1. marty359

    Sister in laws car keyed

    My sister in law lives in Guildford and had a little ding dong with another driver last week. She only passed her test a few months ago and whilst parallel parking outside her house and taking longer than it usually should the impatient driver behind got out and started abusing her. She replied...
  2. merc85

    Farther in laws new purchase :)

    Drove this today, what a cracking car, c180 turbo with AMG kit, the 7 speed box is so so smooth cant feel any of the gear changes, mind you its only done 10k
  3. Mr. B

    Strange and Funny Laws in France

    15 Strange and Funny Laws in France; 1. Between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of music on the radio must be by French artists. 2. It is illegal to kiss on railways in France. 3. No pig may be addressed as Napoleon by its owner. 4. It is forbidden without a cemetery plot to die on the...
  4. Goenry

    New MOT Laws? W215 CL500 Suspension Gaiter question

    Hi, I recently had my MOT in November and everything went through peachy - I had wondered what I may be up against next year when the new laws kick in. Does anyone know what the rule is around the 'dust covers for suspensions' and what that means? the gaiters on one of my rear right is starting...
  5. verytalldave

    New retirement laws for women

    I heard in the news today that women - who currently retire 5 years earlier than men - will soon be made to work until they are 63 or 64. With it becoming 65 soon after. Making the retirement age equal eventually. The report stated that women - now in their 50's were "horrified" that they would...
  6. C

    pointless traffic laws

    here are some stupid traffic laws and funny in the same time In Hartford, Connecticut, you're not allowed to cross the street walking on your hands. It’s illegal to drive an ugly horse in Washington. In the UK it is prohibited to drive a car without sitting in the front seat. i wonder what...
  7. M

    US charges car firm Daimler with violating bribery laws

    BBC News - US charges car firm Daimler with violating bribery laws
  8. Rasputin

    The Laws for British Sports Cars

    A nostalgic article found:- The Laws for British Sports Cars Most of us are familiar with the physical laws thought up by Isaac Newton, the guy who invented gravity. He said things like "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction" and "If you sit under a tree long enough, an...
  9. Palfrem

    UK Anti terrors laws used on Icelandic banks?

    Can anyone perhaps explain how HMG could apply the anti-terror laws in this case? Icesave is clearly not a subsidiary of Al Quaeda, so how can these laws be used? No wonder the Icelandic PM was miffed. Worryingly, I suppose this means any time the fancy takes them, the UK Authorities can...
  10. verytalldave

    New parking laws So how do you prove you were not parked illegally if they post you a parking ticket? And how do they prove you were? Seems a very dodgy state of affairs if you ask me.
  11. R

    archaic laws and rules

    I think it is about time the archaic laws of this country need to be updated. The only laws getting updated are those concerning cars and drivers why? When the Highway Code was made no mobile phones existed. Now there are laws covering that. Now there are proposals to increase fines to £100 and...
  12. R

    Valid laws of the land

    1. It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses. 2. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. 3. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down. 4. Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a...
  13. D

    Different Laws for the Police?

    On Wednesday, I was driving along the M4, towards London, in that area of Wiltshire festooned with Camera warning signs. Lorry going the other way was repeatedly flashing his headlights. At first I thought he was "talking" to a lorry I was overtaking, then I saw the driver giving the "slow...
  14. kikkthecat

    Crackdown on seatbelt laws

    I read this in our local paper recently, it's hard to believe that so many people dont seem to give a damn about their own childrens' safety. You see them all the time in this part of the world, cars driving around with kids running loose inside, standing between the 2 front seats, standing...
  15. big x

    What are the laws on clocked cars ?

    Anyone know the actual facts of the matter? Seems to me this spiv in Londonistan has yet to commit an offence as the car is unsold: The AA say one in four cars on the road have had the mileage "corrected" so whatever the legal situation it's...
  16. L

    Laws Of The Natural Universe

    LAWS OF THE NATURAL UNIVERSE Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee. Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. Law of Probability: The probability of...
  17. R

    New seat belt laws

    Ok, so from May 9th, anyone under 1 metre 35 cm (average height of 11 year old) MUST be in the appropriate type of child seat in a car. The changes also mean that you cant squeeze more children than seatbelts in a car, and all those 9 year olds who thought they were big enough not to have...
  18. Shude

    New parking laws enforcement from July 2004

    I read this in a free rag that came through the door earlier, it's called "Local Matters". I'm not sure how far these new rules will stretch, the article doesn't say, but I suspect if one police force and one council have decided it's a good idea then they will all catch on in the end. My...
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