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Electric Vehicle Trip Hazards

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by tinmanofkent, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    This car is parked near where I’m working in South London. Every day they freeze to death because they have a charging lead hanging out their street level window and risk tripping up the public with their cable.

    If I ran a cable to a cement mixer in the street I promise you I would get a dozen complaints from the public. How do they get away with this? I’m tempted to have an accident... and a claim.

    On a serious note I’m note sure if the batteries are the biggest obstacle or the logistics of charging in a city.
     
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    Wing Commander Posting Addict

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    Yup, electric cars are only suitable for people who have private, off-street parking (a driveway).

    Cars being charged on the street, with cables draped all over the place is a disaster waiting to happen. :eek:
    People will trip on the cables....... and mindless, drunken hooligans will vandalise them. :rolleyes:
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I seen this the other day and was not impressed :mad:

    It is an accident waiting to happen, and although hopefully it won't be me who trips on it, I'm sure the no win no fee guys are going to make a killing on this one.
     
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    Yet having a extremely flammable liquid that is highly explosive leaking in the gutter or a less flammable liquid that is very slippery, spilt on roundabout just to catch out motorcyclist is totally acceptable!

    Bb
     
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    Jimmypie Self isolating taking it one meme at a time

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    Where there’s blame there’s a claim :D
     
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    I believe cable theft is an ongoing issue in some places these days!
     
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    Hmmm ... now where did I put my pair of insulated pliers ? :rolleyes:
     
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    Some people ffs.
    I Bet they never thought that one through when they were in the showroom being dazzled by the salesmans blinding bullshat....

    I'd rip the fecker out, or cut the cable just where it passes thru the fence. Maybe even wire the fence up. :facepalm:
     
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    What's even more surprising Nubbs is that the car owner didn't park up on the pavement :D
     
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    what if they live in a flat?
     
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    Simples ... they'd need a longer extension lead :D
     
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    i would trip over that and claim from the muppets
     
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    Maybe they would have a 'flat' battery? :shrug:
    :thumb:
     
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    Don't 'lead' them on Nubble or you might get 'charged' for being flatist in these days of snowflakes complaining about every sodding thing they can :confused:
     
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    SteveO Top Poster

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    Stand on the wire with both feet and accidently touch it with your running chainsaw, might ruin the chain though! :D
     
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    Maybe if people spent a little less time ogling their phones and a bit more time actually paying attention to what they're doing then they wouldn't trip over $h1t€ in the first place, seems the days of taking responsibility for yer own actions are long over... :rolleyes:

    Once had some daft bint merrily jogging down the "middle" of the road in front of me, earphones in and blissfully ignorant of my presence, when I finally decided I'd had enough and a passing place became available I nipped past her and "didn't she jump" she went sodding mental at me claiming that I'd nearly knocked her over and how I could have killed her blah blah blah, when she finally wound her neck in and I managed to get a word in edgewise I sought to remind her that it was in actual fact a road and that if she took her chuffin earphones out and actually paid attention to what was going on around her then she might live a little longer, needless to say she didn't like that... :facepalm:
     
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    SteveO Top Poster

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    This wasn't you was it :D

     
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    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    :laff:...

    Not quite buddy, the reason I didn't push my way past sooner was cos the bint in question actually had quite a nice R's and I was admiring the view initially, until I got bored... :D:up:
     
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    MoggyM FLM

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    Government needs to put plugs in street lights and card scanner.
     
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    I’m still not convinced about electric cars.

    they spout out ‘250 mile range!’

    hmmmm... ok... so you head off on your 200 mile journey...

    then the weather gets a bit crappy... so you put the wipers and headlights on...

    and the heaters to stay warm and demist the windows...

    then you get stuck in slow, crawling motorway traffic for an hour...with heaters etc on full belt...

    just how far into your ‘250 mile’ range will you actually get before your batteries get critically low???
     

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