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Old 19th Jan 2019, 16:00
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Allan Lupton
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hertfordshire
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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.
If the other car is approaching along a straightish road in good visibility I would agree with that.
However life is often more complex and one can be in a situation where you can see only a shortish length of road which can be covered (at the speed limit) by an approaching vehicle in a similar time that it takes you to pull out of its way - and if it's going faster, the collision is inevitable. The main road in question has what amounts to a continuous curve for about a mile each side of the accident site, which would limit ones ability to see approaching traffic as soon as one would like. Considerations of that sort should have influenced the NCC's decision to reduce the speed limit I'd hope.
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