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The dear one was travelling home last night, and an oncoming car had all the lights aglow.........headlights, spotlights x4, and fog lights......never dipped a thing.She slowed down and looked to the verge to gain a view of her direction of travel, as the lights were blinding her.
The 1st moron passed by, and then as my wife's eyes became accustomed to the darkness, there appeared to be a dead animal in the road......cat or dog she thought.
It turned out to be a lump of stone, and was unable to miss it. She braked before she hit it, but couldn't stop in time, because of the 2nd moron tailgating her, and she feared a rear ending.

She stopped in a layby, 200 yds down the road, and parked up, to go back and remove the stone from the road........too late, another car hit it. Driver came to a standstill to check for damage. Spoiler/front bumper trashed, and not much else to see in the darkness of the night.

The wife was only 400 yds from home, so when she got back she told me about it.

I checked the underside of the car with a torch, and then rechecked in the morning daylight. Stone powder marks on the rear beam axle, and a couple of light scratches on the underside from front to back. That was it.

Moron number 3, either hadn't secured or checked his load, or someone thought it might be fun to set a trap. The road in question is a fast, straightish road, with a 100kph restriction...............thank christ for small mercies.

I am now considering, trading in the Note for a Centurion Tank...........and then we'll see who messes with the missus.

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Just glad that she is all right mate.


I had a similar one on the M1 a few years ago when a loose tyre (thank God just a carcass and no wheel)came off the back of a flatbed truck in front of me.



Bloody thing bounced towards me and hit my (thankfully, company) car at the top edge of the windscreen on the passenger side. Cracked screen and a dent on the roof and one very scared driver.



Three feet to the right and a foot lower and I wouldn't be typing this I reckon.
 

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Good to hear she is ok! Full beam drivers get my blood boiling and I can never understand when driving on a dual carriageway why the idiots on the other side need to full beam when there is reasonable vision on dipped beam, blinding everyone on the other side.
 

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Could have been much worse if your lady hadn't reacted positively Boysie. The important thing is that she is alright, albeit somewhat shocked I'll bet at that bl**dy idiot behind the wheel of the oncoming car.


Conversely, I have to say that I am downright disgusted by the many morons down this way that recentlydrove with no illumination at allin thickmist bordering on fog. This includes some truck drivers too that consider sidelights only to be adequate.



Of course, with all the cut-backs on policing beginning to bite,their motorpatrolsaround this county seem to be decidedly few and far between these days.



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I think the moron with the array of lights, was budding Ari Vatanen with a death wish.


I half expected to see the plastic under tray trashed.....and hanging in shreds.
The wife was quite calm really, but if she'd have collared that idiot, he'd have had 100 watt suppository, together with his steering wheel.
 

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I would love to have a rear facing cannon for those morons who drive either on full beam just behind you or tail gate on dipped!
 

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How do these lights get so far out of adjustment? They can't all have been in a shunt! Anyone know of a WW2 searchlight for sale to fix on the Note for retaliation?
 

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Anyone know of a WW2 searchlight for sale to fix on the Note for retaliation?
Many years ago now I did some road rallying and my MkII Escort had 100W bulbs in the headlamps and 150W in the Cibie Oscars



Oh yeah .. and a big alternator



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Yeah......I remember those halcyon days, of listening to that BDA engine coming through the forests, and those headlights lighting up the whole area like daylight.


Those night time road rallies were awesome, especially in Wales and Yorkshire, and the occasional trip to the Isle of Mull. Spent a good few years getting soaked and frozen, watching them.


It's a shame that some idiots can't keep their lights 'in their pants', on the normal open road today. Makes you wonder how they cope in daylight.
 

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Boysie said:
Spent a good few years getting soaked and frozen watching them.

I did that for a long time too .. then decided to spend all my hard-earned cash and passed my Saturday nights and Sunday morningsinsidethe car instead .. MUCHmore fun!
 

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I used to go to mostly the Motoring News Championship events in the 1970's, and having kids in the 1980's put paid to going on many more.


Ever been down the Cwm Ty-du hairpins in winter, in Carmarthenshire............now that's a challenge. Great viewing for the spectators.


For the life of me, I can't think of the Rally, but it started in Newcastle Emlyn.


I think it was the Cilwendeg, but not sure.

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