First accident...

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TheInsanity1234
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Re: First accident...

Postby TheInsanity1234 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Good point.

My father has been handling all the calls as understandably, I'm unable to do so. He says he's mostly just been highlighting the "suspicious nature" of their claims being altered etc.

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Re: First accident...

Postby Stefluc1 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Can I just ask I have read most of the comments and couldn’t see one that has asked,so Apoligies if I have missed it in advance
You mention that you lifted off the accelerator but maintained 30 mph is that correct.

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Re: First accident...

Postby TheInsanity1234 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:00 pm

Stefluc1 wrote:Can I just ask I have read most of the comments and couldn’t see one that has asked,so Apoligies if I have missed it in advance
You mention that you lifted off the accelerator but maintained 30 mph is that correct.

I was off the accelerator, but in 4th or 5th so not much engine braking. I probably lost a couple of mph, but was probably about 25 mph or so.

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Re: First accident...

Postby Stefluc1 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks

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Re: First accident...

Postby sussex2 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:33 pm

Living mainly in Spain and doing most of my driving on the mainland there is a form that is in general use for minor/some not so minor collisions.
The drivers involved both fill it out then compare notes and sign it - that's it and no arguing beyond that point. It saves all this faffing around and 'convenient' lapses of memory.
I've often wondered why it has never been adopted in the UK but it must be used in the event of a foreign owned vehicle being involved in a collision. It would have to be in order for them to claim.

http://cartraveldocs.com/european-accident-statement/

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Re: First accident...

Postby jont- » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:03 pm

sussex2 wrote:Living mainly in Spain and doing most of my driving on the mainland there is a form that is in general use for minor/some not so minor collisions.
The drivers involved both fill it out then compare notes and sign it - that's it and no arguing beyond that point. It saves all this faffing around and 'convenient' lapses of memory.
I've often wondered why it has never been adopted in the UK but it must be used in the event of a foreign owned vehicle being involved in a collision. It would have to be in order for them to claim.

http://cartraveldocs.com/european-accident-statement/

I'm still not sure it would stand in the UK - the concern is that at the scene you might feel under pressure to admit blame (let's say the other driver is aggressive), or not realise that they are drugged/drunk.

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Re: First accident...

Postby dvenman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:25 am

jont- wrote:I'm still not sure it would stand in the UK - the concern is that at the scene you might feel under pressure to admit blame (let's say the other driver is aggressive), or not realise that they are drugged/drunk.


I filled one of these out in France once, early in my driving career. All it does is provide an agreed-at-the-time factual version of events, which both parties have signed. There's nothing on the form, IIRC, which says "I done it and I is sorry" and it makes it more likely that both sides keep to the facts later.

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Re: First accident...

Postby sussex2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:07 pm

dvenman wrote:
jont- wrote:I'm still not sure it would stand in the UK - the concern is that at the scene you might feel under pressure to admit blame (let's say the other driver is aggressive), or not realise that they are drugged/drunk.


I filled one of these out in France once, early in my driving career. All it does is provide an agreed-at-the-time factual version of events, which both parties have signed. There's nothing on the form, IIRC, which says "I done it and I is sorry" and it makes it more likely that both sides keep to the facts later.


Exactly! If the other driver is drunk or aggressive the police would be involved in short time. The form takes the 'convenient memory' factor out of it.

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Re: First accident...

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:02 am

TheInsanity1234 wrote:I was off the accelerator, but in 4th or 5th so not much engine braking. I probably lost a couple of mph, but was probably about 25 mph or so.

So if you get out for some more drives with David, perhaps the idea that 30mph through the city centre, in 4th or 5th, approaching a set of traffic lights, doesn't give much wiggle room, will gradually become part of your approach, and help to avoid any recurrence(s).
Nick

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Re: First accident...

Postby sussex2 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:16 am

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:
TheInsanity1234 wrote:I was off the accelerator, but in 4th or 5th so not much engine braking. I probably lost a couple of mph, but was probably about 25 mph or so.

So if you get out for some more drives with David, perhaps the idea that 30mph through the city centre, in 4th or 5th, approaching a set of traffic lights, doesn't give much wiggle room, will gradually become part of your approach, and help to avoid any recurrence(s).


4th or 5th gear in a 30mph limit hampers your driving (despite the insistence of the 'change up' light if fitted) and as you rightly say you need reserves of power and wriggle room - the ability to accelerate and benefit from engine braking as well. It also tends to keep you mind sharpened towards approaching hazards.
Our Citroen van ( 90bhp Fiat diesel engine) will happily chug along at 30 in 5th but that is what it is doing just chugging. It is not being driven.
The MX5 (110bhp 1.6) rarely gets out of 2nd in town...occasional forays into 3rd but that's it.


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