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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Today at 15:51:27 »
My point is do not just pick on the older motorist, like the Duke. Perhaps EVERYONE should undergo a medical and abbreviated practical test every 5 years. All the time we have left to actually drive cars and for them not to drive us, with ever increasing demands on the competence of all motorists, this should be the way to go.  I for one expect to give up driving, if it does not give up on me first, in about 10 years; then I'll drive a mobility scooter!! :D ;)

This^^^^. You report to your nearest race track. The local "Stig/Stigette" sets a lap time. You then have 10 laps to post a time within 75% of his/her time.  :D
Malcolm for Minister of Transport.  :y

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Changed the dead battery in the BMW for a new one.

The car promptly decided it couldn't tell if the roof was closed or not and disabled all of the windows (with them stuck half down) and the boot opener. FFS.

I just had to drag ~130Kg of 6' tool chest (which is still on its delivery pallet) across the garage floor to move it out of the way so I could put the car in there before it rains..
Beemers, eh?  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Today at 14:53:43 »
Yes, of course. Currently sitting atop league two.  ::)

Beautiful historic city. Probably less likely to get mugged or beaten than in the city where Everton play. :)
Lincoln features quite regularly on "Pissed up Britain behaving badly" or some such tosh. Not what I would a "nice" place at on Friday nights or weekends.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Today at 14:50:22 »
If you are going to "ban" a group of drivers who cause most accidents ... which group should it be .....  ?

In November 2018, there were 5.3 million over-70s with full driving licences in Britain, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

There were 11,245 people involved in road traffic accidents where the driver was in that age group - a rate of two per 1,000 licence holders.

For Britain's 2.8 million drivers aged 17 to 24, the rate was more than four times as high, at nine per 1,000.

The DVLA did not provide figures on whether this simply reflected that the older age group were on the road less than the younger age group. However, a separate study from the National Travel Survey suggests that over-70 drive an average of 1,000 miles a year more than under-20s.


probably not the elderly ???  :)  :)
I didn't see any mention of banning anyone.  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Today at 13:32:58 »
Everyone should be made to take some sort of competency test at 65 and every five years after, at their own expense. I'm not talking a full driving test, that would be unfair. But something to prove that you were not a danger to yourself and other road users.

Driving home this morning, on a 50mph A road, there was a Nissan Juke footling along at 30 with a queue of frustrated drivers behind, including me. It was only a matter of time before someone tried an unsafe overtake and, eventually, a car three back in the queue did. No harm done...this time.

When I got past, I noticed the driver was an elderly woman......and her knuckles were very white.  ;D


STEMO! :o :o :o

So anyone who is driving carefully, within the speed limit they want to do which in this case is 30mph on a non-motorway road should not be driving?!  Just because everyone, including me, wants to race along at the speed limit or more does not mean those that don't are not safe drivers, no matter what their age. Those that are not patient with this type of "slow but safe" driving and consider unsafe driving to counter-act it perhaps should look at themselves and consider if they should be on the road.

I am more worried about all those youngsters who race around, oblivious to the highway code and laws generally, and put others at major risk of injury or death.  They are the ones the police must clamp down on.
A 30 mph mobile roadblock on a 50 mph road is an accident waiting to happen. The are a lot of big trucks that use that road and, if you get a frustrated truck driver on a single lane carriageway, it makes the situation even more dangerous.
If you can't drive at a reasonable speed, you should hang you keys up......IMO.

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Nothing to do with my Omega's but I managed to get the wife's old 1999 Renault clit through it's MOT with no advisories. Well chuffed!!

Also noticed that the MOT paperwork has changed its style again (still on A4 paper but with new format)
Are you another Lord Opti? You have 2 omegas and a jag, and your missus has a 20 year old clit.
Every family should have a crap shopping cart car uncle STEMO
There is no space in an omega for trivial things like beans and potatoes without the added 10kg of weight disturbing the suspension geometry  :y
(as i told Mrs Builder)
plus, supermarket car park is a hazardous area ,filled with incompetent,sometimes incontinent, idiots who smash into  bumpers and door skins without regard  :(
There is that, I suppose. Personally, I would just go in the jag at three in the morning. It's a 24 hour society, don't you know.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Today at 12:40:51 »
Everyone should be made to take some sort of competency test at 65 and every five years after, at their own expense. I'm not talking a full driving test, that would be unfair. But something to prove that you were not a danger to yourself and other road users.

Driving home this morning, on a 50mph A road, there was a Nissan Juke footling along at 30 with a queue of frustrated drivers behind, including me. It was only a matter of time before someone tried an unsafe overtake and, eventually, a car three back in the queue did. No harm done...this time.

When I got past, I noticed the driver was an elderly woman......and her knuckles were very white.  ;D

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Nothing to do with my Omega's but I managed to get the wife's old 1999 Renault clit through it's MOT with no advisories. Well chuffed!!

Also noticed that the MOT paperwork has changed its style again (still on A4 paper but with new format)
Are you another Lord Opti? You have 2 omegas and a jag, and your missus has a 20 year old clit.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Today at 12:18:16 »
Yes, of course. Currently sitting atop league two.  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Today at 11:28:59 »
They used to...frequently. Don't you remember seeing the football pitches with the lines cleared of snow? Undersoil heating has made the pitches more playable, but they will be out there in minus temperatures this weekend.
That was before the players got paid...
There's plenty of big hard lads in the premiership. Try being tackled by one of them, it will make your eyes water.  ;D

Nancy boys. Some of the foreign ones wear gloves when it gets a bit nippy.
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Sorry, my mistake, all the players in the ENGLISH premier league are foreign johnnies. :)
What would a carrot crunching yokel from Lincolnsausageshire know about football? I'm try to think of a team that comes from those parts.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Yesterday at 21:51:59 »
They used to...frequently. Don't you remember seeing the football pitches with the lines cleared of snow? Undersoil heating has made the pitches more playable, but they will be out there in minus temperatures this weekend.
That was before the players got paid...
There's plenty of big hard lads in the premiership. Try being tackled by one of them, it will make your eyes water.  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: Yesterday at 20:40:38 »
He probably jumped out, told everyone to eff off and was on his way.  ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hard
« on: Yesterday at 20:39:09 »
They used to...frequently. Don't you remember seeing the football pitches with the lines cleared of snow? Undersoil heating has made the pitches more playable, but they will be out there in minus temperatures this weekend.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sick sick world
« on: Yesterday at 18:42:37 »
Gina Miller....oh yes.....please.

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