MONEY MORAL DILEMMA: Should Harry pay Ron’s speeding fine?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
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  • JuliaH wrote: »
    Yes, Harry should pay the fine. If he was late, he was encouraging Ron to speed so it is his fault. Perhaps he should contribute to Ron's increased insurance premiums too!

    But the car is still under Ron's control. It reminds me of "If someone told you to jump off a cliff, would you do it?"

    As a responable driver, and a member of the IAM, I would not be encouraged to speed. End of.
    Please note: I am NOT Martin Lewis, just somebody else called Martyn that likes money saving!
  • anney wrote: »
    Harry's flight, Harry's lie-in :- Harry's £60 fine. Ron has to put up with the extra 3 points & increased insurance so paying the fine is the least Harry can do.

    Harry's flight (he booked it) Harry's lie-in (he was sleeping) Ron's fne (he was speeding)

    I'd have just said - you slept it, you'll miss your plane, not risking my life, and the life of other road users.
    Please note: I am NOT Martin Lewis, just somebody else called Martyn that likes money saving!
  • grayme-mgrayme-m Forumite
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    Harry's flight (he booked it) Harry's lie-in (he was sleeping) Ron's fne (he was speeding)

    I'd have just said - you slept it, you'll miss your plane, not risking my life, and the life of other road users.

    This risks going off on a tangent regarding the safety (or not) of speeding....

    However, have you never done anything for a mate that ideally you shouldn't?
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  • LuckylebLuckyleb Forumite
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    Harry's a !!!!!!, !!!!!! should pay the fine! I would suggest that Ron buys a radar detector to warn him of approaching radars - it's not the speed, it is the quality of attention and road conditions that matter. On an open road in dry weather with few cars, it is rough justice. If Ron was paying attention though, he might have spotted the camera/van. Glad this time it wasn't me - I probably would have got the speeding fine if I was driving.
  • wensmcgwensmcg Forumite
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    I agree that Harry should pay the fine as it was him lazing in bed that caused the trouble in the first place.
    Ron should keep the points as he shouldn't be speeding whatever the circumstances!! If Harry had missed the flight it was his own fault for not getting up earlier.

    Although someone saying that hermione should pay was quite funny!

    Cheers
    Wens
  • BarJayBarJay Forumite
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    Harry should have insisted on paying. afterall if he had been up in time they would not have needed to be speeding.
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  • trejoytrejoy Forumite
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    Ron`s a fool for speeding, the fine is his coshe should have let Harry miss his flight, maybe he`ll choose his friends more wisely in future.
  • LuckylebLuckyleb Forumite
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    Harry's a !!!!!!, !!!!!! should pay the fine! I would suggest that Ron buys a radar detector to warn him of approaching radars - it's not the speed, it is the quality of attention and road conditions that matter. On an open road in dry weather with few cars, it is rough justice. If Ron was paying attention though, he might have spotted the camera/van. Glad this time it wasn't me - I probably would have got the speeding fine if I was driving.
  • tallgirldtallgirld Forumite
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    Yeah I think he should pay the fine just to keep the peace!!! Next time he should get a mini cab to the airport it prob be cheaper!!!!
  • puddings_2puddings_2 Forumite
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    When I used to drive people to the airport for a living, the customers used to get a letter telling them of the time that they would be picked up from their home. I always arrived exactly on time ( I had a reutation to preserve!) but still, sometimes I'd have to sit and wait for the customers to finish getting dressed/packing bags/locking up etc. The longest that I had to wait was an hour and ten minutes! If they had kept me waiting I always made sure that I didn't break the speed limit on the way to the airport . The family that set off over an hour late missed his flight and I guess had to pay a surcharge to go later. The point I'm making is WHY should I have put my neck on the line (for speeding) when it was the family's fault in the first place.

    As far as the Harry and Ron scenario goes: It depends on whether HARRY values his friendship with Ron at more or less than £60 ???
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