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Prince Phillip involved in road accident

Old 19th Jan 2019, 17:04
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Good to see that his replacement car was delivered within hours, unlike us normal folk who have to wait weeks/months for a new car. All courtesy of the taxpayer too, hooray!
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 17:09
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err not really the Royals are self insuring for car fleet.

And that sort of stuff Aunty pays for out of personal cash.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 17:15
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Was the vehicle owned or loaned?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 17:32
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No clue presume leased. It will be armoured as well. So the one turning up will be from a pool.

It won't be someone has been sent down to the local dealer and paid cash to drive it out the show room.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 19:08
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Originally Posted by clareprop View Post
He's just been snapped driving again.
When I bent an aeroplane I was encouraged to go flying again as soon as possible. By the people whose aeroplane I'd bent.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 19:51
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No clue presume leased. It will be armoured as well. So the one turning up will be from a pool.

It won't be someone has been sent down to the local dealer and paid cash to drive it out the show room.
The point that I was making is that when HRH asks for a vehicle from a manufacturer, they will supply one from their 'fleet'.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 20:11
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
It could also be germaine as to which part of the vehicle was hit.

My daughter had a similar accident. She had crossed the A road and was hit in the left rear quarter. The no-blame driver was evidently not going too fast but had only appeared after my daughter was committed. Interesting to know the geometry in this case.
I wonder what Greer HRH was in....😁

Hope your daughter was not injured.🤞🏼

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Old 19th Jan 2019, 20:23
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I just hope when the old geezer finally pops it you don't get days of wall to wall coverage of the glory days... with the entire royal family out in public (they never miss a good opportunity). Mind you, here in Russia I guarantee you the only royal they'll miss is Prince Michael... they love that old fella... I once met him (well I did wave at him and he ignored me) at some Oil and Gas event in Moscow around ten years ago or so... he's always over here.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 20:34
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There have been countless accidents caused when car drivers have pulled out in front of motorcyclists, with obvious consequences.
Dununda, we call that SMIDSY - Sorry mate, I didn't see you. Of course, that makes it all right.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 21:03
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Originally Posted by tescoapp View Post
ABS still puts rubber down and you just use the same model car and weight to calibrate the fiction coefficient and deceleration.

They have calibration tables for all models of car and only when lawyers get uppity about surface friction do they have to do a reconstruction test. Quite often they do a known police car test at the time and that gets used to get the friction coefficient and then that's linked to the car model.
Strange that our local traffic police say different. I'll have to tell them tesco says they are wrong. Another of your many talents.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 21:11
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There was a BBC series on a few months back about police investigating accidents and that showed measurements being taken. They did say it was possible to calculate speed, direction of travel and other factors from road markings. That was what my post was based on.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 21:29
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Strange that our local traffic police say different. I'll have to tell them tesco says they are wrong. Another of your many talents.
It's not exactly unknown for "local traffic police" to get things wrong. Round here they from time to time get the laws relating to cycling wrong, for example. Despite getting that sort of thing right being their day job.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 22:39
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When I bent an aeroplane I was encouraged to go flying again as soon as possible.
One presumes you weren't ninety-seven years old at the time though....
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 23:03
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It's not exactly unknown for "local traffic police" to get things wrong. Round here they from time to time get the laws relating to cycling wrong, for example. Despite getting that sort of thing right being their day job.
Certainly was (and probably still is) the case here. I took to carrying a laminated copy of the relevant section of the Metropolitan Traffic act when I rode, and suggesting that I was sick of explaining the law to young constables who should know it, and if they wanted to book me, they could book me and have the magistrate explain it. They never took me up on the offer, but I did get a couple of 5 a.m. phone calls to come to the police station to discuss written complaints I'd made, sometimes months earlier.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 02:26
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In the case of PP then I think this is probably due to a diminution in marbles. My S in L 's father developed a theory in later life that everybody else on the road had to give way to him and no amount of persuasion could convince him otherwise. Eventually they took to hiding his keys.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 03:55
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Was the vehicle owned or loaned?
Dunno, but did I read not all that long ago that some of these parasites receive cars FOC as part of 'sponsorship' deals. Certain German motors spring to mind.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 05:05
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Originally Posted by flash8 View Post
I just hope when the old geezer finally pops it you don't get days of wall to wall coverage of the glory days... with the entire royal family out in public (they never miss a good opportunity) Mind you, here in Russia I guarantee you the only royal they'll miss is Prince Michael... they love that old fella... I once met him (well I did wave at him and he ignored me) at some Oil and Gas event in Moscow around ten years ago or so... he's always over here.
In the words of a certain tennis player " you cannot be serious !"......we've had a wedding, or two, a funeral, but no Coronation for a while, and one or two other events involving said family. However, cometh the time and no matter what else happens in the UK or across the globe, there won't be any other news. If you think that wedding last year was saturation c/o the Beeb, as another expression goes, "you ain't seen nothing yet "

And as has been said many times, it won't be said family that will be gracing our screens, it's the sycophantic fawning "members of the public " and self proclaimed "Royhalty Hexparts " who will duly provide the television emetic.

I did, though, like the official comment from Norfolk's finest about " suitable words of advice " being given to the driver, sans seat belt.....possibly not in the way one Insp Jack Regan would have done....
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 07:01
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From The Sunday Times....


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Old 20th Jan 2019, 07:11
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So Prince Philip has now been warned just forty eight hours after his accident for not wearing a seat belt on a public road. This is the bizarre way the police operate, one person can be prosecuted for an offence, yet the next person is not prosecuted. I would say not wearing a seat belt or using a mobile phone should always result in points. I have to say that if I was facing points in a similar situation in Norfolk, it would seem a good opportunity to challenge both the law and the Chief Constable.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 07:45
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Use of the phone yes, but not wearing a belt? I agree it should be the law to wear them but ultimately it's yor own life you are putting in danger. It must be unique in motoring laws that there is no potential to harm anyone but the person committing the offence. I still think though that the old fella may be going a bit doo lally.
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