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Another day, another close shave!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:13 pm

A close shave for me, anyway.....
The trouble with driving these days is that some people just don't have any regard for others.
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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby andyd » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:16 pm

Well what can you say???
That really does sum up todays standard of driving :doh: I really despair going out among them :?

Good job you had the dash cam if the worst had happened.

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:25 pm

andyd wrote:Good job you had the dash cam if the worst had happened.

Exactly!
The thing is with the dash cams is that they film in wide angle. This makes what you see on film look further away than it actually was. Boy, it was close! The most shocking thing is that the driver didn't look in his mirror or look behind him the whole time he was reversing. I shudder to think of what could have happened if a mother and pram were in the area.

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby andyd » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:30 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Good job you had the dash cam if the worst had happened.

Exactly!
The thing is with the dash cams is that they film in wide angle. This makes what you see on film look further away than it actually was. Boy, it was close! The most shocking thing is that the driver didn't look in his mirror or look behind him the whole time he was reversing. I shudder to think of what could have happened if a mother and pram were in the area.

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Did he acknowledge the fact you were there with a :sorry:

If that had been my car he reversed into, he would find his Audi with 4 flat tyres tomorrow morning.

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:44 pm

andyd wrote:Did he acknowledge the fact you were there with a :sorry:

Guess what? Not exactly......
I think he was in too much of a hurry to get away. There wasn't much room between me and the Co-op truck, I didn't want to get in his way, so that's why you see me move forward near the end of the clip. From what I could see, his car was covered in dents, and I don't think he would have worried about adding a few more.....

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:46 pm

By the way, what you can't see from the video is that he hits the Fiesta hard enough to shunt it into the wall. Still, that didn't bother him..... :roll:

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby andyd » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:30 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:By the way, what you can't see from the video is that he hits the Fiesta hard enough to shunt it into the wall. Still, that didn't bother him..... :roll:

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A**hole!!
Send a copy of this footage to the Police, not that they will bother to follow it up :banghead:

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:17 pm

What are they like there seems to be know standards now adays . That dashcam is good and the poor sods Fiesta will think how did I get hit front and back .
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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Paul G » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:28 pm

Did you give a copy of the video to the Fiesta owner? That bloke or blokette in the Audi want's taking off the road!

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby andyd » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:32 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:What are they like there seems to be know standards now adays . That dashcam is good and the poor sods Fiesta will think how did I get hit front and back .

Got a dashcam in the Sierra and the Mrs has one in the Focus, although that often freezes or goes blank :? And it appears the date is now wrong :doh:
Paul G wrote:Did you give a copy of the video to the Fiesta owner? That bloke or blokette in the Audi want's taking off the road!

:agree: They should know the :wank: that did it!

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:38 pm

Paul G wrote:Did you give a copy of the video to the Fiesta owner?

Hi Paul,
At the moment, no. Only because I was away from home and unable to make a copy. I think I will report the accident to the Police early next week when I'm next in the area.

Paul G wrote: That bloke or blokette in the Audi want's taking off the road!

That would definitely be what they deserve, but the way I understand it, once they locate the driver and get them to exchange insurance details that will be the end of the matter.

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:55 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:That dashcam is good

Yes, it was a relatively expensive one that records in full HD (1080p). I'd definitely recommend using a dashcam if you don't already.

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby andyd » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:56 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Paul G wrote:Did you give a copy of the video to the Fiesta owner?

Hi Paul,
At the moment, no. Only because I was away from home and unable to make a copy. I think I will report the accident to the Police early next week when I'm next in the area.

Paul G wrote: That bloke or blokette in the Audi want's taking off the road!

That would definitely be what they deserve, but the way I understand it, once they locate the driver and get them to exchange insurance details that will be the end of the matter.

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But hopefully it will affect his insurance and make him think twice in future.....

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:22 pm


Incredible!
There must be something in the water in your neck of the woods, Andy!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-43023430

Four hours after picking the car up.... :roll:

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:27 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:

Incredible!
There must be something in the water in your neck of the woods, Andy!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-43023430

Four hours after picking the car up.... :roll:

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Yes I saw that one last week too Andrew :doh:

Carrot Crunchers :roll:

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:51 pm

andyd wrote:Carrot Crunchers :roll:


Bleedin Hell ! I will be on my guard next time I drive down your way Andy if everyone is eating carrots whilst they drive :o :lol:
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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby andyd » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:29 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
andyd wrote:Carrot Crunchers :roll:


Bleedin Hell ! I will be on my guard next time I drive down your way Andy if everyone is eating carrots whilst they drive :o :lol:

:lol: You have been warned :)

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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:23 pm

andyd wrote:Carrot Crunchers :roll:


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Re: Another day, another close shave!

Postby andyd » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:27 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Carrot Crunchers :roll:


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