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25 minutes ago, Bedrag Justesen said:

Similar to that a bit, once had a friend come over from Ireland - she was surprised how many hotels were named Gwesty.

 

 

 

I had a nice holiday at Gwasanaethau. It rained.

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On 18/10/2017 at 20:37, Bedrag Justesen said:

I'm guessing it's because in UK the Police have accident investigators that attend crashes to assess what happened and where the blame lies as best they can. This may involve closing a road as with a crime scene and putting in place diversions. Even without closing a road, they may close a carriageway, coning off and waving traffic through in single file which inevitable causes delays.

I'm not referring to fatal accidents, just minor bumps, in particular around here we see lots of upside down cars, which the occupants have safely exited, but the vehicle stays where it is for hours. Maybe you might turn up at an accident scene with several officers measuring distances and taking pictures.

In contrast when similar accidents occur in USA or Canada usually State Troopers and Highway Patrol set up a lane closure whilst a dozen of them along with passers by push damaged vehicles from the road straight away whilst waving the traffic through to keep it moving. Then if needed an ambulance collects injured occupants from the side of the pavement (road as we call it). 

In other words here the priority seems to be finding out what happened, over there the priority is to keep traffic moving so everybody can earn dollars. Its a different mentality.

 

 

 

Not a massive health an safety enthusiast but was watching The Discovery Channel's Heavy Rescue series last night and they were recovering cars and trucks in the snow and ice, of Canada, often with either just one or no lane closure and they were constantly having near misses.

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5 minutes ago, SNACR said:

Not a massive health an safety enthusiast but was watching The Discovery Channel's Heavy Rescue series last night and they were recovering cars and trucks in the snow and ice, of Canada, often with either just one or no lane closure and they were constantly having near misses.

It's OK. There's no trafiic.

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On 10/19/2017 at 21:06, Bedrag Justesen said:

No - stopped all that since the tougher anti-drink driving penalties.

The usual m/o now is to squirt lighter fluid onto the front number plate, set it alight, fire spreads quite quickly to engine bay. If it's somebody that hasn't paid their catalogue bills or their Black Mamba dealer - they squirt it onto the rear number plate instead so the fuel tank explodes - if it's parked close enough to UPVC windows it'll take the house with it.

That's why west of M4 you'll notice cars with Cymru dragon flag stickers often have more expensive metal number plates.

 

In my locale they use firelighters wedged into the slats in the front of the car that allow air to flow over the radiator.

300+ cars have been set alight in this way over the past two years.

Plod do fuck-all...

 

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On 19/10/2017 at 18:15, SNACR said:

Or dump them in an old mine, and claim on the insurance as stolen, when something expensive goes mechanically wrong. Doubt they gave Fatcher any credit for providing this convenient car disposal opportunity away from the prying eyes of an insurance investigator.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3454287/Mountain-abandoned-cars-70s-abandoned-MINE.html

 

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All those cars appear to be blue. Have the Welsh something against blue cars?

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