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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: Ouch - 911 Targa Reply with quote

not sure how this happened Judge

https://twitter.com/Porsche911UK/status/982191196243083264


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-43662862


 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That car will be for sale very shortly at £75k with, "cheap fix, just a few car park dings" in the advert.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I thought my wife's parking skills were bad.....

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, the driver "will be offered a fitness to drive course". That's ok then.

Lucky that there wasn't, say, a mum with a pushchair walking on the footpath below.

I'm guessing yet another 'hit the accelerator instead of brake' in an auto/pdk when maneuvering. Seems odd that everyone gets overexcited when a self-driving car causes a crash, but this seems to happen with monotonous regularity with fatal consequences and the technology must surely exist to prevent it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: How Did He Manage This? Reply with quote

https://twitter.com/Porsche911UK/status/982191196243083264

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/man-73-crashes-porsche-911-064612274.html
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s a relatively common occurrence for the older drivers according to a TrafPol officer I spoke to.

Had an issue locally where an old boy drove through the front window of a bank after the car “had a mind of its own”. Apparently, the drivers are always older people, always driving automatics and always state that the car shot off on its own and the harder they pressed the “brake” the quicker it went! Question
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well according to that lot on FB hes hung drawn and qtred, I get Cassies law but hear the dam facts first . Then the typical socialist comment halfway down starts on about show offs in expensive cars and 6k fines not meaning much to them . For gods sake get a frigging life and stop being bitter and twisted about people who have been luckier in life than you .
guess you know now that type of comment gets me going Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think 73 is too old to be driving a Porsche
Got plenty of customers in their 7O's

Bought a 997 GTS from an 82 year old who bought a new 991 GTS as he hates turbo engines,
Drives the car every day

Who knows what the real story is and what really happened
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just wondering how he managed to get the back end on top of the fence!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
I was just wondering how he managed to get the back end on top of the fence!


Presumably drove it straight through the wall above!

Regardless of age, car, value, etc questions need to be asked as to why this happens time and time again.

In this day and age, with autonomous safety surely it is possible to prevent someone pressing and holding the accelerator in error?

I don't get why there is a global outcry when an autonomous vehicle is responsible for one fatality, but this, and people reversing over their own children happen with depressing regularity and is so easily preventable with technology.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the 'average' porsche driver typically an older gentleman?

As for the trolls on social media, generally people have no internal locus of control and blame others for their own issues in life.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry, are you OK mate?

Has anyone heard from T8?

:worried:
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
...and people reversing over their own children happen with depressing regularity and is so easily preventable with technology.


It helps the species evolve.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeterS wrote:
Terry, are you OK mate?

Has anyone heard from T8?

:worried:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Well according to that lot on FB hes hung drawn and qtred, I get Cassies law but hear the dam facts first . Then the typical socialist comment halfway down starts on about show offs in expensive cars and 6k fines not meaning much to them . For gods sake get a frigging life and stop being bitter and twisted about people who have been luckier in life than you .
guess you know now that type of comment gets me going Floor Floor

Id mate socialism illegal along with crackpot religious types.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:


Lucky that there wasn't, say, a mum with a pushchair walking on the footpath below.




What if it was a mum without a pushchair? Would that be less important. Very Happy

Totally agree though. The end result is just an insurance bill and dented pride. It could have easily been a fatal freak accident if someone was walking by.
If I was the driver, I'd be considering myself very lucky to be honest.

Imagine the headlines if there'd been someone there. The Daily Mail would've been comparing him to this driver. Wink -


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Well according to that lot on FB hes hung drawn and qtred, I get Cassies law but hear the dam facts first . Then the typical socialist comment halfway down starts on about show offs in expensive cars and 6k fines not meaning much to them . For gods sake get a frigging life and stop being bitter and twisted about people who have been luckier in life than you .
guess you know now that type of comment gets me going Floor Floor


It's gets me as well when people say how lucky you are, I always reply yes it's funny the harder I work the luckier I get.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Ouch ! for sale soon I guess Reply with quote

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