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Following on from a topic listed on FB by Fast Bikes magazine (which I read every month lol)

How many years have you been driving/riding (or both), and how many crashes have you had (your fault or not)?

For me I've been driving for 17, riding for 18 and have had 2 car crashes and 2 bike ones, none of which were my fault
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Fri Jan 31, 2014 14:30
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21 Years .........1 ban, 3 crashes, 1 my fault 2 not
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Fri Jan 31, 2014 14:36
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hmm oky,
11 years driving - 1 accident, non fault (guy was on my side of road, although i may have been going a tad quick), 6 points (none now) licence revoked (6 points in first 2 years)

riding less than a year. 1 accident, at fault. the bike just wouldnt stop in time for the old codger stopping in front
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Driving for 16 years, 1 non-fault (Christmas Eve 2013).


Fri Jan 31, 2014 18:18
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:cry: ... I haven't punted MrSavvy into anything/one during over 6 yrrs ownership.

However..... poor sod looks like a 'baghdad taxi'!!

Both front doors gouged in car parks.... vandal scrape along O/S rear door.... ffinn great dent in the roof >> FFS!!!

Slapper lass 'tailgated' us, at lights, a while ago... no damage.

74K 'gravel rash' on plastic front grille :?


I haven't had any naughties in my works van[s] but was recently on a 'Speed Awareness Course', for 61 in a 50 Dual.... close!!

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10 years, 1 accident. at fault, 6month after i passed my test i was driving like a loon and i clipped an escorts rear bumper as i came round a corner a bit wide


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Over 30 years, 7 bans, rolled 7 cars (6 really, I rolled one of them on two seperate occaisions :roll: ).

Never claimed off the insurance or had a claim against me or hurt anyone which is key and not a good track history to be proud of (which I'm not).

Only put myself in hospital once - driving habits were very very 'wrong' in the early days!

There you are, fessed up to everything, all in the past now and still alive.

You (I) have to admire most youngsters today on just how much more responsible they are but then when forced into a 1.1 Nova paying ridiculous insurance I guess you have to be a bit careful . . .
AWD GTI 4G63 250 BHP@4985 rpm 281 ft/lbs but not for long .....


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That's a lot Bakersone lol. You're right though, the cost of motoring in general (not just insurance) forces younger drivers to be more careful. Also, most of us probably started in a 50quid car bought from the paper - or parents' car - so maybe didn't feel as responsible as we maybe should have
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wow that is some history. but we were all young once.
i find most young driver today in much better cars than i ever could dream of when i were a lad.
nearly new 107s and KAs atm, i was stuck with a 90 quid renault 5 for a first car
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Hi guys myself 46-47 years in June no accidents 1 car written off by tractor when parked.


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always a nasty one when you had nothing to do with it :(
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smcbdev wrote:
That's a lot Bakersone lol. You're right though, the cost of motoring in general (not just insurance) forces younger drivers to be more careful. Also, most of us probably started in a 50quid car bought from the paper - or parents' car - so maybe didn't feel as responsible as we maybe should have


Like you say, twas all too easy to pick up a 'scrapper' out of the local papers on a Sunday morning, take it down to the local tank ranges (we had a nice bit of easy access MOD land to play on), drive it till it breaks, dump it (the army used make use of them) and then off down the pub for lunch! Those were the days . . .
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My first car was £75 out of my local paper and ran like a dream for a year lol. About a week after the MOT her arse fell out driving over the hills home from a night out haha. Cue a few more "cheap" cars over the years before I got my hands on something decent that was mine. I drove my dad's car for a while after passing my test but had to be "careful" lmao
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14 year car 1 slowped no big bangs but parking dings to old gf's punto :oops:


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23 years driving,1 roll(mechanical failure,not my fault),1 crash my fault.more speeding points than i care to think about


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Driving for 18years.. too many crashes to mention.. rolled 205 at over 100mph stuck a golf gti 6ft in the air upside down between 2 trees.. banned twice and finaly learnt.. whish i had earlier destroyed too many cars i would love to have now.. was fun at the time and nobody ever hurt or claims made..


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Bikes - Fell off 3 times all told, but no real damage inflicted, riding for 8 in 26 years.

Cars - 2 that I've thrown off the road, (only minor damage, but 12 years between
both incidents) :oops:
4 have hit me, (one of which was an official write-off) 1 that I wrote off and
1 consumed in fire that really was a write-off in both senses. 28 years so far.

Trucks - 3 times a car door was presented in front of me - 1 of those from a 206
did not survive and the 'lady' who'd opened it learnt a mildly painful lesson.....
5 years in total, but I still have the licence :-D
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