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Prince Phillip involved in road accident

Old 27th Jan 2019, 13:30
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Isn't that an admission of liability?

It would seem so, but if I understand correctly, the Royal Family are 'self-insured' for driving, and therefore not constrained by the usual conditions of 'do not admit' in normal car insurance policies. Their choice.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 13:31
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Isn't that an admission of liability?
Does that matter if you self insure?
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 14:21
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Does that matter if you self insure?
Not if you're worth £88bn
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 14:38
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Shortly after we arrived in Denmark, my wife, driving a British-registered car, was involved in a collision.
The (Danish) driver of the other vehicle immediately admitted liability and ensured that the repairs were paid for by him.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 14:49
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I suppose there must be different definitions of "serious" injury for different bureaucratic purposes, but I was under the impression that a broken arm or wrist (variously reported) counted as "serious" for at least one of them.
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Old 27th Jan 2019, 14:57
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He's letter has been published so somebody is coining it.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 18:05
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A sensible choice IMHO. It must have been tough for him though.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-471868...e=news_central
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 19:00
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It's not as if he cannot be driven wherever he wants . . ,
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 19:06
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Why announce it? Control the story? I can't see the point.

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Old 9th Feb 2019, 19:11
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Not only that its the bloody headline... obviously major news.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 06:04
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I guess H.M. had a talk with him about keeping his license.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 06:33
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Not only that its the bloody headline... obviously major news.
Quite !....and the Beeb duly went into max mil power to inform the nation of this major event....."97 year old man gives up driving licence ! "......"Prince Philips licence to lie in state with full ceremonial guard for 5 days ! " " millions expected to sign book of condolences !"

What happens next however will be interesting because the CPS, according to reports, are still considering his RTA......but, it would come as no surprise to learn their eventual decision will be along the lines of "not in the public interest " to prosecute. ......always nice to have a happy ending after all.

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Old 10th Feb 2019, 06:48
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One of my sons was involved in an almost identical collision when an old boy pulled out from a side road. The man was in his 90s too. No prosecution followed, the insurance companies sorted it and the old man gave up his licence.

I donít see why HRH should be castigated by those jealous of his situation.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 06:54
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No hardship for Phil. He can still tootle around the estate''s private grounds; remind me, how many acres does it have?
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 06:59
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Good for him, I remember the day I asked my grandad if he really should be driving. I drove him home and he never drove a car again. Thankfully it wasn't an accident that stopped him.

And it normal for the CPS not to push a prosecution if the old person hands in their license. Complete waste of money and time taking things to court when they have already handed in their license.

I am sure the occupants will get a damage payment with a clause for not talking about it and that will be that.



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Old 10th Feb 2019, 07:30
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Good for him, I remember the day I asked my grandad if he really should be driving. I drove him home and he never drove a car again. Thankfully it wasn't an accident that stopped him.

And it normal for the CPS not to push a prosecution if the old person hands in their license. Complete waste of money and time taking things to court when they have already handed in their license.

I am sure the occupants will get a damage payment with a clause for not talking about it and that will be that.
Actually, I agree with your statement above and there would be no point in prosecuting him at his age.

But, sorry about this, it's far from unrealistic to suggest, that, as was the case with your grandfather, and also my late father, albeit he was in his early 80's, he should have stopped driving on public roads some considerable time ago.

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Old 10th Feb 2019, 08:06
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The whole what checks and measures should apply to the elderly to retain the ability to drive on public roads has been done time again in here. Personally a medical, eyesight test and practical test with decreasing time between checks as you get older is not unreasonable.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 08:53
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Exactly; a formal system of regular, routine checks on everybody would be far easier and safer for everyone.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 09:21
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Everyone except the royals, naturally.....
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 09:56
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Nope, the royals have been done a few times for traffic offences.

Same rules apply to them. I was told Aunty Betty didn't have a driving license, but Charles and William do. Haven't a clue or not if true. My grandfather never had a driving test but my dad did. Same rough ages.

Speed cameras don't know who is driving.
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