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Discussion in 'Legal Eagle Roost' started by robsbird, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. mikeyw64

    mikeyw64 Registered User Read Only

  2. Pimpernel

    Pimpernel Registered User Read Only

    Why admit to something you don't believe is your fault?
  3. Pimpernel

    Pimpernel Registered User Read Only

    8rfl@ .........
  4. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    Funny how no one has mentioned the female drivers mind set, so I'll have a stab at it, "that vans not pulling out in front of me, he should have waited behind the line at the petrol station, fuck you m8, you can wait till I'm past before you go" " OH SHIT"!! seen it so often you can see the way some peoples minds work!!:dunno:
  5. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Somewhat hilariously i was in the passenger seat the other day while the good lady was driving - she stopped as a car was parked on our side of the road and something was coming the other way - the old dear who was behind in her Micra simply decided to 'overtake' us forcing the driver coming the other way to jump on the brakes. Needless to say she did the whole manouvre without a care in the world, not a flicker of brake light or any sign of decelerating.

    Also had another elderly lady come head on at me, completely ignoring the priority signs at a narrow piece of road near us. She had to stop or ram me, she then waved for me to back up and get out of her way. If it wasn't so hilarious I would have been annoyed. I did the gentlemanly thing and backed up as I doubt she was capable of reversing, as she passed she wound her window down and said i needed to learn some manners, to which i responded by saying that if that was how she drove then she should hand her licence in. I would like to think it may have made her think but somehow i doubt it.

    Living in retirement country it is a bit of a worry how many of the elderly residents are still driving when they just aren't capable. I am so pleased both my mum and dad decided to give up voluntarily.
  6. mikeyw64

    mikeyw64 Registered User Read Only

    OP, what's the latest on this?
  7. Howard

    Howard Registered User Read Only

    Rob is currently unavailable to comment...........:-0)

  8. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    You next, Andy. :-0)
  9. robsbird

    robsbird red ones are faster Club Sponsor

    sorry guys and girls its been a bit mad round here

    Update so

    after filling the complaint with the police complaints they have now said
    they will investigate the matter......

    and iv been ask for an informal interview to be given

    me being me i said why bother you said iv done wrong thats why you sent me the letter.

    plod tells me he has 2 witnesses to say i just pulled out into the on coming
    traffic thats why he sent the letter for the course

    with out even looking at the video..............

    so after taking more advice iv been asked not to disclose the video till full disclosure if it ends up in court

    this all happened over 2 months ago

    they do say the best time for an interview is as as possible why its still current in the mind

    iv since done 8000 plus more miles and the vans been repaid and back with me for over a month

    Never give up

  10. robsbird

    robsbird red ones are faster Club Sponsor

    Well he has now found a statement off of the other driver.....
    his has had a witness statement from me.....
    and some guy down the road thinks he see what happened.

    and he tells me im still guilty and his first letter still stands

    i was driving with out due car and attention...................

    its a funny old system we have here

    "If you are prosecuted for driving without due care and attention the prosecution has to prove that your driving fell below the expected driving level of a competent driver, and this has to be proved beyond reasonable doubt"

    looks like i need a solicitor and a day in court.......

    wish me luck


    driven just over 22000mile in the time its taken him to come to his findings
  11. mikeyw64

    mikeyw64 Registered User Read Only

    luck wished@tu*
  12. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Is there a presumption or even a requirement that a 'professional driver' is expected to display higher standards than 'social, domestic and pleasure' drivers? I recall hearing this a good few years ago when plod stopped a bus diver that had carved me up something rotten on my push bike.

    Do so is this any influence here?:dunno:
  13. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    And that will go absolutely nowhere, trust me on this police complaints is nothing more than a paper exercise designed to protect the plod & fob you off
  14. ianrobbo1

    ianrobbo1 good looking AND modest Club Sponsor

    As far as I'm concerned the fact that "we" have taken further "tests" to get Bike/HGV or PSV licences and that should make us "better" drivers in the eyes of anyone that can see or has an "apeth" of common sense, however it seems that at least two of the above categories is a great excuse to bump up insurance premiums, :dunno: so how the nice Policeman can say that you were driving at a lower level than expected is quite simply a laugh!! has he been trained in spotting someone that falls short of these standards, ?? and if he is qualified to make a distinction how come half of the road users today are not "on a course" because I witness some really bad driving on a daily basis, even when I'm not doing the driving!! :eek: good luck with the outcome, it may be an idea to ask if he has been on some kind of a course to spot bad drivers or something similar that we could all read and check up on!!:dunno:
  15. mikeyw64

    mikeyw64 Registered User Read Only

    Well based on experience of taking a bus through a red light (nb all the passengers swore blind it was green however a camera showed it was red) and narrowly having an accident with a car many years ago and being fined ?600 then yes professional drivers are expected to display higher standards
  16. bagofsand

    bagofsand registered Club Sponsor

    I had the pleasure of meeting a professional driver on a speed awareness course. he proceeded to challenge the tutor on all aspects of the course and inform me of his expertise, when I suggested that if indeed he was that great why was attending the course? he was strangely quiet. twat cost me an extra 30mins of time. Just because you drive more miles and or sat more tests doesn't stop you from being a shit driver.
  17. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Any update on this, curious to know which way it went?
  18. robsbird

    robsbird red ones are faster Club Sponsor

    after the statement i give at the local station......

    He told me he still stands by his first letter and resent the same as the first letter

    The 14 day to book the course was up over a month ago and im still waiting
    for his next move to submit it to court

  19. Howard

    Howard Registered User Read Only

    All fixed now, I did prefer the timber bus shelter though! :-0)

  20. robsbird

    robsbird red ones are faster Club Sponsor

    Well this dose make me smile as most would say the councils are slow at working BUT in this case it has worked out there faster than Chester police as im still waiting for them to make there next move in taking me to court but hay ho the longer they leave it the harder it will be for them to prove they did there job right in the first place.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016

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