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Not the nicest thing just happened...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by saitrix, 2 May 2006.

  1. saitrix

    Sgarrista

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    Hey,

    Just had my IAM Adcanced Driving Test. I passed but whilst doing the test i was goign down a residential road at 30mph. When all of a sudden a cat runs out onto the road at full pelt. I tried to stop it but hit it at about 20 i bet. :( So me and the examiner got out, i saw a women looking really really shocked, she told us at how it ran off. Between the 3 of us we couldn't find it so we deicded to carry on the test.

    On the up beat i passed my IAM test 7 1/2 months after passing my DSA test.
     
  2. PeterNem

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    Congrats on passing.

    Really unlucky about the cat, if it managed to run off, I guess you can only hope it wasn't too badly injured. Was the lady the owner of the cat?
     
  3. saitrix

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    Nope, she didn't know who the owner was aswell. I must not have had hit it that hard as no damage to bumper.
     
  4. Oblivious

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    Ive seen cats survive worse. Worst case scenario its crawled off to die in peace.

    Oh and well done on passing :)
     
  5. paradigm

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    Coulda been worse, I killed two ducks this morning (they were both just stood in the road having a chat by the looks of things). They were just there after a blind corner, wasn't going to swerve as i'm not stupid!

    RIP ducks.

    Congrats on passing your IAM though :)
     
  6. PeterNem

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    Isn't hitting a duck seen as quite a bad thing? Don't they have right of way or something silly as they have a "right" to move between waterways over land.
     
  7. bramski

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    Congrats on passing your IAM. You should have pointed over to the shocked woman upon driving away and said "You aint seen nuffin, roight!" :)
     
  8. iCraig

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    The cat will probably be fine. If it was injured badly it wouldn't of been able to get away so quickly.
     
  9. paradigm

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    No idea, sounds like a retarded thing to give an animal though, right of way, I mean WTF?

    Like I said, I wasn't going to swerve on an "S" bend (I had no idea if something was coming), and I wasn't going to lock up for a duck (my car would have quite easily outbraked the car behind me, but I doubt i'd have stopped before the ducks).
     
  10. Phantom

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    no but you'll usually see a warning red triangle sign with the sillouette of the animal which may be in the area at the very most. its up to the driver to be considerate to the animal and slow down or avoid if they can do so safely.
     
  11. paradigm

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    None of those around where it happened. No lakes/ponds either, which is odd.
     
  12. Dup

    Capodecina

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    My dog was hit by a car that was doing 60 on a corner. Didn't see it as it was dark but he walked away. We'd only had him a week!

    We went straight under it we think but it made a vicous thump. Don't worry about it. Cats are tough, no matter how domestic they seem.

    Congrats on passing the test :)
     
  13. Stonedofmoo

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    Oh well, one cat down another billion to go :p
     
  14. Adam_151

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    they re-spawn eight times you know... :p :D
     
  15. JRS

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    Charming.
     
  16. Stonedofmoo

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    haha yup. I hate cats ;)
     
  17. Kingy

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    I thought you were only supposed to stop for dogs? :confused:
     
  18. Phantom

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    yup, legally you have to stop for a dog and do somethign about it - i.e. inform police, rspca. I'd avoid contacting the owners directly as they may open a can of whoop ass on you even though it was accidental :o
     
  19. Kingy

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    I was under the impression that you could fail if you did an emergency stop for a cat? Do IAM have different rules, or have I just got it wrong?
     
  20. saitrix

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    Well i knew 100% i didnt have any cars infront or behind me so why not do an emergency stop? I did not get reprimanded at all for it.

    That only matter if you cause an accident or nearly cause one i suppose.