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Old 19th Jan 2019, 13:44
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Effluent Man
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southwold
Age: 66
Posts: 58
Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
Any defence of "the other car was speeding" is the same as "not only did I see them but I assessed their speed prior to the collision". Not the smartest thing to say.
Apart from this: You may have seen police measuring skidmarks at an accident site. It is possible given the vehicle, tyres and road condition to very accurately calculate the speed prior to impact. If that works out to be clearly over the limit than I think you might have trouble.

I was involved in an accident where a driver pulled off a filling station forecourt when I was probably twenty metres away and hit me head on-ish. His insurers found a "witness" who I had overtaken two miles back who said I was going fast. (Although this was a 60 limit) the judge dismissed his evidence saying what I was doing two miles back was irrelevant.
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