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Any guesses at the make of either car?  (URL gives it away)

Some kind of Karma? sad

Thankfully no injuries, surprisingly.

As there were aparently occupants, presumably the other car was waiting rather than parked, contrary to the BBC report.

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Canyon48 [934 posts] 5 months ago
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How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

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Grahamd [951 posts] 5 months ago
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Illegally parked driver gets just rewards from inattentive driver, both cars wrecked. Serves the pair of them right.

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FluffyKittenofT... [2118 posts] 5 months ago
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wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

 

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  The purpose of hazard lights is to signify that the user has opted out of all usual laws and rules relating to parking.  Just put those babies on, and you can park anywhere you feel like.  They probably make cheating on your partner and shoplifing OK as well.

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Yorkshire wallet [1984 posts] 5 months ago
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FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

 

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  The purpose of hazard lights is to signify that the user has opted out of all usual laws and rules relating to parking.  Just put those babies on, and you can park anywhere you feel like.  They probably make cheating on your partner and shoplifing OK as well.

It could actually be that the car did indeed break down and this was possibly the best course of action at the time. Then again, you don't drive so won't ever have that problem. 

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Bluebug [351 posts] 5 months ago
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Yorkshire wallet wrote:
FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

 

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  The purpose of hazard lights is to signify that the user has opted out of all usual laws and rules relating to parking.  Just put those babies on, and you can park anywhere you feel like.  They probably make cheating on your partner and shoplifing OK as well.

It could actually be that the car did indeed break down and this was possibly the best course of action at the time. Then again, you don't drive so won't ever have that problem. 

If your car breaks down you are told to get everyone out to a safe place, and try if possible not to leave the car in a place where another vehicle could hit it.   (I actually learnt that as a young kid.)

The R8 driver clearly didn't realise the car was as powerful as it was while the Nissan* driver was an idiot.  Double yellows are there for a reason and if your car breaks down then get the occupants out asap.

*http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5226321/Shocking-moment-Audi-R8-slams-stationary-car.html

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FluffyKittenofT... [2118 posts] 5 months ago
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Yorkshire wallet wrote:
FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

 

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  The purpose of hazard lights is to signify that the user has opted out of all usual laws and rules relating to parking.  Just put those babies on, and you can park anywhere you feel like.  They probably make cheating on your partner and shoplifing OK as well.

It could actually be that the car did indeed break down and this was possibly the best course of action at the time. Then again, you don't drive so won't ever have that problem. 

 

I do, though, see motorists park in ridiculous places (e.g. across a pedestrian crossing or in the middle of a residential road) and put their hazard lights on, as a matter of course.  So I'm going on the balance or probablities.  If those lights are supposed to actually mean something then motorists need to stop misusing them (and the authorities do something about such misuse), otherwise I'm going to assume they have no particular meaning.

(Could they have broken down?  Maybe.  But the hazard lights have no bearing on how likely that is)

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Bluebug [351 posts] 5 months ago
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FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
Yorkshire wallet wrote:
FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

 

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  The purpose of hazard lights is to signify that the user has opted out of all usual laws and rules relating to parking.  Just put those babies on, and you can park anywhere you feel like.  They probably make cheating on your partner and shoplifing OK as well.

It could actually be that the car did indeed break down and this was possibly the best course of action at the time. Then again, you don't drive so won't ever have that problem. 

 

I do, though, see motorists park in ridiculous places (e.g. across a pedestrian crossing or in the middle of a residential road) and put their hazard lights on, as a matter of course.  So I'm going on the balance or probablities.  If those lights are supposed to actually mean something then motorists need to stop misusing them (and the authorities do something about such misuse), otherwise I'm going to assume they have no particular meaning.

A couple of friends' of mine have been given 3 points and a fine for stopping in places they shouldn't  so I don't. 

Though in some areas stopping randomly where you like and when you like is what you do.  I 've seem some interesting arguments over this between drivers.

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Canyon48 [934 posts] 5 months ago
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FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  The purpose of hazard lights is to signify that the user has opted out of all usual laws and rules relating to parking.  Just put those babies on, and you can park anywhere you feel like.  They probably make cheating on your partner and shoplifing OK as well.

When my other halfs cars gearbox decided it was no longer going to function as a gearbox, we had to pull over on a dual carriageway with no hard shoulder and we stuck the hazard lights on. I was just proposing a genuine situation in which the parked car might not have been at fault, rather jumping to conclusions.

