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Snow Car Crashes

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by Timmo, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Timmo

    Timmo Member

    Car snow crash chaos costs £60m
    - Three-fold increase in road accidents on Monday


    Motorists caused an estimated £60m worth of damage on Monday as thousands ignored warnings against travelling.

    The number of accidents recorded on Monday (2nd February) leapt three-fold compared to normal levels according to Accident Exchange, a leading accident management company.

    However, not all accidents will have been reported yet, says Steve Evans, chief executive of Accident Exchange.

    “The final toll of Monday will only be known in the next couple of weeks but the cost of that ‘essential’ journey will be high.”

    More than 10,000 incidents are reported on a normal winter’s day leaving repairs bills of £1,8001 on average. The number could rise to 30,000.

    In addition to the body and structural damage, the snow-related bumps, scrapes and crashes will cost the UK economy upwards of £5.25m2 in lost working hours in the coming weeks as owners spend an average of 3½ days dealing with the aftermath.

    In more complicated incidents, where liability is disputed, or the car is written off, the actual time spent resolving the affair could easily rise to nearer 50 hours.

    Evans added: “Driver inexperience is to blame with people coming across marooned cars and hitting them, driving too fast or too close to the car in front.”
     
  2. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    I wish people had a clue :(

    amount of people I saw revving the nuts off their cars while on ice, braking while going round corners and generally not understanding how things work
     
  3. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    I avoided the roads for those reasons! fortunately enough I didn't need to go out, another advantage of being a freelancer I guess :)
     
  4. tim

    tim Senior Member

    Back here in Birmingham, it's so bad that we're actually being advised to walk on the roads as it's safer.

    The road next to mine was recently re-tarmacked, and when it started to snow, cars had absolutely no control, just sliding into pavements. The only ones who made it through were Range Rover Sports and others alike. Scary stuff.

    Dunno if you guys have seen this tho... www.timmp.co.uk/uh-oh.jpg
     
  5. Timmo

    Timmo Member

    Police are stopping people travelling to gloucester from here.
     
  6. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    That doesn't look so much like a snowman as a part of the male body that has lost some excitment....

    No wonder that porno company got in touch if that's how you build your snowmen! ;)
     
  7. tim

    tim Senior Member

    lol - i don't even know how to reply to that!

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