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Old 18th Jan 2019, 08:44
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I bet he was choked off to realise that his Land Rover had been pushed over by a Kia built by slitty-eyed Asians.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 08:48
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Not me, officer, my royal protection officer was driving......
I do hope you are not making an oblique reference to a, cough ! " rather unfortunate " landing by his son in this respect......

Anyway, it appears the car did a bit of tumbling......


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Old 18th Jan 2019, 09:59
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Nick the Greek was a well-known professional gambler, real name Nick Dandolos
"Nick the Greek" was possibly what the policeman said when the Duke of Edinburgh got caught speeding.....
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 10:13
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Not me, officer, my royal protection officer was driving......
Chum of mine was on Royal Protection duties as a superintendent. One day, driving on one of the narrow roads in Windsor Great Park he spotted an unfamiliar car coming in the opposite direction. Assuming it was a visitor he carried on, and as the other car drew close it was forced off the tarmac on to the grass to pass. Glancing across he was horrified to see The Queen driving, accompanied by her protection officer, who was laughing his head off. Later, said officer told him that as they passed the Queen remarked "That man **** , who does he think he is!" As my chum said, "I kissed goodbye to my chances of an MVO that day!"
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 16:17
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Phil the Greek was applying for the Chauffeur's job in no 10.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 16:21
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Don't trust Greeks who say they're pulling out....
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 17:27
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Driving without Duke Care and Attention, obviously.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 18:03
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Channel 4 News has just referred to him as "The Duke of Hazard".
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 18:10
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
I bet he was choked off to realise that his Land Rover had been pushed over by a Kia built by slitty-eyed Asians.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 18:35
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I see a new one has been delivered in a covered lorry today!
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 20:38
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Lots of references in the news today about how the council were already looking at putting a speed camera on that bit of road. Seems like someone is subtly pushing the idea that it must have been the Kia’s fault for speeding. Because of course a 97 year old driver couldn’t possibly have misjudged pulling out from a side road!
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 20:55
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Perhaps I could persuade the Duke to have a collision in our road. We need a speed limit too.

Actually from the published data that road does seem to have a poor safety record.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 23:18
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I see he has been quoted as having been dazzled by the low sun. That's not an excuse of course, but I do sympathise. Quite a few times recently I've found myself almost blinded by low afternoon sun and had to drop to a really slow speed. Not a lot you can do about it except be very, very careful
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 07:42
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Something for car manufacturers to consider. When you drive with the Sun behind you you have good vision and no idea how poor the vision is for cars approaching. Now my car will put its lights on in low light conditions. It also increases the dash lights brightness when driving towards a low Sun.

We need a function that will put the lights on with bright light behind you. For the car driving towards the Sun it would be helpful if its rear lights went on too.

This would also help for the car travelling without lights and being illuminated by a following car.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 07:49
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Originally Posted by Curious Pax View Post
Lots of references in the news today about how the council were already looking at putting a speed camera on that bit of road. Seems like someone is subtly pushing the idea that it must have been the Kia’s fault for speeding. Because of course a 97 year old driver couldn’t possibly have misjudged pulling out from a side road!
According to statistics covering 200,000 incidents that were attended by police, speeding was the cause in 2.4% of all cases. (Data extracted from a report provided by our own Mr Chips.) A camera will not stop drivers pulling out without properly checking for oncoming traffic. A camera will also not stop the sun from shining at an inconvenient angle.

But never mind, the council are thinking of all that lovely revenue while inferring that one notable local resident is infallible
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 07:50
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 08:26
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BFraser, the installstion of average speed cameras, whilst not preventing accidents involving lack of attention on their own, should reduce the severity of an accident should one occur.
The alternative for the local authority is "do nothing" because, as has already been mentioned, they can't affect the position if the sun or drivers not paying attention. Given the poor safety record of this road, doing nothing was not really a suitable option.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 08:31
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Actually from the published data that road does seem to have a poor safety record.[/QUOTE]

"A" roads throughout EastAnglia have a poor safety record. It's a combination of relative fast traffic flow, limited overtake opportunities and often potentially fatal hazards such as trees. A short stretch of the A12 near to me has regular serious accidents and fatalities. Good business for florists though, so I guess every grey cloud...
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 08:35
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Chum of mine was on Royal Protection duties as a superintendent. One day, driving on one of the narrow roads in Windsor Great Park he spotted an unfamiliar car coming in the opposite direction. Assuming it was a visitor he carried on, and as the other car drew close it was forced off the tarmac on to the grass to pass. Glancing across he was horrified to see The Queen driving, accompanied by her protection officer, who was laughing his head off. Later, said officer told him that as they passed the Queen remarked "That man **** , who does he think he is!" As my chum said, "I kissed goodbye to my chances of an MVO that day!"
Had the same, Red Jag as I recall . .
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 09:29
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PN Its called the Headlights On Position
Oh well done, never thought of that.

Not so dozens of drivers travelling with the Sun behind them or after dark (sunset) without lights.
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