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« Reply #900 on: February 22, 2020, 08:29:46 AM »
I don't think I know David John Davies and only lived in Dyserth for about 7 years.    I am 73 but the only reason I know Mike Hinde is because I used to walk past his place with my dog and have an occasional chat with him
I had of course read about Mike's racing achievements and he must have been an exceptional driver because some of those cars in the photos you posted are not the easiest to handle at speed.
Thanks for telling me about Mike and I'm pleased that his 90th birthday celebrations went well

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« Reply #901 on: February 26, 2020, 12:21:34 PM »
Asda and Sainsbury's have announced a price cut of 2p per litre across both petrol and diesel.

Motorists filling up at any Asda filling station will pay no more than 116.7p per litre on unleaded and 118.7p per litre on diesel from today.

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« Reply #902 on: March 03, 2020, 12:10:56 PM »
Motorists are being warned about the scam dubbed "flash for cash" which could see them swindled out of cash.

The scam, also known as the 'crash for cash' scam is where a  driver flashes their headlights to a motorist waiting at a junction or a bend informing them it's safe to pull out, before intentionally crashing into them.

In some cases, the intention behind the crash is to try and persuade the driver to settle the bill without getting insurance providers involved.
In both cases, the criminal will attempt to claim for compensation and reimbursement for damages including fake bills for recovery and repairs, for loss of earnings and for personal injury.

One of the most complicated issues with the 'flash for cash' scam is how difficult it is to prove unless a dash camera is involved; it is often one person's word against the other's.

The Highway Code states that motorists should never assume that a flash is a signal to go, as in some cases it could be a warning.

The Highway Code says: "Only flash your headlights to let other road users know that you are there.

"Do not flash your headlights to convey any other message or intimidate other road users.

"Never assume that flashing headlights is a signal inviting you to proceed. Use your own judgement and proceed carefully."

What to do if you suspect you're a victim victim
If you are unlucky enough to become involved in the scam the RAC advises you stay calm, call the police from the scene - informing them you believe it is a scam.

Then begin gathering the following information:

Make, model and registration number of the other vehicle
Time, date, location and weather conditions at the time of the accident
Full name, address and date of birth of the driver and each passenger in their vehicle
Take pictures or video of the cars involved and the scene of the accident
Any injuries mentioned
Whether the other vehicle was driven or towed away from the scene – note the details of the vehicle used to tow
Names and addresses of any independent witnesses

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« Reply #903 on: March 04, 2020, 11:14:45 AM »
A more eco-friendly petrol could be introduced to garages in the UK from next year.

The government is consulting on making E10 - which contains less carbon and more ethanol than fuels currently on sale - the new standard petrol grade.

The move could cut CO2 emissions from transport by 750,000 tonnes per year, the Department for Transport said.
However, the lower carbon fuel would not be compatible with some older vehicles.

Current petrol grades in the UK - known as E5 - contain up to 5% bioethanol.
E10 would see this percentage increased up to 10% - a proportion that would bring the UK in line with countries such as Belgium, Finland, France and Germany.    cont   You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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« Reply #904 on: March 08, 2020, 12:18:44 PM »
There were a couple that surprised me...."Paying at a Drive-thru with your phone".... "Letting your pet out the car if you've broken down"

10 driving laws you've probably broken without even realising it
From beeping a horn to driving through puddles - this handy guide should see you avoid being hit with a fine

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« Reply #905 on: March 10, 2020, 02:18:20 PM »
Supermarkets Asda and Morrisons have announced a price cut of 2p per litre (ppl) for petrol and diesel amid an oil war between Saudi Arabia and Russia which led to stock markets and oil prices tanking around the world.

Motorists filling up at an Asda forecourt will pay no more than 114.7ppl for petrol and 116.7ppl for diesel.

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« Reply #906 on: March 19, 2020, 02:37:17 PM »
Coronavirus: Formula 1 teams are to help in supply of ventilators.

Formula 1 teams are working with government and health authorities to increase the supply of ventilators during the coronavirus crisis.

Ventilators are a device used to help supply more air to patients with breathing difficulties, one of the effects of severe coronavirus symptoms.

The majority of F1 teams are aiming to work out ways to use their engineering facilities to boost production.

