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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-02-2017, 09:59 Thread Starter
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OK who was it?


The first scene :-)
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Why would they submit there own footage though ?
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Why would they submit there own footage though ?
Why not? Nothing illegal happened and it is ok, it is also quite useful.
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Why not? Nothing illegal happened and it is ok, it is also quite useful.
Yeah, a useful reminder not to fling your car round a blind corner in the wet whilst flooring the throttle. Thanks
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or allowing  a passenger to get out with out looking
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Why not? Nothing illegal happened and it is ok, it is also quite useful.

Because there basically saying "hay look at me I almost caused an accident
for driving like a nob while in convoy" which on most meets/runs if frowned
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Some of them are bad examples, but many of those... well, I don't see much wrong.

Probably someone that doesn't know where to go.
I've seen there is a special sensitivity here in UK with roundbout and direction indicator...
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Ok, maybe other folk can see things I can't, but the MG is in a convoy. Keeping pace with the cars in front and behind. Doesn't seem to be 'flooring the throttle', and cars in front negotiate the bend easily.
Is it a tyre issue, whether worn or mismatched? Worn bushes, TRE's?
Anyhow, seems he was OK, even if he did make a mistake which none of us would.
The rest of the video is interesting because it includes some properly bad and dangerous driving. how about White Van reversing onto a main road, or the silver Corsa pushing through a pedestrian crossing?
Seems some people got their licences in a Christmas cracker.
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I've seen there is a special sensitivity here in UK with roundabout and direction indicator...
Always lots of fun in Milton Keynes when drivers in the left hand lane decide half way around the roundabout that they need to turn right and pull over in front of you!
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Ok, maybe other folk can see things I can't, but the MG is in a convoy. Keeping pace with the cars in front and behind. Doesn't seem to be 'flooring the throttle', and cars in front negotiate the bend easily.
Is it a tyre issue, whether worn or mismatched? Worn bushes, TRE's?
Anyhow, seems he was OK, even if he did make a mistake which none of us would.
The rest of the video is interesting because it includes some properly bad and dangerous driving. how about White Van reversing onto a main road, or the silver Corsa pushing through a pedestrian crossing?
Seems some people got their licences in a Christmas cracker.
"Seems some people got their licences in a Christmas cracker"


damn... i am not the only one then.... i thought i was just very lucky... i had to pull several crackers when i first tried, i found a motorbike licence in one first, then a car licence....

ive been pulling crackers ever since...
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Firstly, I know who it was but I ain't saying. I was driving one of the cars following (3rd one). Was a cold morning early Jan. They did not floor the throttle it appears that they just caught an icy bit on the inside of the corner. Not a "boy racer" by any means. Could have happened to anyone.
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ive been pulling crackers ever since...

You lucky boy!
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Because there basically saying "hay look at me I almost caused an accident
for driving like a nob while in convoy" which on most meets/runs if frowned
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I don't think spinning out in the wet at under 30mph constitutes "causing an accident"

You don't cause an accident if the accident is a wooden post that gets mildly chipped.

That's just bad parking.
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Is it a tyre issue, whether worn or mismatched?
Most likely a tyre issue. My MG LOVES to spin out in the wet with it's near slick summer tyre on one side and 8mm tread winter on the other.

2nd gear LOVES to cause a spin out.

I should probably get some new tyres.
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Lets just hope he doesn't decide to do a trackday
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There are some "expert" drivers on here, seeing as it would never happen to them.


I have done it coming off a roundabout. Very slippy and caught me off guard. I do hope your driving abilities match your confidence.
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There are some "expert" drivers on here, seeing as it would never happen to them.

John 8:7 let him who is without sin cast the first stone

I wonít be casting any stones having had my TF swap ends in the middle of a T junction, luckily I missed all the other cars, Iím not sure who most surprised me or them.
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There are some "expert" drivers on here, seeing as it would never happen to them.


I have done it coming off a roundabout. Very slippy and caught me off guard. I do hope your driving abilities match your confidence.
That wasn't you in video was it
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People would be amazed what 2nd gear + open differential will do to drivers in that car.
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That wasn't you in video was it

No. Mine was far more spectacular. Cost me 2 alloys and some new trousers.
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