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    (Original post by Xenon)
    I take it many of the questions from the theory test have been forgotten by some, inc stopping distances etc. The 30 mph in residential areas can save lives. As mentioned earlier, a kid could easily run out onto the road, or someone not expecting a car to come speeding past. Think about what consequences there could be!
    Even at 5mph above the 30mph limit is significant.
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    Any injuries?
    Nothing long-term - my wrist generally "didn't work", atall, for a week or so, and the person opposite me had severe concussion and spent two nights in a&e getting brain scans, while the front passenger looked like he'd had his mouth slashed at the sides by headbutting the dashboard. Apart from that, minor whiplash and random brusing all round.

    We were very lucky. We were overtaking a learner driver at the time, who had been doing 30-40mph at most, so had slowed down, though had begun to speed up again when we hit the other car. Had we been going faster, or had the driver pulled back in a split second later (as it was we spun which absorbed much of the impact), it would have been square head-on and we'd probably all be dead.


    You really don't realise how fast you're going until you come to a standstill in seconds.
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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    Even at 5mph above the 30mph limit is significant.
    Not on some of the 30 MPH limits where i live tho.....
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    (Original post by calumc)
    Nothing long-term - my wrist generally "didn't work", atall, for a week or so, and the person opposite me had severe concussion and spent two nights in a&e getting brain scans, while the front passenger looked like he'd had his mouth slashed at the sides by headbutting the dashboard. Apart from that, minor whiplash and random brusing all round.

    We were very lucky. We were overtaking a learner driver at the time, who had been doing 30-40mph at most, so had slowed down, though had begun to speed up again when we hit the other car. Had we been going faster, or had the driver pulled back in a split second later (as it was we spun which absorbed much of the impact), it would have been square head-on and we'd probably all be dead.


    You really don't realise how fast you're going until you come to a standstill in seconds.
 
 
 
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