F1 said the aim was to "provide as much help and assistance as we can".

A spokesman said: "The F1 community is engaged in discussions with all the relevant stakeholders regarding this issue and we will provide further details in due course."   cont  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

The article ends with this.......
"The move follows the Agnelli family which controls Ferrari and Fiat donating €10m (£9.3m) to the Italian government to help deal with the coronavirus emergency at a national level, as well as buying 150 extra ventilators and providing a fleet of cars to distribute food and medicine"



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Re: Cars.............coronavirus 'spreads rapidly' on petrol pumps ?
« Reply #907 on: March 23, 2020, 02:27:30 PM »
Health officials and fuel industry respond to claim coronavirus 'spreads rapidly' on petrol pumps
Covid-19 is believed to survive on some surfaces for up to 72 hours - with growing concern over its presence at petrol stations.

Health officials and industry experts have asserted that petrol pumps are "no worse" than other surfaces for the presence of coronavirus.
It comes after speculation began to appear on social media about the possibility of the virus, also known as Covid-19, spreading at fuel stations.
The rumours were circulated on platforms such as WhatsApp and Twitter, with one post outlining advice allegedly given by medical staff in the UK
The message read: "A senior nurse at the Queen Elizabeth [Hospital] believes the virus is spreading rapidly through people using petrol pumps.
"She asks that if you need to fill your car up use gloves or a paper towel and then bin them. Please pass this on."

Such messages, which are now believed to be fake, have led health officials and the fuel industry to clarify the situation and reject the social media claims.

This includes Public Health England, who recently said that "petrol pumps are no worse than other surfaces".

A spokesperson for the health body, a division of the Department of Health and Social Care, added that officials would still "recommend people use gloves and wash their hands after using them".

In a statement released over the weekend, the United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) also denied the claim that coronavirus was "spreading rapidly" through petrol pumps.

It explained: "We are not aware of any evidence that fuel nozzle handles or other forecourt features, such as pay-at-pump keypads, are any more or less prone to the spread of #COVID19 than other hard surfaces."
 
The UKPIA added however that the public "should be reassured" that retailers are advising site operators to implement enhanced hygiene controls at petrol station sites - such as providing hand sanitiser and gloves for customers.

The virus, of which there are almost 6,000 confirmed cases in the UK, is believed to survive on certain surfaces for up to three days - with health officials recommending disinfecting surfaces where possible.

In fact, research published by the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the virus remains viable in the air for up to three hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours.    ref DP

As a result, the general public are also being warned to wash their hands regularly and avoid touching their face - particularly after being in contact with surfaces or people outside of the home.


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« Reply #908 on: March 23, 2020, 06:34:37 PM »
Asda and Morrisons have made huge cuts to petrol and diesel prices in a boost to drivers.

Both supermarkets have knocked 12p per litre off unleaded and 8p per litre off diesel, in what's believed to be the largest ever single price cut.

Asda said drivers will now pay no more than 102p per litre on unleaded and 108.7p per litre on diesel when filling up.   ref DP

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« Reply #909 on: March 25, 2020, 10:05:36 AM »
Vehicle owners in Britain will be granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

All cars, vans and motorcycles will be exempted from needing a test from March 30.

This will allow people to carry on with essential travel during the coronavirus pandemic, the DfT said.

Drivers were warned that vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition.

Garages will remain open for essential repair work.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat Covid-19 are able to do so.

"Allowing this temporary exemption from vehicle testing will enable vital services such as deliveries to continue, frontline workers to get to work, and people to get essential food and medicine.

"Safety is key, which is why garages will remain open for essential repair work."    ref DP

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« Reply #910 on: April 01, 2020, 09:51:28 AM »
Many petrol stations will be forced to close due to a lack of sales and their businesses becoming unprofitable, a trade association has warned.

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) stated that sites in rural areas where fuel use has collapsed the most are particularly vulnerable.
The organisation said in a statement: “Many petrol stations will have to close in the coming weeks, as sales of fuel dry up and their businesses become unviable.”

The PRA, which represents independent fuel retailers who account for 70% of UK forecourts, advised motorists to check their petrol station is still open before going to fill up.

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