They still walk among us! Woman crashed motorhome using cruise control while making cup of tea

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  1. gerry mcg

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    Woman crashed motorhome using cruise control while making cup of tea

    A woman crashed her new luxury motorhome at 40mph after putting on the cruise control and getting up to make a cup of tea, a court heard today.
    Maria Antonia Smith had spent £45,000 on the second-hand van and was driving it for the first time when the accident happened.
    Preston magistrates heard how Mrs Smith, 62, of Dunkirk Avenue Fulwood had spent her life savings on the four-year-old, four-berth vehicle.
    But two days later it was written off when it veered out of control and hit a tree on A6 nr Forton
    Pleading guilty to careless and reckless driving, Mrs Smith, a retired shoe maker, stunned magistrates by saying she had been confused by what cruise control actually meant.
    I thought it was like an autopilot that you get on airplanes,” she said.
    I turned it on at what I thought was a sensible 40mph, then stepped away from the driver seat into the back of the motorhome to make a cup of tea.
    “I presumed that cruise control worked with the sat nav to negotiate the roads safely. Imagine my surprise when, no sooner had I flicked the switch on the kettle that we hit a tree at 40mph. Luckily I was unhurt because I was thrown on to the sofa.
    Mrs Smith recieved a 2 year driving ban and £1000 fine
     
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    Old fake news I think :rolleyes:
     
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    Well I have learned something today, you mean the sat nav and cruise do not work in harmony?
    Must have been lucky up until now then, often used it on the M25
     
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    Fake I think too.
    I read the same story almost verbatim of a lady in America a couple of years ago.
     
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    It did happen for real in America I think a few years back. Or was that fake news as well?
     
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    If enough people survive their cars that is
     
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    Easy to use on the M25.
    just select cruise control, put on the handbrake and make a cuppa.
    one drunk return to the driving seat and wait for the queue to eventually move forward again.
     
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    The whole of the F/B page "City of Preston News Network" is a wind up.

    Every item has timewarped from 1st April.
     
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    Now remind me................who is it who still walk among us and we need to be afraid of ?

    We need to stop giving fake news the time of day ...........do I really sound like Mr Trump

    Unless, of course, it's clearly a joke and cannot be true........................now by that, I mean its clearly a

    joke and cannot be true.
     
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    Don’t want to be a pedant but please don’t return one drunk to the drivers seat
     
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