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Road casualties in Crawley and Horsham

November 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on Road casualties in Crawley and Horsham · Life

First of all I must heartily recommend this post from the As Easy As Riding A Bike blog. It is an analysis of road deaths and injuries in Horsham, based on information from the ITO website’s road casualty map. The rest of the blog is well worth a look too. It would be interesting to […]

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The car in front is a Renault

March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on The car in front is a Renault · Life

This bit of motorway madness is unbelievable – especially the idea that this happened back in January but when the vehicles came to a stop and the police attended, neither driver told them exactly what happened.  More here. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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Subheadline of the week

March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Subheadline of the week · Life

I can’t find any way to read this story from The Register without my mind boggling.  The headline is eye-catching enough (Florida woman prangs car while shaving her privates) but the subheadline is pure genius.

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From each according to their ability…

January 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life

I did like what I read in this story from Switzerland. Basically, a bloke got a speeding ticket and was fined £182,000 for doing 55mph in a 55mph zone.  It might seem a bit harsh, but the amount was decided based on the man’s ability to pay and not the scale of the offence. Some […]

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Snowbound

December 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life

Our car has not moved from where it was abandoned parked on Friday – halfway down our road, pointing uphill. Actually that is only half-true.  The truth is even worse, and a little more embarrassing.  I did move it on Saturday morning.  I got it far enough uphill to turn around, then I went off […]

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Passing the test

December 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Passing the test · Life

The Crawley News is reporting (though not on its website) that it is harder to pass your driving test in Crawley than anywhere else in Sussex.   This is backed up by statistics showing that the pass rate is lower than elsewhere.  Of course this could just mean that drivers in Crawley are worse (it might […]

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Blind summit

October 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Blind summit · Life

On the way to Effingham this afternoon we passed a road sign that warned of a ‘blind summit’.  I take this to mean that when you are approaching it you can’t see things coming up the other side of the hill. Am I missing something?  Isn’t that a characteristic of all hills?

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Further on down the road

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Further on down the road · Life

What a day!  Chrystal passed her driving test, at the first attempt.  Well… first attempt at the practical anyway: the theory took two bites.  The first one was close though – I encouraged the girl by telling her that the result was not a fail but that she nearly-passed.

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Homework

March 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Music, Work

A trip to visit somebody in head office this afternoon gave me a chance to catch up on some homework.  It is a 30 to 45-minute drive each way and no chance of distractions – I do not have a company mobile phone and certainly no hands-free kit so no chance of phone calls. It […]

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To L and back

March 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on To L and back · Work

I had to visit Leicester for work today, which involved driving all the way there (about 140-150 miles) and back again.    To make matters worse, my colleague who was going with me had a doctor’s appointment so we could not leave until about 10:00am.   This added a lot of stress to the day because my […]

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