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Help with 3rd party without MOT

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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  • ncfcfanncfcfan Forumite
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    Scrapit wrote: »
    Cos the highway code tells you to look inside(to your left) when exiting a roundabout. And common sense. How does your mot look?

    I hadn't reached the exit yet, I was 2 maybe 3 car lengths away. He was about 1 car length in front of me. There is nothing I could have done to prevent this collision. It was super busy on the roundabout too, preempting by braking wasn't really an option.

    That said, I can fully accept how this is probably going to turn into a shared liability issue. But I have to comment that your witch hunt is looking slightly bizarre. I think maybe this has happened to you before? Maybe you were the party that came worse off?

    My MOT is fine, thanks for asking.
  • debtdebtdebtdebt Forumite
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    sevenhills wrote: »
    If the OP felt hard done by, then he may well be informing the Police about a car being driven on the road without a valid MOT.

    £100 fine.
  • almillaralmillar Forumite
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    Only slightly ahead, about a cars length.

    Damage to his car was minimal, but mostly centred behind drivers side rear door.

    Sorry if I've missed the answer to this - was he indicating to the right?
    There is nothing I could have done to prevent this collision.

    You could have continued round with him. You could have not gone round a roundabout beside another driver. You could have slowed down, or sped up, to make that happen.
    It was super busy on the roundabout too, preempting by braking wasn't really an option.

    The road was too busy for you to use the brakes? I don't think I've ever encountered that level of traffic!
  • ncfcfanncfcfan Forumite
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    almillar wrote: »
    Sorry if I've missed the answer to this - was he indicating to the right?



    You could have continued round with him. You could have not gone round a roundabout beside another driver. You could have slowed down, or sped up, to make that happen.



    The road was too busy for you to use the brakes? I don't think I've ever encountered that level of traffic!

    Sorry, don't know how to do your fancy quote things but:

    He wasn't indicating.

    I don't have the reactions of a cat. It all happened very quickly. Perhaps I could have done more to avoid this collision, but that still doesn't make it my fault/shared fault that it happened. It was his decision to do what he did.

    And yes, it was super busy and super wet.
  • almillaralmillar Forumite
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    Not much you could have done then apart from drive a bit more defensively, and this loon has jumped lanes without indicating. You should pursue that line and feel hard done by if it goes 50/50, in my opinion.
  • a.turner wrote: »
    So you've come from the M6 going towards Coleshill in lane 2. Hes in lane 1 and you intended to take the A446 towards Cokeshill in lane 2 and he wants to come round the front of you effectively doing a U turn from lane 1?

    Is this correct? As that island doesn't have a right turn.
  • ncfcfanncfcfan Forumite
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    almillar wrote: »
    Not much you could have done then apart from drive a bit more defensively, and this loon has jumped lanes without indicating. You should pursue that line and feel hard done by if it goes 50/50, in my opinion.

    Agreed, I was on auto pilot, but I am usually a super safe driver. It's an on going joke in my family actually about how careful I am. Perhaps I could have been more defensive. I'm crossing my fingers for a positive outcome, but the longer it goes on the more inclined I am to just cut my losses and take the 50/50.
  • ncfcfanncfcfan Forumite
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    a.turner wrote: »
    Is this correct? As that island doesn't have a right turn.

    It doesn't have a right turn. I can't speak for the intentions of other driver though. Perhaps he had made a wrong turn and needed to go back around, but only decided to do this at the last minute.
  • Richard53Richard53 Forumite
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    ncfcfan wrote: »
    It was super busy on the roundabout too, preempting by braking wasn't really an option.

    Preventing an accident by braking is always an option. If the cars behind are driving too close and you are afraid there will be an accident, that's not really your problem. The Highway Code is very clear that we should all drive so we can stop if necessary. I can't think of a situation where I would allow my car to hit something because following traffic was too close.

    Say you're driving down a high street with a white van on your rear bumper. A child dashes out into the road. What do you do?

    a) brake and risk a shunt with the van
    b) run the child over

    Sorry, it's a no-brainer and your remark above was silly.
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  • ScrapitScrapit Forumite
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    ncfcfan wrote: »
    I hadn't reached the exit yet, I was 2 maybe 3 car lengths away. He was about 1 car length in front of me. There is nothing I could have done to prevent this collision. It was super busy on the roundabout too, preempting by braking wasn't really an option.

    That said, I can fully accept how this is probably going to turn into a shared liability issue. But I have to comment that your witch hunt is looking slightly bizarre. I think maybe this has happened to you before? Maybe you were the party that came worse off?

    My MOT is fine, thanks for asking.
    Mot fine, driving and/Or observation could be better.
    You crashed into something in front of you. Guess what? Brakes. Use em.
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