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Message 1889768 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 16:35:11 UTC - in response to Message 1889757.  

Interesting. Looking into it further, it is currently expensive.

"it turns out that a Mirai will do roughly as many miles on a kilo of compressed hydrogen as a modern petrol-fuelled hybrid will do on a gallon of unleaded." (Sourced from a review on the Mirai).

The report states that he put in 0.7kg at a cost of £7. So a kg will cost £10 & the car itself costs £66,000.

It will be some time before it becomes widespread & at a reasonable cost, but looks good :-)
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Message 1889775 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 17:54:25 UTC

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Message 1889784 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 19:26:46 UTC

I don't see why you say VOSA's paddle has been removed. They had revoked the license and both the transport company and the driver had failed to comply with this - one thing that is not clear is how long before the accident the license had been revoked - a matter of hours then they might not have known about it, but much longer then they were willingly breaking the law.
As to why no bail - perhaps His Lordship had heard whispers that the bereaved families might want an additional funeral to be required (that is in addition to their eight) and His Lordship wants to ensure that a fair trial takes place for the deaths of the eight, not one for the murder of the ninth.
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Message 1889802 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 20:51:27 UTC - in response to Message 1889784.  

I did state "possibly". You've stated the reason as to why that was.
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Message 1889820 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 21:44:38 UTC - in response to Message 1889768.  
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The Mirai seems to have very similar specs to the Clarity. I think it was James May (yep, the sensible one from the old Top Gear) who called the original model, the most important car for 100 years
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Message 1889885 - Posted: 15 Sep 2017, 6:48:39 UTC

Lit cigarette, gas tank leads to Porsche fire
ST. PETERSBURG FL (FOX 13) - A Porsche went up in flames on Interstate 275 on Tuesday night.

Florida Highway Patrol said the driver was traveling on I-275 near 38th Avenue in St. Petersburg. The driver was carrying a gas tank in the passenger seat and lit a cigarette. That’s when the fire started.

FHP shared a photo of the scorched car covered in fire extinguisher foam, and still smoldering from the blaze.
The driver, who was not identified, escaped uninjured, but the Porsche did not.

According to FHP, it’s a total loss.


Too bad he is not a Darwin Award contender... maybe next time he will not be so lucky.
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Message 1890407 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 17:19:51 UTC
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Message 1890412 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 17:29:42 UTC

Two killed during Dodge Challenger Hellcat test drive on airport runway.
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Message 1890419 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 17:55:33 UTC

What chance has safety got with fools like this about.

I despair, says police officer
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Message 1890421 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:00:17 UTC
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See the 1st bridge in Barstow CA, while you can, as it is going to be replaced, and survey work has started.


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Message 1890422 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:10:29 UTC - in response to Message 1890419.  
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What chance has safety got with fools like this about.

I despair, says police officer

Another 15yo driver.......this time with tragic consequences.

The teenage boy was the only person in the vehicle. Utah law requires drivers with a learner’s permit to be accompanied by an adult.
Utah mom killed, daughters injured when teen boy driver swerves into oncoming traffic.
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Message 1890423 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:15:43 UTC - in response to Message 1890422.  

Sad :-(

"The teenage boy was the only person in the vehicle. Utah law requires drivers with a learner’s permit to be accompanied by an adult, Utah Highway Patrol said."

Same as our laws.

"If you want to practise your driving with an accompanying driver, the accompanying driver must be over the age of 21 and, must hold a full licence in the relevant vehicle category for at least three years."
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Message 1890424 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:22:20 UTC - in response to Message 1890423.  
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Sad :-(

"The teenage boy was the only person in the vehicle. Utah law requires drivers with a learner’s permit to be accompanied by an adult, Utah Highway Patrol said."

Same as our laws.

"If you want to practise your driving with an accompanying driver, the accompanying driver must be over the age of 21 and, must hold a full licence in the relevant vehicle category for at least three years."

Yes, but of what use are the laws if some fool ignores them?
That is what make it even more tragic.
The laws were in place to try to prevent such things as this from happening.
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Message 1890425 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:25:05 UTC - in response to Message 1890424.  

+1

What is even more tragic is the system that makes those laws, hand down paltry sentences to those same fools (should they survive).
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Message 1890426 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:26:49 UTC - in response to Message 1890425.  

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What is even more tragic is the system that makes those laws, hand down paltry sentences to those same fools (should they survive).

Especially at that age. Doubt he shall be charged with anything meaningful. And even if he is, as he is not an adult, they won't carry the consequences they should.
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Message 1890427 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:28:28 UTC - in response to Message 1890407.  


Oh dear, another double decker that wanted to be a single decker


Where is the proper height restriction sign?
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Message 1890428 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:29:44 UTC - in response to Message 1890427.  


Oh dear, another double decker that wanted to be a single decker


Where is the proper height restriction sign?

You mean that big red thing that says 12' 0"?
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Message 1890431 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:36:41 UTC

Oops, it's always the case with these incidents that the bridge/walkway in question is less than the height of the bus (approx 14'6").
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Message 1890433 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 18:40:45 UTC - in response to Message 1890428.  


Oh dear, another double decker that wanted to be a single decker


Where is the proper height restriction sign?

You mean that big red thing that says 12' 0"?


That big red thing is not a regulatory sign although I must admit I would have taken heed of it.

Bridge height traffic signs used in the UK. http://www.ukmotorists.com/lowbridge_signs.asp
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