As cyclists, we (quite justifiably) get annoyed when some people (the Dail Mail) jump to conclusions about cyclists involved in incidents. We should not do the same about motorists.

The twit driving that Audi however...

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ChrisB200SX [727 posts] 5 months ago
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It's still not ok to stop, or even drive in, a cycle lane. It's not likely the car broke down while filtering past another vehicle.

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maviczap [178 posts] 5 months ago
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Looked like an episode of Mythbusters I saw the other day, and this one worked, whereas the Mythbusters one didn't  1

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ConcordeCX [809 posts] 5 months ago
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FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

 

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  The purpose of hazard lights is to signify that the user has opted out of all usual laws and rules relating to parking.  Just put those babies on, and you can park anywhere you feel like.  They probably make cheating on your partner and shoplifing OK as well.

whenever I cheat on my partner I wire a couple of orange lights to my bollocks. Last time she come in in the middle, sees 'em flashin',  I says to her, "all right, love, just parking here for a coupla minutes while I unload. I'll be done in a jiffy". No probs.

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grumpyoldcyclist [90 posts] 5 months ago
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Absolutely brilliant, cheered me up no end after the first day proper back at work in 2018. Just show this to the imbeciles who want to review the laws relating to punishing cyclists.

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Canyon48 [934 posts] 5 months ago
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ConcordeCX wrote:
FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

 

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  The purpose of hazard lights is to signify that the user has opted out of all usual laws and rules relating to parking.  Just put those babies on, and you can park anywhere you feel like.  They probably make cheating on your partner and shoplifing OK as well.

whenever I cheat on my partner I wire a couple of orange lights to my bollocks. Last time she come in in the middle, sees 'em flashin',  I says to her, "all right, love, just parking here for a coupla minutes while I unload. I'll be done in a jiffy". No probs.

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fukawitribe [2386 posts] 5 months ago
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FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
wellsprop wrote:

How?!

The car "parked" in the cycle lane on double yellows had it's hazards on, so it's possible that it was broken down...

I wouldn't be surprised if they were just waiting there because it was convenient for them though.

 

Since when have hazard lights indicated 'broken down'?  

Since always to indicate that your vehicle may be causing an obstruction. Just because idiots abuse them doesn't change that.

 

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alansmurphy [1803 posts] 5 months ago
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ConcordeCX wrote:

 just parking here for a coupla minutes while I unload. I'll be done in a jiffy"

 

Show off...

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peted76 [1084 posts] 5 months ago
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BBC wrote:

West Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident.

If that were a cyclist getting hit from behind they'd probably get told off for not wearing hi-viz...

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Rapha Nadal [834 posts] 5 months ago
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Were both vehicles wearing helmets & hi-viz?

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mikeymustard [33 posts] 5 months ago
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Oh lordy lord - an argument where someone jumping to a conclusion accuses someone else of jumping to a different conclusion, and a bollocks joke. Happy new year everyone

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ConcordeCX [809 posts] 5 months ago
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mikeymustard wrote:

...and a bollocks joke. Happy new year everyone

It wasn't that bad. HNY

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Bluebug [351 posts] 5 months ago
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mikeymustard wrote:

Oh lordy lord - an argument where someone jumping to a conclusion accuses someone else of jumping to a different conclusion, and a bollocks joke. Happy new year everyone

We have missed out a graph or two.

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mikeymustard [33 posts] 5 months ago
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ConcordeCX wrote:
mikeymustard wrote:

...and a bollocks joke. Happy new year everyone

It wasn't that bad. HNY

It's the only "relief" from the arguments

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alansmurphy [1803 posts] 5 months ago
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Are you looking for a happy ending?

 

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Canyon48 [934 posts] 5 months ago
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alansmurphy wrote:

Are you looking for a happy ending?

 

Is that a question or an offer?

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alansmurphy [1803 posts] 5 months ago
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You're too white male...

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Canyon48 [934 posts] 5 months ago
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alansmurphy wrote:

You're too white male...

Did you just assume my race and gender  13

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zero_trooper [231 posts] 5 months ago
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West Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident.
 

I hope so, that Audi was flying. Would be interested to find out the result - hopefully not 'drivers exchanged details'.