Its a miracle people live these days

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by st4, May 7, 2012.

  1. st4

    st4 Banned

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    Honestly, the dangers out there, People on twitter whilst driving, people driving around on part worn tyres, cars with DPFs removed, kamikasi police drivers, middle lane hoggers, injectors failing on diesel Mercedes, de-catted V8s and diesels roaming the country side, someone having a couple of beers and driving on the road, life hammers mounted in the wrong place.....

    I'm afraid to step out my back door in case I am mowed down by a car, or inhale car emissions and die straight away.
     
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    I'm not going anywhere near it either...
     
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    That's why I choose to live in England.
     
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    st4

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    is it only Scots who don't change their tyres at the end of every journey. You only have to fear the man going 71mph on the M1 on twitter. You are slightly more safe than me....
     
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    Or the one on the phone, eating a sandwich and reading a map while doing 80 on the M1.
     
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    Be careful out there...

    All of those hazards and the chance of a satellite landing on your head
     
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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    Thank **** your car is off the road then. Imagine being killed by a shed.

    :D









    Seriously though.

    Look on the bright side Steve.

    Tomorrow night, we eat like Kings at the Yadgar.

    Just manage to survive the day please.
     
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    Doing 80 on the M1, isn't that rather hypothetical :D
     
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    My brother in law bought a secondhand VW Golf GTI. We were going down to Hull in convoy where he must have sped up to 90mph. After I noticed that he had 8mm winter tyres and 3mm summer tyres on the front axis.:doh:
     
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    Yes, only 208,000 casualties per year in road accidents including 1,850 killed. Pretty trivial eh?
     
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    STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COPY OF THE DAILY MAIL AND NEVER GO NEAR IT AGAIN!!!! ;)

    Now carry on your life as normal :D

    Darren
     
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    there are more casualties than people killed???

    :eek:
     
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    Optimistic ! ;)
     
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    Suicidal. Speed kills.
     
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    Yes. Go to DofT website for data. Casualty figure includes people seriously injured, etc.
     
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    Here's a snippet from Rospa: -
    Great Britain has one of the best road safety records in Europe and the world. Despite massive increases in traffic over the last few decades, the number of people killed on our roads has fallen from around 5,500 per year in the mid 1980s to well under 2,000 in 2010. However, this still means that around five people die on Britain’s roads every day.
    Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain, 2010
    Killed 1,850
    Seriously Injured 22,660
    Slightly Injured 184,138
    All 208,648

    These figures are for road accidents in which someone was injured on a public road and which were reported to the police. Although virtually all fatal road accidents are reported to the police, it is known that many involving injury are not reported, even when some of those involved required medical or hospital treatment. It is estimated that the total number of road casualties in Great Britain is between 660,000 and 880,000 per year, with a best estimate of around 730,000. This includes an estimated 80,000 people who are seriously injured.

    http://www.rospa.com/faqs/detail.aspx?faq=296
     
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    Yes that as well if it's not already on the list!
     

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