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    • dannyrst
    • By dannyrst 11th Oct 16, 3:58 PM
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    Speed Awareness
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:58 PM
    Speed Awareness 11th Oct 16 at 3:58 PM
    I was lucky enough to be caught speeding due to my own error of missing a speed limit sign before a roundabout and one of her majesties finest was sat just down the road.

    Anywho. At the end of the course, I'm sure the chap said that some insurers including Aviva will actually reduce your insurance premium from going on the course because you're more aware of the impacts of speeding and less likely to reoffend (potentially).

    Has anyone had any experience of this?
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    • dannyrst
    • By dannyrst 12th Oct 16, 1:58 PM
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    Staple it to your birth certificate, you've managed to to lose that so far.
    Originally posted by Fat Walt
    I assume you mean I've not managed to lose that so far? I mean, I could be on my 4th one by now for all you know. But you keep biting and I'll keep enjoying myself.
    • Fat Walt
    • By Fat Walt 12th Oct 16, 2:36 PM
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    I assume you mean I've not managed to lose that so far? I mean, I could be on my 4th one by now for all you know. But you keep biting and I'll keep enjoying myself.
    Originally posted by dannyrst
    Said the !!!! who was caught speeding.
    • wanderlust23
    • By wanderlust23 12th Oct 16, 5:03 PM
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    Yes it brought me up short and made me take more care. I'm 71 and learned to first ride a motorbike, then drive a car, in a different era with much less traffic about. I also have more than one disability and have been fortunate to have a Motability car since 1995.

    Being caught 5 years ago, and attending the course, made me realise that I had developed the habit of ignoring speed limits. I now ensure that every Motability car I choose has a cruise control and speed limiter. The only problem with sticking religiously to the limits now, is the number of idiots who flash lights and tailgate me because they want to break the limit. Most of these have a car which is less powerful than mine, but the biggest surprise is the number of older drivers who do this. And young female drivers, some with children visible in rear child seats.
    Originally posted by Robisere
    Mate, people on this forum don't take well to this kind of statement. Take a look at my thread and you'll see what I mean
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 12th Oct 16, 5:09 PM
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    Mate, people on this forum don't take well to this kind of statement. Take a look at my thread and you'll see what I mean
    Originally posted by wanderlust23
    I think you will find that it's inexperienced drivers trying to 'police' the road that people take a dislike to.
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • wanderlust23
    • By wanderlust23 12th Oct 16, 5:15 PM
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    I think you will find that it's inexperienced drivers trying to 'police' the road that people take a dislike to.
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    I think you'll find it's more a case of new drivers daring to have an opinion that is different to perhaps more experienced drivers that certain people take a disliking to.
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 12th Oct 16, 5:29 PM
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    I think you will find that it's inexperienced drivers trying to 'police' the road that people take a dislike to.
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    Don't argue with wanderlust.

    He has been driving for 2 weeks and already knows everything.
    Who'll remember the ones who only rode in them to die
    All their lives are just a smudge of smoke against the sky
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 12th Oct 16, 5:57 PM
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    I think you'll find it's more a case of new drivers daring to have an opinion that is different to perhaps more experienced drivers that certain people take a disliking to.
    Originally posted by wanderlust23
    At last, something we can agree on (well I would have not used the word 'daring')
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
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