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Re: The end of Petrol cars has started
Reply #45 on: March 11, 2021, 04:50:09 AM
If you do mega miles it perhaps makes sense, I just don't like being disengaged from driving. There are too many distractions and conveniences now that trivialise driving to the point where you can easily lapse in concentration IMO. I like to remain focused at all times, especially now I have kids in the back.

One of my brothers had a not safe driving issue. Then he got a daughter. She taught him to be careful.

Even with the best modern driving aids you still have to keep your eyes on the road. Eventually there might be the option of fully automatic driving and it might become legal to have it in control rather than you, but not yet. We might even have functional self drive air cars before then.


Interesting lead to all the new cars with digital displays. Mercedes taking queues from Tesla and then some as well as BMW. I wonder how this will all effect driving attention. New Merc's even have RGB going on.

Re: The end of Petrol cars has started
Reply #46 on: March 15, 2021, 09:32:51 AM
If you do mega miles it perhaps makes sense, I just don't like being disengaged from driving. There are too many distractions and conveniences now that trivialise driving to the point where you can easily lapse in concentration IMO. I like to remain focused at all times, especially now I have kids in the back.

One of my brothers had a not safe driving issue. Then he got a daughter. She taught him to be careful.

Even with the best modern driving aids you still have to keep your eyes on the road. Eventually there might be the option of fully automatic driving and it might become legal to have it in control rather than you, but not yet. We might even have functional self drive air cars before then.

There's hope for Alan yet then :D

Re: The end of Petrol cars has started
Reply #47 on: March 16, 2021, 16:06:12 PM
wait where did I come into it?

I've only been in once accident, wasn't my fault !

the multiple bans for having too many points (speeding) have nothing to do with anything....

Re: The end of Petrol cars has started
Reply #48 on: March 16, 2021, 16:10:52 PM
one of my drivers was in a crash a couple of week back

said he was driving along and someone shot out of a drive backwards, just missed a builders van and collided with him

woman driver denied driving, man ran out of house and said he was the driver

lots of arguing ensued, he had to phone the police!


I've been arguing with the insurance company about it.... until they sent me this CCTV....

he's in the white (7ton) van coming from the right

skip to 2min

https://youtu.be/htuS2R7mo64

nice :-s

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Re: The end of Petrol cars has started
Reply #49 on: March 16, 2021, 18:19:11 PM
Been in a similar crash, twice on the same day.

Car actually still ran, surprisingly, but not well and was declared a write off by insurance.

This can happen, it's traveling slightly too fast for the conditions. No point in lying about it, someone is almost guaranteed to have a camera and find you out.

Even without that it is obvious from a tail end collision who is responsible in that location.

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Re: The end of Petrol cars has started
Reply #50 on: March 16, 2021, 23:39:14 PM
one of my drivers was in a crash a couple of week back

said he was driving along and someone shot out of a drive backwards, just missed a builders van and collided with him

woman driver denied driving, man ran out of house and said he was the driver

lots of arguing ensued, he had to phone the police!


I've been arguing with the insurance company about it.... until they sent me this CCTV....

he's in the white (7ton) van coming from the right

skip to 2min

https://youtu.be/htuS2R7mo64

nice :-s


You sacking him then for lying?

Re: The end of Petrol cars has started
Reply #51 on: March 22, 2021, 16:13:39 PM
You sacking him then for lying?

for now he's taken a pay cut to cover some of the cost

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Re: The end of Petrol cars has started
Reply #52 on: March 23, 2021, 00:12:52 AM
You sacking him then for lying?

for now he's taken a pay cut to cover some of the cost


Never a dull day for you mate :)


On the topic at hand, all the electric car conversion seems to be really gathering moment in the car industry. It seems some old long relationships between oil companies and car companies are going sour so the latter is turning away.
The future problem for anyone with normal cars is that as demand drops the prices will go up.

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