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I've decided that my next car will be a tank. Some half brained idiot decided to overtake a parked car whilst I was driving along and smashed my mirror off - which was quite anoying. Obviously the driver of the other car didn't bother to stop. Anyway - to really rub it in, I was doing my return journey and driving along only a few hundred yards from where the mirror was smashed off and a monocell social climber in a Merc decided he'd overtake some parked cars which put him on a direct collision course with me. Why is it that these drivers don't seem to get the fact that when there is a parked car in the way and there isn't enough room for 2 cars to pass they are supposed to stop and let the cars travelling along the clear side of the road through first. I have a solution, I'll trade my car in for a tank and then when the next one trys to run into me ( which seems to happen quite frequently ) I can just blast it with a uranium tipped shell and drive straight over the remains.
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That sounds like a PLAN.... I couldn't agree more... a bit of courtesy and common sense would go a long way these days....

I hope your mirror did the same amount, or more damage, to the other guy..
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I know what you mean - people just don't seem familiar witht he Highway Code anymore
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Most people just drive away they feel like, good luck to all of us
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Re: I'm going to get a Tank

Had somebody do this to me, turned around and caught up with him at traffic lights (he was in a hire van). He first told me it wasn't him, then when I told him that he had not been out of my line of sight he then said that I was in the wrong for going to fast.

It was my right of way as he was overtaking a parked car. In the end the hire company paid for the repairs.
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Yes - a very common problem
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I have this happen all the time coming back from work, idiots overtaking parked cars whilst I'm coming through on the clear side.

I stop EVERY time it's the other way round, mainly due to the fact that A) Despite popular belief I'm not a moron and like to show some courteous and sensible driving out there on the roads, , and B) I don't want to damage my car!

The funny thing is that the majority of the cars that do it to me are worth 10 times the amount of my 4 Banger Mondy!
 
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The funny thing is that the majority of the cars that do it to me are worth 10 times the amount of my 4 Banger Mondy!
Hit them, write your Mondeo (even struggle to type that [email protected]) off, claim on their insurance and buy a proper car.

Had a Mondeo as a company car once (forced upon me) broke it within 6 months.

That was working for a company in Clevedon. Oh,and another thing, I also worked for a company at Avonside !!!! Spent more time with the yokels in Bristol than I have at home !

Many a cider drunk down Gloucester Road.
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Well considering the Mondeo has been in the family since brand spanking new with a genuine 37,000 on the clock backed up with absolute FSH and is in mint condition, I'll not bother I think.
 
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Good idea on the tank
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If I was driving a banger I'd just keep going and hit them on purpose, then claim on their insurance for every possible injury I sustained; thanks for the £££s, say goodbye to your no claims, don't be overtaking parked cars against oncoming traffic no more you numpty
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If I was driving a banger I'd just keep going and hit them on purpose, then claim on their insurance for every possible injury I sustained; thanks for the s, say goodbye to your no claims, don't be overtaking parked cars against oncoming traffic no more you numpty
I just accellerate toward's them with full beam on, they soon give way.
If not i just stop blocking their path, it's usually a moron in a German tank or a 4X4driven by a school runner.
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Know a pal who has a six wheeled Saracen to off load, or he was offering at a re-union not long back: Bout' nine tons bombed up, and rolling. Needs the stalk wing mirrors though, as it's centre position steering and no interior mirror: Give you a bit of respect chap, and street cred?
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If I was driving a banger I'd just keep going and hit them on purpose, then claim on their insurance for every possible injury I sustained; thanks for the £££s, say goodbye to your no claims, don't be overtaking parked cars against oncoming traffic no more you numpty
Not as easy as that, just because someone is in the wrong doesn't give you the right to hit them with your vehicle.

If you can avoid an accident regardless of the situation, then you do so, if the insurance company have any doubt about that then they'll not pay out, and possibly take action against you.
 
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With a six-wheel Banshee Howler,(boy do they scream ) they hear you coming from afar.Get out the way you thin skinned motorists, or else!
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YouTube - Amazing tank crush of Ford Escort




That does the trick
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If you stopped and he didn't,just phone the police and report a hit and run.Might not get your mirror fixed,but HE would get serious amount of hassle!
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Body language of your car is key, be meek and go for the gutter and they will keep coming and you risk our bella, occupy the centre of your bit of road and do not brake soon focuses their minds. If it does result in both car nose to nose with no where to go, sit there with arms folded. IN 10 secs they will be reversing, guaranteed.
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Only just viewed that Chieftain minimising that Escort GJ! He should of done a few neutral spins on it, and corkscrewed it into the ground for effect. RIP Henry.
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Most people just drive away they feel like, good luck to all of us
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Body language of your car is key, be meek and go for the gutter and they will keep coming and you risk our bella, occupy the centre of your bit of road and do not brake soon focuses their minds. If it does result in both car nose to nose with no where to go, sit there with arms folded. IN 10 secs they will be reversing, guaranteed.
Not guaranteed unfortunately some people are seriously obstinate, after sitting with arms crossed for a good 5 minutes I once had to get out my car and let a lad know that me and the 2 other cars behind me wouldn't be backing up the country lane to allow him to pass (passing place was closer to him). He eventually backed up after arguing the toss and saying he couldn't see any cars and as I went passed he pulled back out again only to find 2 other cars

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'Get a tank - you won't regret it'.

I've done many miles on the roads in armoured cars and can honestly say that other cars get out of YOUR way. Even a Daimler Ferret as you see in ZF's avatar have an amazing effect on other car drivers
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