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Old 25-04-05, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default Insurance liability and Filtering.....

Just got off the phone to my solicitors over my october accident.

I was filtering past a stationary queue of traffic down to the front where the lights were red. I was going slow and taking all the care I could. However, idiot young kid in a clio couldnt be bothered to wait the extra minute for the lights to change so went to do a uturn... problem was I was right next to his door when he did it....

After months of wrangling - no doubt on the part of his insurers arguing I was filtering etc etc. - I sent a letter a colleague at work had used in his similar case quoting highway code and everything....

Just got off the phone, third party has admitted full liability.

Dont have a copy at home with me but its on my email at work. Will post it on the forum when I go back for anyone who may need to support the fact that filtering isnt illegal/dangerous and it clearly emphasises the onus on the car driver to check mirrors before manoeuvering.

Hope when I do put it up it would be of help to anyone else in the same circumstances....
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Old 25-04-05, 02:29 PM   #2
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Excellent, Great news, One down One to go....
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Old 25-04-05, 02:36 PM   #3
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Old 25-04-05, 02:37 PM   #4
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hurrah
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Old 25-04-05, 02:38 PM   #5
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Result! Good work.
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Old 25-04-05, 02:40 PM   #6
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Wooo Hooooo, Good work lyn, things are on the up
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Old 25-04-05, 02:56 PM   #7
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*rubs hands together* eeexxcellent...

Nice one Lyn. I don't expect I'll get through years ( ) of filtering in London and not need it...

You're a star.
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Old 25-04-05, 03:03 PM   #8
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i think i might print it out and leave it on display on my screen

so all i gotta do is point when pr*cks start telling me to wait just like all the others while stuck in traffic
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Old 25-04-05, 03:05 PM   #9
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Excellent, well done Lynw!
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Old 25-04-05, 03:06 PM   #10
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i think i might print it out and leave it on display on my screen

so all i gotta do is point when pr*cks start telling me to wait just like all the others while stuck in traffic
Ooh! That's a DAMN good idea...

Keep copies so when you're filtering and some idiot decides you shouldn't be you can just pull up to them and hand 'em a copy...
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