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Message 2102207 - Posted: 29 Jun 2022, 14:15:33 UTC - in response to Message 2102202.  

Some banks actually take a very dim view of a DD10 arriving and a promotion to level P45 joins is added to the collection. That makes the arrival of the bus seat even more painful.
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Message 2102235 - Posted: 29 Jun 2022, 22:07:02 UTC
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Message 2102251 - Posted: 30 Jun 2022, 5:41:01 UTC - in response to Message 2102235.  

[edit] Unheeded recommendations might have prevented deadly Amtrak crash.
I've found that if you actually stop at a crossing and actually look to see if there are any on coming trains you can avoid getting hit.
The fact is that even if there are lights and boom gates, way too many people still don't take the hint that they should stop.
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Message 2102373 - Posted: 1 Jul 2022, 21:50:49 UTC

Small fleet of Cruise robotaxis blocked San Franciso streets for no apparent reason
I think there is still some work to do before vehicles can be run in fully autonomous mode on public roads.
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Message 2102398 - Posted: 2 Jul 2022, 14:29:38 UTC

Wellington pled guilty to a string of charges including culpable and reckless conduct to the danger of lives.
Wellington also pled guilty to assaulting Ms Cassidy in Edinburgh, breaching bail, threatening behaviour and spitting at a police officer.
I hope that DD will also be one of those charges.
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Message 2102564 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 6:40:59 UTC

This is not what you want to see as you're coming in for a landing.

Qatar flight’s evasive manoeuvre to dodge hot air balloon.

At least it all ended safely.

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Message 2102590 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 14:58:04 UTC

Customer requested parcel be left in safe place.

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Message 2102592 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 15:25:17 UTC - in response to Message 2102590.  

Or the driver was in a bit of a hurry to get home.
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Message 2102596 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 17:26:54 UTC - in response to Message 2102592.  

Or the driver was in a bit of a hurry to get home.
...and thought he was parking his car in the garage.
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Message 2102606 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 19:57:05 UTC - in response to Message 2102592.  

Or the driver was in a bit of a hurry to get home.

Customer requested EXPRESS 1 HOUR DELIVERY and driver took it literally to mean "go the extra mile."
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Message 2102788 - Posted: 8 Jul 2022, 9:23:06 UTC - in response to Message 2102785.  
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Caroline Hicks of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency said fraudulently-gained test passes could be cancelled.
Could be? You'd hope they all were, and those people required to take them for themselves.

There are times i wonder if that sort of thing is going on here- the driving of some people over the last year or two really has me wondering how they ever got their driver's licence in the first place.
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Message 2102791 - Posted: 8 Jul 2022, 9:46:52 UTC - in response to Message 2102788.  

Fraudulent driving tests have been going on for many long year. Soon after I passed my test (over 50 years ago) I was chatting to a driving test examiner who said they had stopped a test when he realised he'd not long previously seen the person taking the test taking a test with a different name. Why did he spot them? - They made the same minor mistake each time, the sort of mistake that a seasoned driver would make, but a novice would rarely make.
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Message 2102815 - Posted: 8 Jul 2022, 19:12:35 UTC - in response to Message 2102791.  

That reminded me of a couple of mistakes made on my 1st test (car, before HGV tests).
Pulled up close to a single decker bus at a bus stop, no room to overtake, so waited.
After the bus moved off & I moved the QTO (army Qualified Testing Officer) said "after the lights, take 1st turning on the left".
Did so & after straightening up, he began to whistle (Been clued up earlier about him) so thought hard then realised the the indicator had not cancelled after turning.
Cancelled indicator.
Not long after, messed up reversing around a corner (quiet side street), he made me do it again. Much better but still sloppy.
Apologised & told him all my training was in a short wheelbase Land Rover. Took test on a long wheelbase. :-(
At the end of the test, parked up in the barracks, got asked several questions on the highway code, then issued me with a pass certificate. :-(
1 of 5 received while on that driving course which caused some problems for several years afterwards.
License still shows date of qualification as the same day (certificates sent to DVLA at end of course).
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Message 2103037 - Posted: 12 Jul 2022, 16:36:58 UTC - in response to Message 2103031.  

Pregnant woman says her fetus should count as a passenger in HOV lanes.
She got a ticket

That's totally inconsistent of the SCOTUS rulings!!!

One to be thrown back to them to change the rules again?...


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Message 2103067 - Posted: 13 Jul 2022, 1:18:58 UTC

Oh those people who drive across rail lines without looking.

V-Line passenger train derails in collision with truck in Goornong near Bendigo.

Thankfully only the 2 drivers were injured and neither seriously. Looking at the small amount of damage to the train it was either a very small truck or a very low impact speed.

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Message 2103108 - Posted: 13 Jul 2022, 19:46:18 UTC

Livestock animals, including camel, seen walking on Fort Worth highway Tuesday night

“It was not clear where the [animals] were from. Officers made the scene and were able to corral several of them with the help of Troopers,” a spokesperson from the police department told the Star-Telegram. “We believe one was struck by a vehicle.”

“Sadly a Texas State Trooper had to put down the injured cow, the camel was killed when it was hit. The zeedonk was taken into possession by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s office and is expected to be ok."
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Message 2103183 - Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 22:50:29 UTC - in response to Message 2096080.  

What was a 13 year old doing driving a pickup truck on a 2 lane highway??
He's among the 9 deceased and was not legally old enough to even have a driver's Training Permit.
NTSB: 13-year-old drove pickup in Texas crash that killed 9
The truck’s left front tire, which was a spare tire, also blew out before impact, said NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg.

Although it was unclear how fast the two vehicles were traveling, “this was clearly a high-speed collision,” Landsberg said. He added investigators hoped to retrieve enough information from the vehicle’s recorders to better understand what happened.
Update: DNA shows 13-year-old wasn't driving truck in Texas crash that killed college golf team members.

A 13-year-old was not behind the wheel of a pickup truck that swerved into an oncoming lane in Texas — killing seven people in a van carrying members of a New Mexico university’s golf team — investigators said Thursday, using DNA to correct the record three months later.

The National Transportation Safety Board now says the boy was a passenger in the pickup and his father, Henrich Siemens, was the actual driver during the fiery crash 9 miles from Andrews, Texas, northwest of Midland-Odessa. The boy and his father were both killed in the March 15 collision.

Six students with the University of the Southwest’s golf teams and their coach were also killed. Two other students were critically injured in the crash.

"During an on-scene media briefing on March 17, the NTSB stated that the driver of the pickup truck that crashed into the transit van was the 13-year-old male, based on information available at the time," the NTSB said in a statement Thursday.

“In addition to the DNA test results identifying the father as the pickup truck driver, NTSB post-crash toxicological testing revealed the presence of methamphetamine in the pickup truck driver’s blood,” the statement said....
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