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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Ralph-n-Bev, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Ralph-n-Bev

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    If anyone is out on the roads , or paths for that matter be very careful.
    Its dreadful here in Wakefield this morning.
    Jacob fell over twice on the way to the bus stop this morning.
    Ralphs pick up ended up going sideways twice , before he got on to the main road.
    Ruby our eldest dog 15, slipped and fell over , on the flat . Then skidded on the steps up into the garden and fell down backwards on her back. AAaaaahhhh.
    So if you have to go out be careful.
    We dont want the A&E wards full of a load of pensioners with broken hips and wrists .:Wink: Only go out if you have to , till it thaws:thumb:
     
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  2. mdixon

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    Why just pensioners!!!!
    :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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  3. ukbill

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    because for some pensioners its cheaper sitting in a&e than having thier heating running full blast :Laughing:
     
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  4. Stephen & Jeannie

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    It's Tuff out here !!!!

    This pensioner has a dilemna >>>>>>>

    Which shorts go with which T Shirt !:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  5. ukbill

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    it is really time for the council to salt for frost as well as snow even when they do its the roads only because i heard they don't do the pavements because if someone fell over because of the salt they could get sued is this not the uk gone crazy then i don't know what is
     
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    It was very slippery here on Tuesday because of rain falling on frozen ground but the last two days although we have had a harder frost it hasn't been slippery because we haven't had any rain.

    I heard on local radio that both the A1 and M1 in Yorkshire had been closed because of crashes caused by drivers not taking account of the slippery conditions. When will they learn?

    Incidentally it will be a year next Monday & Wednesday since our Autoquest was bent in similar conditions.
     
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  7. ukbill

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    come one Stephen upset us all whats the weather like there and have you started to stack the beers up :Laughing:
     
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    Weather is great,:thumb: The Bonny Mackintosh have had a fresh supply of "Spitfire" in :thumb:and knuckledragger and I have been invited to a Christmas lunch there at 2pm !!
    So, all in all ! just about managing to cope !!:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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  9. ukbill

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    i hate ya :Rofl1:
     
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  10. GJH

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    So exactly how much extra council tax would you like to pay then? :BigGrin:

    Councils and the Highways Agency have to take measures which are reasonably practicable. They do treat main roads for low temperatures as well as snow but if it then rains it can wash the salt/grit away. In any conditions, traffic is needed to make the salt/grit work properly. As far as more minor roads and pavements go the cost of employing people, purchasing plant which stands idle most of the year and purchasing extra salt/grit is far in excess of what council tax payers would willingly fund.

    There is little chance councils could be successfully sued just because somebody slipped as a result of snow/ice because the weather is outside of anybody's control. It would have to be shown that they had been negligent or had failed to take reasonably practicable steps.

    There is a more specific duty in Scotland than in England & Wales but even so there is a test of whether the authority took reasonable steps.

    No doubt we will soon be seeing the urban myth that individuals may be liable if someone else slips or falls on an area they have treated. We all have a responsibility to be careful ourselves. There have been no cases in the UK of people being sued for clearing snow.
     
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  11. ukbill

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    omg graham you are on 1 again :Smile:
    i pay enough tax both council and ever other bloody tax come back and say all this when you go arse over tit because some arse at the council says don't grit
     
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  12. GJH

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    No you don't pay enough tax to cover gritting absolutely everything and neither do the rest of us. Challenge me on opinions if you like but please don't challenge me on facts unless you have evidence that the facts I have stated are wrong.
     
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    Graham, I can't really take the 'cost' issue very seriously since it was publicised just how much money these councils had stashed in Iceland... :RollEyes:
     
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    Good point,:thumb: Maybe they were salting it away for a [STRIKE]rainy[/STRIKE] frosty day:Smile:
     
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    I hope none of the councils invested in Asda - unless it was to fund icy weather driving lessons for their delivery staff :Laughing:
     
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    Well, fear Not Mrs Bev.....

    I is just off for a 10 mile run, and my new highly pricey quality OMM jacket is going to come in good use. It's blowing a hoolie out there and raining sideways with rain drops the size of aaa batteries.

    I am blowing it your way, it aint cold though that's for sure,,,,, I could even go in my shorts as well salopian :Wink: but think I will stick to me tights :Blush:
     
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    So that explains why the roads [STRIKE]are[/STRIKE] were always clear in Iceland, no matter the weather...:Smile:
     
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    graham are you a paid spy by the councils and the government maybe thats why we can't get gritted cause they have paid it all to you to fight their corner the robbing gits
     
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    What on Earth are you talking about Bill? Slinging insults around does you no credit at all.

    As I posted earlier on this thread, it will be a year next Monday & Wednesday since our Autoquest was bent in similar conditions. Do you think either of the companies insuring the drivers involved would have accepted liability if there was any chance of blaming the local council?
     
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    on the tax issue i just realised you are up north so your rate of tax on ya income compared to us southerners is around 0 most northerners words not mine
    maybe all the bad weather up there makes ya all grumpy old me :BigGrin:
     
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