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post Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 07:53
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I drove behind another car on the motorway this morning who opened his window, emptied a can of drink which sprayed all over my car, then threw the can out of the window which hit my car at 70mph leaving a nice deep mark on my front bumper with the paint taken off.

I pulled up alongside him gesticulating to pull over but he just shrugged and sped off. Not only that, but I have probably never seen anyone with such atrocious driving skills. Weaving in and out of traffic without indicating, driving right up the backside of other cars and undertaking and squeezing into gaps where other motorists have to brake to avoid a collision.

I reported him to the police who weren't interested in the slightest. They just said to go through my insurance. I rang my insurance who said it would go down as a fault claim as there's little chance they'd be able to recover the costs from the 3rd party insurer.

What a just world we live in...
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Whats the whole story?
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post Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 07:57
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QUOTE (fedup2 @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 08:54) *
Whats the whole story?


What's the whole story what?
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post Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 08:58
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In Fedup's bizarre world it'll probably have been your fault for doing something to cause the driver in front to defend themselves/driving too close to skilfully avoid the spray and can/shown yourself to be despicable by grassing up another motorist/some other work of fiction. I know, humour him.


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post Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 08:59
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That's what dashcams are for. So cheap nowadays that it's a no-brainer to get one.
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post Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 09:27
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QUOTE (whitewing @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 09:59) *
That's what dashcams are for. So cheap nowadays that it's a no-brainer to get one.


The problem with them is we get to see both sides of the story and more often than not it often goes against the poster who posts them.

If a can or its contents can hit you while travelling behind another vehicle my money is on the distance between the cars wasnt much.Maybe that was the message?
we will never know,that possibility would be far too bazar to even consider.








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QUOTE (fedup2 @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 10:27) *
possibility would be far too bazar to even consider.

Like this?


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QUOTE (Fredd @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 09:58) *
In Fedup's bizarre world it'll probably have been your fault for doing something to cause the driver in front to defend themselves/driving too close to skilfully avoid the spray and can/shown yourself to be despicable by grassing up another motorist/some other work of fiction.


QUOTE (fedup2 @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 10:27) *
If a can or its contents can hit you while travelling behind another vehicle my money is on the distance between the cars wasnt much


There you go. sign10.gif


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QUOTE (Fredd @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 11:10) *
QUOTE (Fredd @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 09:58) *
In Fedup's bizarre world it'll probably have been your fault for doing something to cause the driver in front to defend themselves/driving too close to skilfully avoid the spray and can/shown yourself to be despicable by grassing up another motorist/some other work of fiction.


QUOTE (fedup2 @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 10:27) *
If a can or its contents can hit you while travelling behind another vehicle my money is on the distance between the cars wasnt much


There you go. sign10.gif

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Just to have read 2 or 3 of his previous posts.

I'm sure FU2 can come up with some blame on my part when the women reversed into my car when it was parked (and had been for 30 minutes) on the road outside my house (Yes I was indoors at the time).


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So if a car is following too closely behind me (in my opinion) I can hoof something at it out the window? Magic!


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QUOTE (The Rookie @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 12:15) *
Just to have read 2 or 3 of his previous posts.

I'm sure FU2 can come up with some blame on my part when the women reversed into my car when it was parked (and had been for 30 minutes) on the road outside my house (Yes I was indoors at the time).



Should not have parked it were it could be hit. laugh.gif
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QUOTE (southpaw82 @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 13:12) *
So if a car is following too closely behind me (in my opinion) I can hoof something at it out the window? Magic!

Fedup might be coming at it from the angle that the other driver didn't intentionally throw the can out at the OP, but instead was just clearing out his car and the OP happened to be behind him. Had MFM been further back, he wouldn't have been hit.


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post Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 20:41
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Just how big a gap do you think you'd have to leave to guarantee being able to stop or change lane in the event that something was chucked out of the vehicle ahead?


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QUOTE (Fredd @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 21:41) *
Just how big a gap do you think you'd have to leave to guarantee being able to stop or change lane in the event that something was chucked out of the vehicle ahead?


Or you could ask how far do you think spray from a can would travel blowing in high winds? Or how far do you think an empty aluminium can would travel before it got to ground level and wasnt a threat to anything.The answer IS not far, and id certainly not be close enough on a motorway for it to have an effect.But im still sceptical that there wasnt a motive for doing it in the first place.Of course that wont be admitted here,after all we dont want to be upsetting the little clique.

My advice is to buy a can of pop and see if you can empty it out of a vehicles window and succeed in getting it much further than all over the window your poking it out of and covering the side of the vehicle.After that there wont be alot left never mind hit someone else following at a safe distance.

Maybe someone can video it,then we can ALL see the truth, but careful not to get the lense covered as it will blow INWARDS not backwards hundreds of feet.



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post Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 22:22
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Number of times I've bin behind someone on motorway... at reasonable distance and got the overspray from their windscreen washers.
Seems that spray from a can could do the same.
Back in my youth, opening a can out of the window of a moving car coated the screen of a following car, again he wasn't tailgating (but was annoyed)
If a can stays airborne, a car at motorway speeds is potentially closing on it at up to 70MPH, make a clang if nothing else.... and can/will bounce

Mythbusters episode 138 (March 2010) did some trials on cans and soda pop at speed and whether they could bust a screen with lethal force.
Yes they could break the screen but not with lethal force.
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post Fri, 8 Sep 2017 - 06:46
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QUOTE (fedup2 @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 10:27) *
If a can or its contents can hit you while travelling behind another vehicle my money is on the distance between the cars wasnt much.


Quite the opposite. I left a bigger than usual gap because of the way the idiot was driving. Guess what, a can can fly quite a distance when chucked out at 70mph.

You are quite the special one. Lol

Actually, I've got a good idea. Why don't you drive behind me and I'll throw a few cans out(maybe a brick or two as well). We'll see when it stops hitting your car and then look at the distance between us?

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QUOTE (MFM @ Fri, 8 Sep 2017 - 07:46) *
QUOTE (fedup2 @ Thu, 7 Sep 2017 - 10:27) *
If a can or its contents can hit you while travelling behind another vehicle my money is on the distance between the cars wasnt much.


Quite the opposite. I left a bigger than usual gap because of the way the idiot was driving. Guess what, a can can fly quite a distance when chucked out at 70mph.

You are quite the special one. Lol

Actually, I've got a good idea. Why don't you drive behind me and I'll throw a few cans out(maybe a brick or two as well). We'll see when it stops hitting your car and then look at the distance between us?



Like i said,tell us the WHOLE story! Its coming.......

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post Fri, 8 Sep 2017 - 07:36
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QUOTE (fedup2 @ Fri, 8 Sep 2017 - 08:20) *
Like i said,tell us the WHOLE story! Its coming.......


Only in your special little world.

Going to take me up on my offer?

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QUOTE (MFM @ Fri, 8 Sep 2017 - 08:36) *
QUOTE (fedup2 @ Fri, 8 Sep 2017 - 08:20) *
Like i said,tell us the WHOLE story! Its coming.......


Only in your special little world.

Going to take me up on my offer?


so what was the 'idiot' doing?

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