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Insurance comparison website Confused.com has been looking in to the rising cost of insurance and come up with a list of the cars most likely to get caught speeding, and those vehicles most likely to be involved in a number of other premium boosting motoring offenses.
According to Confused.com, the eighth most likely car you'll see streaking by you in excess of the speed limit is the MINI Cooper D. 19% of all Cooper D drivers having been caught pushing the boundaries of legal speed on the UK's roads.
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Your prices are extortionate and you are forcing your customers off the road i hope the government takes punitive action against these greedy cartels and restores healthy competition forcing down the prices these cut throats charge for what is a necessity
.....You seem to imply that the fault of the CAR !! when surely ,it's the fault of the NUMPTY behind the 'wheel
Phones to their ears,speeding , tailgating, indicating too late or not at all, fog lights on when not legally required! The list is even more numerous!
I was sitting at 70 on outside lane overtaking slower traffic. The clown came up fast behind me and flashed me to get out of way. i slowed down forcing him to slow down. He kept flashing me and getting aggravated.
The traffic was slowing down so he couldn't get past me so i slowed to 50 then 40.
I had satnav on so knew there was a camera coming up soon. I increased speed up to 70 then just before camera i pulled into middle lane. The clown was so angry he just accelerated hard passed me and gave me the finger. Just about 2 seconds later he flew past the camera and got flashed. Oh how i laughed.
That is what should happen to clowns who speed.
Everyone knows just by looking at the car and the person driving it,the big exhaust,the revving up the police know too,they only got to drive a unmark car they would catch 100 idiots a day,then the insurance would come down.i had a idiot hit my front wall,the car was a right off,he ran off,it did thousands of pounds worth of damage,the police are letting him off,what a country we live in.more money on our insurance
The stock photo of a Disco 4 heading the list of Speedsters, shows the typical posh tottie driver zooming over a snow-covered road.
4x4 owners think that their vehicle allows them to drive normally whatever the weather - but it's NOT TRUE. The four-wheel drive and electronic gizmos ensure traction over ice, snow, wet grass or whatever but they can't repeal the Laws of Motion.
Head into an icy corner too fast and you're gonna go straight on, baby, whatever you drive.
Have you never watched Mr. Clarkson's programme?
As a statistician, I can make numbers say almost whatever I want. One presumes that these findings are from properly gathered and unmanipulated statistics and provide a basis for some use.
The problem is that there is no correlating data. There are a lot of other factors that need to be clarified. Age ; sex ; economic and social background etc.... For instance: It does not state whether the cars caught speeding are stolen or driven by their owners. Neither does it give any correlation to how many of these cars are on the road in comparison to other makes and models. There could be 10 times as many, therefore the figures are not at all representative.
The basic premise however, is that these cars DO get recorded for speeding more than others and that is a basis for insurers to feel that they have a reason for increasing premiums.
You're right to some extent.
But try reaching anywhere near 70mph on most of our motorways, most of the time. This would be a fantasy come true if possible.
We should have variable speed limits on ALL Motorways & A-Roads dependent upon weather, time-of-day and traffic load.
Most camera-catches seem to be in areas where the speed-limit is unecessarily slow during off-peak traffic and gives the coffers a nice revenue boost.
But try getting "officers" to sort out a real crime (theft or noise issues at 3am in the morning) and nobody is available or it's not their responsibility !
It seems that once we pass our tests we are ALL superb drivers! I did all of my driver theory/tests through the RAF. Became a RAF Fireman/Driver Tac 2 Airfield Crash Rescue and have retained my training. All it needs though is a little thought and respect for other road users.
Personally? Anyone who causes death on ANY road through drink/drugs/ using mobile phones/being a total **** should lose their licence for life!( i`d bring back the death sentance)
NOT enough Police on the roads of the UK!! (A Personal thought!)
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