Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Avoid The Car accident at any cost or who knows what!

There is something you should know about Car accidents. The true story!Some careless swine in a Corsa had my friends car rear-ended. Looking back at it now she realises that the driver and passenger swapped places before giving details but she was on her own and pretty upset by it all. She only bought her car last week. Getting details was no problem except that the details were all false and the registration plates were from a Fiat. This was a stolen car.
So if you have an accident, take the keys out the car first and check who is driving, check the number plate ties in with the road tax. If it doesn't or is out of date phone the police.
Needless to say she will have to pay the first so many hundred quid as the police say there is practically no chance of catching these Rsoles.

It happens all to often, It happened to my other ½, she said that at the time the third party seemed to be acting a little strange (looking back now possibly under the influence of something) but my other ½ put it down to the accident.

1st the third party tried to say it was the other ½s fault for stopping too quick , 2nd it turned out that the third party wasn't insured properly , 3rd after having their vehicle fixed obviously not by the insurance, the third party then tried and denied that there was ever an accident at all (despite pics of the damaged cars etc... etc...).

One of the best things that you can do is have a disposable camera (or a cheap digital camera) in the glove-box (easy to say if you have one (glove-box) ) just in-case you ever have an accident .

Easy in this day and age with phone cameras etc... etc..Mini Cooper Tuning. .

Once you've had an accident, If you're capable to do so take pics of the cars, the scene, all damage, reg plates, and more importantly the people involved (mainly the drivers), If they have nothing to hide they shouldn't mind, if you're not capable then the police should be on their way .

Phone the police if necessary, but the police don't normally come out if it's a damage only incident and the cars can be moved they normally tell you to swap details etc... etc... For the police to come out there has to be someone injured, a blockage of a road (immovable vehicles), suspect under the influence (someone acting strange or smelling if alcohol), so maybe you smelt alcohol at the time (you could've been mistaken, don't deliberately lie as that could effect you later on ).

Meanwhile scumbags like this in knackered crapheaps will of course completely evade any of the above as they won't ever get the ticket.

That is actually getting harder and harder for them to do (get away with it), due to ANPR (automatic Number Plate Recognition) systems etc... etc... I know it won't stop it all completely but it's actually preventing a lot of it, helping in the capture after the event with evidence etc... etc... and it's getting more widespread, we now have the cameras on most main roads in our area (every time you look there seems to be a new one) and the police are using it more and more effectively. The previous and following highlighted comments are just in general, it won't stop every incident and it may not have helped in this case, it's just the way things are going , it's just my opinion and I'm sorry if it's gone of subject a little .

The only problem with the cameras is it will get like the film "Demolition Man (1993)" and do we really want that , eventually the system will be used against the general public ie, congestion charges, parking violations, road traffic violations etc... etc.. (there is no end of possibilities). This is just another general comment and only MO (My Opinion).
Hope it gets sorted out for your sis in the end, it's hppened to me and the other ½ a couple of times now (1 each) and it can take years to sort out properly.

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