EM TuningAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    fallmonk's Avatar
    Turbo Sport

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Glesga,home of the rain god!
    Posts
    1,836
    I bought a convertable in the wettest country in the world who says Scotsmen dont have a sense of humour !

    "Lets fire up the Quattro" DCI Gene hunt,,,,,,,ashes to ashes

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Rev-head's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Perthshire
    Posts
    2,955
    Class!!
    Urq RR
    S2 Coupe...RS2 +
    S2 Avant (slipper wagon spec)
    A4 AVANT TDI

  4. #3
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    1,155
    "Hollyfield, from Milton Keynes, had told the court he had been reading the rev counter instead of the speedometer. "

    How on earth can he still be allowed to have a driving licence? Thankfully he didnt hit anyone, not sure he would've even noticed if he did!
    A6 3.0 TDI.

  5. #4
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813
    45 day ban? He should be banned for a year and have to retake his test, that's not just speeding that's driving without due care, if not dangerous driving. Big accident waiting to happen. If that had been a 25 year old, he would have a 12 month ban. Makes me mad when OAP's who can barely get into a car get off lightly from a major traffic offence because for some reason magistrates think it's sweet, every month one of them gets caught going the wrong way down a motorway - ahhhh bless!

  6. #5
    TDI-line's Avatar
    Uber Post Whore

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Peterborough
    Posts
    8,885
    And towing a trailer too, probably had his driving gloves on so that makes it ok too.

    2013 AUDI A3 SB S-LINE : 2.0 TDIQ 184 : GLACIER WHITE :
    : S-TRONIC : COMFORT PACK : SD SAT NAV : FOLDING MIRRORS : HEATED SEATS: RIGID BOOT LINER :

  7. #6
    shineydave's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Bradford, Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    912
    what a load of ********, how can anyone confuse the speedo for the tacho unless they're that stupid they think their car will do 60 in first and has a maximum speed of around 70

    88 on a single track road......
    towing a trailer.........
    with loud music because he was deaf........
    and blind in one eye........
    second offence in a year.........
    never taken a proper test..........
    or read his car handbook...........
    and older than the hills...........

    i hope he doesn't find his way to Bradford, i fear for my childrens lives
    Dave

    "If that's the Turbo Fairy knocking tell Her I'm not in"

  8. #7
    james0808's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    3,542
    Should not be on the road.

  9. #8
    I cant spell !

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    434
    Should have his liscence revoked permantly, he is deaf, has a glass eye and is not in proper control.

    richard
    MY12 Black edition TT Roadster with a tractor engine !

  10. #9
    grathies's Avatar
    More Points Than Portsmouth FC

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Posts
    1,355
    Think the bloke should be given a medal, with I could get away with that much!

  11. #10
    TDI-line's Avatar
    Uber Post Whore

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Peterborough
    Posts
    8,885
    And here he is, after leaving court....


    2013 AUDI A3 SB S-LINE : 2.0 TDIQ 184 : GLACIER WHITE :
    : S-TRONIC : COMFORT PACK : SD SAT NAV : FOLDING MIRRORS : HEATED SEATS: RIGID BOOT LINER :

  12. #11
    benw123's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Posts
    1,863
    LOL TDI-Line!!!

    Time for the poor guy to hang up his car keys for good. You'd think a former Aerospace Engineer would be a bit more savvy when it comes to looking at instruments.
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
    2006 Honda Accord EX i-CTDI, Arctic Blue, Leather, Sat Nav, XCarLink

  13. #12
    Nickynibbles's Avatar
    Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    846
    Beyond 70 you have to be re-tested every 3 years, and there are also restrictions with regards to sight disorders, not least the ability to read a number plate 20m away which is the minimum standard! I think the judge in this case should of requested immediate re-testing along with sight testing to ensure the bloke is visually capable of driving. It could of been an honest mistake but just to swoosh it out of court with no consideration for ensuring the publics safety is negligent!!
    A4 3.0 Quattro Sport - Gone & missed everyday!

    Current road going missile.....

    ........Smart Roadster - arguably the most fun you can have in a car without using lube!!

  14. #13
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813
    Quote Originally Posted by Nickynibbles
    Beyond 70 you have to be re-tested every 3 years
    No you don't. The driving licence has to be "renewed" every three years once the licence holder passes 70, but there is no medical check or test in place to verify the driver's ability to drive. No retest at all. Ridiculous when you consider the symptoms of old age are exactly the same (if not worse) than being pissed behind the wheel.
    "How to tear apart the ties that bind, perhaps fcuk off might be too kind"
    Alex Turner

  15. #14
    unkle's Avatar
    Beer God

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Leics
    Posts
    1,238
    Wonder what his new car is?
    Volvo V50 D5 R-Design

  16. #15
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    126
    Quote Originally Posted by unkle
    Wonder what his new car is?
    Guy's been a complete tos*er and come up with a great story to take the sting out of his punishment - it has to be a beemer.....

  17. #16
    jdp1962's Avatar
    Grumpy Old Man

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Cruising on a mountain of torque
    Posts
    5,675
    Quote Originally Posted by shineydave
    what a load of ********, how can anyone confuse the speedo for the tacho unless they're that stupid they think their car will do 60 in first and has a maximum speed of around 70
    I remember reading an article by Michael Parkinson years ago, describing what happened when he first got famous, and was able to shell out on a posh car. It was a Series one Jag XJ6, circa 1971, back in the days when a new car still needed to be run in. He and his wife, Mary, picked the car up from the dealer in London, and set off up the M1 to Yorkshire.

    At Watford Gap, they swapped seats, cos Mary fancied a drive and he wanted a kip. He pointed to the speedo and told Mary to make sure the needle never went above 40. He woke up about an hour later, astonished to discover they were coming off the M1 at journey's end. He asked Mary if she'd kept to 40 like he's told her to. Somewhat annoyed she replied sharply: "Of course I did; look!". and promptly pointed to the figure 40 (x100) on the rev counter. While he'd been akip, Mary had been charging along at about 100mph in a day-old car with about 100 miles on the clock.
    Last edited by jdp1962; 16th January 2008 at 15:01.
    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


  18. #17
    satanmademedoit's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    98

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO