By VictimofLaw - 07/01/2010 01:57 - United Kingdom
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Usually they do use Astras, or they also have some police 4 x 4 they use for the stroud valley area in which I live, also they have a newer batch of focus estates. I was very near my own home, I was not "driving irresponsibly" at all. I was in second gear doing 10 mph down my street which -granted- is a slope and is bendy, but I know the road, i've driven in snow here before. Ive got a mk6 golf which has a clearly visible crack in the lower grate and also paintwork damage on the front of the bonnet and bumper. I did take the time to lecture them on road-condition awareness and also have got details so their insurance will be repairing my car. It's the general inconvenience tbh which pisses me off and the hypocrisy.
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if it's sliding on ice, braking or turning wouldn't really help. Nature hates you, not the cops. hope the damage wasn't bad.
Ah, the voice of reason. The police officer did something responsible drivers do and still had an accident. In the winter, that happens! You seem to imply you think this lets you off the hook—as if you really weren't an irresponsible driver—which would be an illogical conclusion.
This feels more like a win. I mean, they lectured you and then made asses of themselves. Unless they aren't responsible for the damage. Then FYL :(
Actually, they're still technically responsible for not parking in a way that would avoid an accident (or at least I was about a month ago when I parked in front of my friend's house that just happened to be on the corner of the cul-de-sak). I'd sit their smiling at them. If they asked what was so funny, I'd say "The new Corvette I'm gonna buy with your money."