Apology to just about everybody

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by bernardfeay, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Read Only Funster

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    Over the last little while I have had people honking their horns at me and being particularly cross for what seemed like no apparent reason.

    They would give me gestures along the lines of "what do you think you are playing at?" and I would reply with my gesture which meant "can't you see my bloody indicator - moron?"

    Turns out my near side rear light cluster had fallen out of its socket and was resting out of sight in the lower cavity. As a consequence my left indicator did not blink to the outside world.

    Very, very sorry.
     
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  2. DavidG58

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    years ago I ran in the back of a car that had no brake lights, but still got blamed for the whole accident

    not needing to reopen those old wounds, but I now regularly have a word with motorists when I can when I see they have no brake lights, it is a scarily common thing to see (I maybe notice more than others due to my accident)

    The latest thing I have noticed is that many cars only have the high level LED brake light working, presuming both the other bulbs have failed

    with modern electronics it is disappointing that all vehicles don't have a warning on the dash if any bulb has gone, mine do (MH and car)

    I guess this wold help the OP if it simply out of place but still operating, but a timely reminder to make regular checks of all lights, and try braking and indicating at same time to look for earth issues when checking

    Apology accepted by the way (y)
     
  3. webby1

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    We went on a week trip with bikes on our new bike rack.
    A few people seemed to be waving but not too many.
    Only waiting at the traffic light at the bottom of our road did a motorcyclist point out that although we were indicating left the lighting board was indicating right and had been since I wired it incorrectly.
    Good job no accident as it would have been my fault.....DOH
     
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  4. Ranger

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    As an ex professional driver no vehicles go out of our yard ( or when on a campsite) without a walk round check of lights and tyres at the start of the day, you can after all be prosecuted for lighting faults.
     
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  5. normanandsue

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    Bit difficult to walk round vehicle with foot on brake
     
  6. PP Bear

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    I usually hold it down with the brush from the small dustpan and brush set. Perfect size :)
     
  7. John Laidler

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    People are honking because they see no left hand indicator? Give yourself a star for trying at least. Had a moment on the A38 this evening when the loon in front starting slowing down for no reason, until I spotted the slip road where he slid off, elbow out of window, fag in hand. Lazy driving but I congratulated myself on not getting worked up.
     
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  8. Daifuse

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    Many, many years ago, on a dark, rainy wet morning in Swindon, just left home on my motorbike en route for Winchester, with the orange street lighting reflecting off the road and everything else, I failed to see a large box wagon parked outside the newsagents until the last moment. Dropped the 'bike, (too late to turn) and managed to slide under the tailgate without too much trouble or injury - thanks to the Corker crash helmet. The driver came out from the shop clutching his paper to find me stood up surveying my 'bike. The police station (next door to the shop) was alerted and a copper rushed out to find out what had happened. When the driver was interviewed he said he'd picked up the brand new vehicle from the dealers the evening before. It later was found that the rear lights had never been connected! No wonder I didn't see it. Fortunately, the lorry firm picked up the tab for repairs to my 'bike.
     
  9. busby

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    thats the wifes job,, seriously though when i was driving for a living it was dark most mornings when i started and you could see the glow of brake lights in your mirrors...BUSBY :):)
     
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  10. grumps147

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    Much easier to see what manoeuvre most are making in towns, 1. When they slow down and drive well into the left they are certain to turn right. 2. When they pull well over to the right, even crossing the centre line, they are turning left. Never fails, and no indications needed from them, the odd few that do indicate. Must be the new way of teaching to drive manoeuvre, maybe signal, mirror.
     
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    i once replaced(wrongly) the cables on the steering of a speed boat which resulted in reverse steering amazing how hard it was to steer and lean
     
  12. calion

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    It says India on my tyres, but it doesn't mean I'm going there..............:ROFLMAO:
     
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