Why not to speed approaching a roundabout !!

You can RANT and RAVE to your hearts content here instead of clogging up the Q&A Technical Forum!
Report any offensive posts to [email protected]
User avatar
Fordoholic Nick
Donator
Donator
Posts: 3979
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser,
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
Location: Enfield, London

Why not to speed approaching a roundabout !!

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:57 am

https://youtu.be/HyufxcEQPGc

Apparently the motorcyclist who caught this footage on his helmet cam said the van sped to get past another van but did not pay any attention to what was in front of him...a bleeding big roundabout. Driver had to be cut out of his van and two others injured. Police are investigating but surely this footage explains all ! :(
I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

Caprifan Rob
Posts: 1389
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 8:47 pm
Car(s): 2.8injection special

Re: Why not to speed approaching a roundabout !!

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:06 am

Bloody hell, imagine being the other side of the roundabout & seeing that coming towards you :o

User avatar
Andrew 2.8i
Donator
Donator
Posts: 11760
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Car(s): '83 2.8 Injection (sunny days only)
'04 Toyota MR2 (owned from new)
Location: Ceredigion
Contact:

Re: Why not to speed approaching a roundabout !!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:39 am

I love seeing things like this, because I can just imagine the smug look of the van driver, thinking he's so clever by getting past the slower traffic. Then that smug look turning into a look of terror. Clown. I just hope that nobody else was injured or their property damaged.
The video reminds me of a similar YouTube video that was doing the rounds a few years ago when a drink driver, with her young daughter in the car, managed an almost identical feat.

Andrew.
Image

jackinthegreen
Posts: 208
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:58 pm
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser (fair-weather daily driver)
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT (rain/ice/salt daily driver)

Previous moderns:
Ford Focus RS MK2 (traded in)
Jaguar Sovereign (traded in)
Jaguar X-Type 2.5 auto (traded in)
Vauxhall Astra MK4 1.6i 8v spi (exported to Poland)
Vauxhall Astra MK3 1.4i 8v mpi (broken for parts)

Re: Why not to speed approaching a roundabout !!

Postby jackinthegreen » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:58 am

That reminds me of a near-incident when I first got my Capri. I'd had it days and I didn't realise one of the calipers was just starting to bind. The first weekend I had her, I was hammering down the A500 from Hanley to Crewe going hell-bent for leather (at the speed limit, of course, officer) :whistle: and reached the yellow rumble-strips they'd just laid down to warn you of the upcoming motorway-junction roundabout. I hit the brakes, and the pedal just went to the floor. Fortunately, repeatedly pumping the brakes put enough unboiled-fluid to the calipers each time to effect some degree of stoppage before it reboiled, so I could time my approach to fit into an awkward gap in the traffic coming round the roundaout, go round it like one of those people who reckons they needed concrete in their boot, and eventually stop halfway down a side-road, with smoke pluming from the front passenger-side wheel. :drive: After a few hours of cooling down at the nearby Little Chef I gingerly nursed the car home. Lesson learned. The road is not a racetrack. :wank: I occasionally give her the beans when overtaking or I get a kid in a Corsa line up next to me, but the vast of the majority of the time, I'm pootling along, shifting up at 1800rpm, saving fuel and getting on everyone's nerves. I'm well aware that even in a Capri you can drive faster than your guardian angel can fly. :oops:

User avatar
andyd
Posts: 5409
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:43 am
Car(s): 1984 2.8 Injection
Location: Devon

Re: Why not to speed approaching a roundabout !!

Postby andyd » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:58 am

In a word..... :wank:

User avatar
Jasonmarie
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1817
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:30 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.0 Laser Mercury Grey 1987 hobby
Mercedes Vito Traveline 2.2 Big Bus Daily Driver
Location: Kent

Re: Why not to speed approaching a roundabout !!

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:57 pm

He must of known a roundabout was coming up but was going to fast , looking again his brake lights did not come up .

But as you all say I watched one of these camera action police programs on the tv and a guy was being chased for miles smashed the car up and at the end they said the bloke got off . God know why ?
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer: