have stood up for their beliefs for years, yet he gives in and pays a wheel clamping company.
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Posted on: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 18:11


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A warning is just that... its not a conviction, so no need to declare it to insurers.

I've been 'warned' a couple of times (at least twice driving related and twice non-driving I think) and I don't even think they record them. Nothing has shown up during enhanced disclosure or even when I've been stopped by police. Nothing was given to me in writing so I don't know if they would even count as official warnings- no opportunity to appeal if they were as I'd strenuously deny at least two of them.
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Posted on: Sat, 27 Jan 2018 - 10:28


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If they wrote to the leasing company 2 days after the offence, which you've listed as 23.12, wouldn't that mean the CTO staff were working on Christmas day? Seems unlikely!
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Posted on: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 - 20:39


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I think it MOT tests should be compulsary from new- i.e. a brand new car out the factory should go through one. Dealers do pre delivery inspections, but these aren't comprehensive enough.

I borrowed a 67 plate Cee'd recently- it only had 1500 miles on it, but one of the DRL's was out (LED so it shouldn't have failed already).

Another car I had was a 17 plate E-Class. It had high miles on it- over 50k but I can't remember specifics. The two front tyres were borderline legal if that. Being a communal fleet car, nobody seems to take responsibility for checking these things.

On the other hand when I had a 15 year old 106, it passed its MOT without so much as an advisory.

I like the idea above about mileage limits as well as time. Even if the mileage check only covered consumables, it would be worth doing.
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Posted on: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 - 22:59


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To be honest I don't think you'll have much luck with Asda- I'm pretty sure they train their security staff to be deliberatly obstructive.

After being rear ended in one of their petrol stations, they refused to give me the CCTV. I did a subject access request and asked them how to pay my £10 fee and put it in writing to their head office.

The only reply I got in writing was that they were sorry to hear about it and they didn't have CCTV covering that area- the petrol station. Where I could see at least 3, but possibly 5 (depending on angles) cameras which would have caught it happen without a doubt.

Good luck- unfortunately I think you'll need it dealing with them!
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Posted on: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 - 22:24


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Having found everything in Norfolk and about Norfolk weird, I don't think its the plastic bottles you should be worrying about!
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Posted on: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 - 02:49


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If I can pass the police fitness test I think anyone can...

Anyway why the 10 mile run? The poor dog would be exhausted far before its human master.
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Posted on: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 - 09:37


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I don't know about the OP, but I'd never think to expect a certificate of SORN. Your not paying for anything, so I'd not expect a receipt. I'd also not expect one seeing as they don't send you a tax disc anymore.
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Posted on: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 - 23:07


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I'm pretty sure its not a council worker in the vans up here... possibly a civilian member of police staff but nothing to do with the council.
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Posted on: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 - 23:05


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The police like to sit in my street getting people for parking. The wait watching the zigzags across the road and then book people for parking on them.

All the while, other cars park literally across junctions and double park at corners and the police do nothing. Far more interested in those zigzags.

And its not a de-crim area, so all parking is still the responsibility of the police.
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Posted on: Sun, 7 Jan 2018 - 10:04


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Just my opinion here- you might manage to use that mitigation once, but to use it twice within an hour might make it look like your using it as an excuse. I'm not saying this is the case, but it could come across that way.

If you have a smartphone with Google Maps, get onto your timeline and save copies of your movements that morning. The maps will show stops at Sandbach twice and indeed any other services you stopped at during your journey. Anything you have which can prove you stopped at Sandbach will make the mitigation much more plausible.

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Posted on: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 - 22:09


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If people don't like others parking infront of their property they should buy a house with a big enough driveway to accommodate all their vehicles and visitors. Anyone living near an airport should either protest for a residents parking scheme (and the pitfalls which accompany it) or accept they are likely to have long-term parkers.

I bought my flat near a Glasgow commuter train station. Every day people come and park outside my door and all the surrounding streets. Most people working in this area are out during the day working. For me those commuters are like extra security for my flat, as it means anyone watching the flat will see dozens of different cars and can't conclude that 'that green cars not there so he must not be in'.
It also helps the local shops and takeaways with increased custom, helps house prices and its damned handy for me whenever I want to use the train myself (not that I can afford train tickets...).
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Posted on: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 - 23:16


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Old news... I was done in 2013 for using my sat-nav as a phone. I was typing the postcode into it but had it in my hands as I did it. Easy £60 and 3 points for Strathclydes finest. It was a fair cop though.

I regularly have the phone in the cradle on the windscreen as a sat nav nowadays, travel thousands of miles and pass many police cars and have never had an issue. Google maps is far better than any in-car system I've used and less distracting too.
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Posted on: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 - 21:02


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QUOTE (The Rookie @ Tue, 26 Dec 2017 - 16:02) *
No-one has yet answered how insurers would be able to quantify the risk difference between someone cycling a lot and some cycling twice a year, being able to track it and come up with sensible premiums.

I don't know who is more dangerous...
1) The everyday 'thou shalt bow to my superior being' cyclist who knows better than everyone else
2) The part time cyclist (like myself) who uses the bike at the weekend and avoids heavy traffic but thinks he/she is a proper cyclist whilst flying along a cycle path on a bike with loose handlebars
3) The once a year cyclist who has no idea whats going on but hopes for the best.
4) The best ones who cycle back from the pub (Tried it on holiday in a very bike friendly city and wouldn't even try it over here!)

I don't know who is worse. For insurance I've came up with the below proposals.

Option 1
Base it on age and location. Much like with current car premiums, but base it on historical KSI figures until more accurate data for the purposes of insurance are built up.

Option 2
Make it like the TV license where everyone pays in the same, but some people (i.e. claimants or high mileage cyclists) gain more value from their premium.



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