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Woman charged for driving through a puddle

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squeaver Wed 14-Oct-09 14:02:38

and splashing kids at a bus stop.

and how much of a twat is the bloke in the car with her?.

LovelyDear Wed 14-Oct-09 14:05:03

it's as though they have car-cocoon-head where you think everything outside the car is not real life.

squeaver Wed 14-Oct-09 14:08:50

And why put it on You Tube? What is UP with these people?

LilRedWG Wed 14-Oct-09 14:11:07

I've had this done to me (except it was ice and slush). It was horrible and I hope that she gets a nice big fine and points! So there!

PeedOffWithNits Wed 14-Oct-09 14:33:00

I started a thread on chat about this

here

they are morons, but sadly indicative of many people's opinion that cars are safe in their hands and they can play about willy nilly and do no harm to themselves or others

it does not bear thinking about what could have happened, and they just thought it was so funny.angry

overmydeadbody Wed 14-Oct-09 14:34:27

Stupid idiots.

3littlefrogs Wed 14-Oct-09 14:35:11

People like this should face a driving ban.angry

Morloth Wed 14-Oct-09 15:58:49

Good that they are getting a fine. Way too fast and way too close to the kids standing by the road.

Pricks.

squeaver Wed 14-Oct-09 16:17:03

Oops, sorry Peed.

stillstanding Wed 14-Oct-09 16:23:29

I always thought there was never any comeuppance for people who did horrid things like this - am so excited to discover that sometimes, just sometimes there are consequences.

I hope she gets the maximum penalty and fine. And he should be punished as well for being such a knob encouraging her.

dittany Wed 14-Oct-09 16:31:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Elk Wed 14-Oct-09 16:33:31

Good. I walk my children to school every day and the number of drivers that go fast through a puddle and ensure that all 3 of us are soaked really annoys me.

sarah293 Wed 14-Oct-09 16:49:45

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MusterMix Wed 14-Oct-09 16:57:54

you cnat fine someone for laughing.
inconsiderate driving yes.

He wasn't just laughing, he was encouraging her to commit a crime. If I egged someone on to shoot someone I would be in just as much trouble as the murderer.

TheCrackFox Wed 14-Oct-09 17:41:59

Good and I hope this sets an example for other moronic drivers that do this. What a pair of arseholes.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 14-Oct-09 17:55:26

"Driving through a puddle to splash bystanders is an offence of "careless, and inconsiderate, driving" under the Road Traffic Act section 3 and carries a fine of up to £2,500."

I never knew that...Right, the next time someone does that to me I'm getting their numberplate. I'm not too bothered about wet clothes myself but you should have seen the state of my poor little dachshund last time we got caught by a git like this.

sherby Wed 14-Oct-09 18:04:34

He said the children were encouraging them

We have a huge hill at the bottom of our road and after the rain tons of kids stand at it shouting and screaming and pointing at the puddle trying to get you to splash them

The video does look like she was speeding though, so probably deserves a fine etc for that

PeedOffWithNits Wed 14-Oct-09 18:40:56

whether the kids WANTED to be splashed is irrelevant. The driver was responsible for driving in a safe manner, and speeding into that amount of water, in a built up area with other vehicles and pedestrians close by, was anything BUT responsible.

If a kid is egging you on to deliberatley swerve towards them, does a responsible driver do THAT? Course not.

the sad fact is there are far too many irrresponsible, thoughtless drivers out there

How could he know the kids were encouraging them? From the footage it looks like they'd started it before the kids were even in view.

sherby Wed 14-Oct-09 19:13:06

Did nobody ever do this when they were kids?? We did it ALL the time, best bit was if you could get a lorry or a bus to do it.

Sorry but even the newsreader was laughing reading the story out

sprogger Wed 14-Oct-09 19:20:03

No, sherby. I liked arriving at school clean and dry.

sherby Wed 14-Oct-09 19:21:23

who said they were going to school?

dittany Wed 14-Oct-09 20:16:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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