Driverless car smashes into lamppost

Gazette: Driverless car smashes into lamppost Driverless car smashes into lamppost

A CAR without a driver smashed into a lamppost after the handbrake came loose.

The silver Vauxhall Astra was parked at the top of North Hill, Colchester, when it began rolling.

It miraculously missed pedestrians heading to the High Street sales and other parked cars at 9.15am on Thursday.

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11:15am Thu 27 Dec 12

Acejax says...

When will people learn to put their car in gear when parking on a hill?
When will people learn to put their car in gear when parking on a hill? Acejax
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11:49am Thu 27 Dec 12

romantic says...

Acejax wrote:
When will people learn to put their car in gear when parking on a hill?
And also leave the front wheels at an angle heading into the kerb. That way, hopefully the most you will damage would be the car in front.

Looking at the picture of this, it looks to be incredibly lucky this lamp-post is where it is, or that car would have been off down the hill. Could have been far worse. I hope the driver will learn the lesson for next time.
[quote][p][bold]Acejax[/bold] wrote: When will people learn to put their car in gear when parking on a hill?[/p][/quote]And also leave the front wheels at an angle heading into the kerb. That way, hopefully the most you will damage would be the car in front. Looking at the picture of this, it looks to be incredibly lucky this lamp-post is where it is, or that car would have been off down the hill. Could have been far worse. I hope the driver will learn the lesson for next time. romantic
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10:41pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Boris says...

romantic wrote:
Acejax wrote:
When will people learn to put their car in gear when parking on a hill?
And also leave the front wheels at an angle heading into the kerb. That way, hopefully the most you will damage would be the car in front.

Looking at the picture of this, it looks to be incredibly lucky this lamp-post is where it is, or that car would have been off down the hill. Could have been far worse. I hope the driver will learn the lesson for next time.
Agree with both. Two years ago, an idiot parked his car on handbrake only. It rolled backward into mine, causing £800 of damage. He admitted liability, but it took me 2 months to get his cheap on-line insurer to cough up.
This man was aged 50-plus, and told me he never left his car in gear, as the handbrake was sufficient. I hope he has learned his lesson.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Acejax[/bold] wrote: When will people learn to put their car in gear when parking on a hill?[/p][/quote]And also leave the front wheels at an angle heading into the kerb. That way, hopefully the most you will damage would be the car in front. Looking at the picture of this, it looks to be incredibly lucky this lamp-post is where it is, or that car would have been off down the hill. Could have been far worse. I hope the driver will learn the lesson for next time.[/p][/quote]Agree with both. Two years ago, an idiot parked his car on handbrake only. It rolled backward into mine, causing £800 of damage. He admitted liability, but it took me 2 months to get his cheap on-line insurer to cough up. This man was aged 50-plus, and told me he never left his car in gear, as the handbrake was sufficient. I hope he has learned his lesson. Boris
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