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Britains Most Dangerous Roads

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    Posted by steve_perth (U15494480) on Wednesday, 7th November 2012

    This program (US spelling) seeks to explain and apportion blame. It does NOT deal with the cutthroat logistics that mean it is more profitable to run un-roadworthy HGVs than put them through MOTs or insure them properly.

    My car (Ford Mondeo) was written off by a Tesco contracted HGV on the A90 south of Aberdeen when it's rear axle dropped off in front of me.

    The HGV did not stop and took out more then 3 other cars with it's debris...

    Grampian police didn't take it further so I had to pay, even though I was doing 50 on a dual carriage way and more than 300m behind. The wheel and axle came bouncing towards me and I managed to place them between my two front wheels as opposed to through the windscreen, me and roof.

    I had to pay for all repairs and now have an insurance claim history...

    NOT IMPRESSED WITH YOUR PRORAMME!

    Men 7 to Women 5 Accidents! JOKE!!!

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    Posted by megamain (U12800305) on Wednesday, 7th November 2012

    Yes, a programme (British spelling) about unroadworthy trucks would make a scintillating hour of TV.

    smiley - yikes

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    Posted by Edward Taylor (U15023356) on Wednesday, 7th November 2012

    Surely anything that puts people's lives at risk is a suitable subject for coverage (ESPECIALLY if its a large corporate).

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    Posted by Calendula (U2331338) on Thursday, 8th November 2012

    For a start it should have been called 'Britain's most dangerous drivers' because there was nothing in it about dangerous roads at all.

    And I really couldn't get my head around how being able to drive through a narrow gap could equate with being a good driver or not. What about middle-land hogging, pulling out of side roads without looking, running red lights, speeding, not understanding how roundabouts work, not using indicators, using fog lights when there is no fog etc etc etc. And why didn't any of them use their initiative and pull the wing mirrors in?

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    Posted by MCrawford (U14684488) on Thursday, 8th November 2012

    You should live in Portugal. Here all the actions you mention appear to be compulsory in the driving test. Tailgating is especially prevalent and quite unnerving, especially when the driver is using a mobile phone, together with overtaking on blind corners and brows of hills.

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Thursday, 8th November 2012


    posted by Calendula:
    For a start it should have been called 'Britain's most dangerous drivers' because there was nothing in it about dangerous roads at all.
     


    Doesnt a prolific amount of dangerous drivers equate to dangerous roads?

    For example would you never say something like "Be careful when you pass through (insert name of area) that is a very dangerous neighbourhood."

    Is it not the criminal element of individual people that result in a dangerous neighbourhood?

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    Posted by Sandstrom (U14413284) on Thursday, 8th November 2012

    There is a perfectly good thread here steve_perth www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Perhaps a little less speed and a little more observation.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 8th November 2012

    There is a perfectly good thread here steve_perth www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Perhaps a little less speed and a little more observation.  

    Please post to the existing discussion, closing this duplicate now.

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