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New Highway Code Rules

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
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BazzaD_3BazzaD_3 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
Newsflash from the DVLA

In order to assist other motorists in identifying potentially dangerous drivers, it's now compulsory for anyone with a lower than average IQ and driving ability to display a warning flag.

The flag (comprising of a red cross on a white background) will be attached to the top of at least one door of their vehicle.

For drivers of exceptionally low ability, additional flags are required

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  • saw a car the other day with 4 on it.. 2 ST George cross on the back and blue England flags in the front windows.
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    Now I heard it was only cheapskates who had just one flag on their cars ... although what does that make those of us not flying any, MSEs, very intelligent or both?
    Still knitting!
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    Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
  • trutru Forumite
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    Now I heard it was only cheapskates who had just one flag on their cars ... although what does that make those of us not flying any, MSEs, very intelligent or both?
    I'm not flying any because I hate football ;D

    Although I am an MSE and very intelligent ;D
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  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    I'm not flying any because I hate football ;D

    Although I am an MSE and very intelligent ;D
    Makes two of us. Although I would say I am indifferent to the footie rather than hate it.
    Still knitting!
    Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
    Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
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    ive heard that some of these flags fit on cars by placing them between the window and sal thus leaving a small gap. This small gap is great for thieves to easily break into your car. So if you do have flags like this please remove them when you park up.
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    That made me laugh, BazzaD. I'd heard it before, but it's still funny!
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  • ive heard that some of these flags fit on cars by placing them between the window and sal thus leaving a small gap. This small gap is great for thieves to easily break into your car. So if you do have flags like this please remove them when you park up.

    I've read that before on here but can't see how it works, the gap is way too small to get anything in to open the door
  • Apparently the gap is just enough to push something in the gap and it breaks the window but doesn't make a noise like hitting it with a brick....and some older cars the window can actually be forced down once you have a gap :-/......................I did say apparently ;D
  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    Now I heard it was only cheapskates who had just one flag on their cars ... although what does that make those of us not flying any, MSEs, very intelligent or both?

    Scottish 8)
  • DiggingOutDiggingOut Forumite
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    "Now I heard it was only cheapskates who had just one flag on their cars ... although what does that make those of us not flying any, MSEs, very intelligent or both?"

    Scottish  8)

    Don't be redundant, edinburghlass. :D
    I have five stars! This doesn't mean that I know anything about any of the things I post. I could be a raving lunatic, or a brilliant genius, or just some guy on the internet. In fact, I could be all three at the same time.

    If anything I say makes sense, then do it. If not, don't. Don't blame me or my stars if you do something stupid because I suggested it. I'm responsible for my own stupidity only. You are responsible for yours.

    Why, I don't even have five stars anymore! Aren't you glad you aren't responsible for my stupidity?
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