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  • How's the weather?
    Mating season for the skunks is quickly followed by the pregnant female looking for a safe place to have her kits. And they are very protective so if... see more
  • ROW with parked car and oncoming / turning car
    @Beelzebub The OP asked about how close the parked car was to the intersection and how he had to drive on the wrong side of the road to pass it, so... see more
  • Would this be considered insurance fraud?
    There's no such thing as "insurance fraud", just fraud, which is an imprisonable offence The offence is committed if a person makes a false... see more
  • How's the weather?
    I don't usually think about wildlife problems. Realistically, the only time I do is when I have to avoid a deer or fox on the road. The most serious... see more
  • Tips for driving in Europe
    @Beelzebub Don't know. I suspect German, as I was told by a German police officer. But who knows if it extends to others. see more
  • Would this be considered insurance fraud?
    Whether something is considered insurance fraud depends on the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. If the turning off of your toilet's... see more
  • Tips for driving in Europe
    Germen insurers, or UK? see more
  • Tips for driving in Europe
    A tip I learned in Germany recently. Although many motorways have no speed limit, if you are at fault in an accident where you were driving over... see more
  • How's the weather?
    Wow, that's a startling picture. Over the past few days, it has finally felt like we've entered Spring, but I'd still happily take your 33C, for a... see more
  • ROW with parked car and oncoming / turning car
    Let's suppose the red car was parked just 5 metres from the junction. What difference would it have made to the OP's question? see more
  • How's the weather?
    Yesterday it was 91F (33C) with 65MPH winds. New Mexico is in the worst drought in 1,200 years with the the mighty Rio Grande now being more like... see more
  • ROW with parked car and oncoming / turning car
    Taken from the Highway Code " DO NOT stop or park: near a school entrance anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services at or... see more
  • ROW with parked car and oncoming / turning car
    @GossopsGreen HC Rule 180 applies to the driver turning right. "Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle." which... see more
  • ROW with parked car and oncoming / turning car
    Thank you all for your replies so far. I understand the quote "The rules in The Highway Code do not give you the right of way in any circumstance,... see more
  • Tips for driving in Europe
    An acquaintance fell afoul of French law because he had left his hi-viz jackets in the boot with other stuff for Continental driving. Apparently you... see more
  • Getting a job with RAC at 18
    I worked on cars for a total of over 40 years as both a hobby and a profession. Ten of those years were with the AA as a Patrol. The most difficult... see more
  • Guernsey recovery
    The RAC breakdown T&C's (page 7) define the UK as "In this policy, UK means England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, and the... see more
  • Guernsey recovery
    That link says "We’ll tow your vehicle to any destination in the UK, rather than just 10 miles". Guernsey is not in the UK, so it seems the... see more
  • Getting a job with RAC at 18
    Hi Hamza, Congrats in advance for achieving your level 2 qualification, it sounds like you're smashing it. The best advice that I can offer is... see more
  • Guernsey recovery
    Hi Lightchoices, This would depend on the level cover you have with us. I'd recommend taking a look at our National Recovery option, without... see more
  • Car insurance payout advice
    Thank you for all the replies. see more
  • RAC confirmation email/membership number
    Hi @Fabio5, Welcome to the community. As you haven't yet had any contact from the RAC, I'd recommend reaching out to our contact centre to... see more
  • Insurance pilava
    Hi Hborth, How are things progressing with this? Have the police now dropped their complaint against you? see more
  • Car insurance payout advice
    @DrivingforfunOP, your friends are wrong. If you do as Drivingforfun advises, the car will be classed as Cat N, which has little impact. .You... see more
  • Car insurance payout advice
    Thanks. Then insurers have valued the car as £4,040. they have offered £3,400 to get the paintwork done myself. see more
  • Can my insurers recover costs
    Whether your insurers can recover costs depends on the specific circumstances and terms of your insurance policy. In some cases, insurers may be able... see more
  • Car insurance payout advice
    What car is it and what’s the rough value? I am guessing it’s a low value, maybe older, car? If so would a third option be to take the payout... see more
  • ROW with parked car and oncoming / turning car
    Not detracting from the fact that “right of way” doesn’t exist, I can assume/guess what you are trying to ask, and will attempt to answer without... see more
  • ROW with parked car and oncoming / turning car
    @GossopsGreenI'm always puzzled when people ask something like "just curious if there is a Highway code stance on this situation", when you could... see more