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road_high 05-01-2019 21:18

RSA ad on unaccompanied L drivers
 
Anyone see the latest RSA ad? Man from north cork who’s wife and daughter died a few years ago in a horrible accident- the ad is quite pointed and sharp I think. I know his family were killed and it’s very tragic but the poor girl didn’t deliberately set out to kill them and could have happened any driver or accompanied driver. I think it’s in poor taste/tone

lbc2019 05-01-2019 21:20

Do you know the full details of the incident? AFAIK her being an unqualified inexperienced driver contributed to the incident

road_high 05-01-2019 21:30

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Originally Posted by lbc2019 (Post 109044374)
Do you know the full details of the incident? AFAIK her being an unqualified inexperienced driver contributed to the incident

Yes in so much as was in the media. An accident can happen even the most experienced of drivers, pretty hard to pin blame solely on that aspect.

lbc2019 05-01-2019 21:37

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Originally Posted by road_high (Post 109044473)
Yes in so much as was in the media. An accident can happen even the most experienced of drivers, pretty hard to pin blame solely on that aspect.

Thats the point of the investigation

Needles73 05-01-2019 21:43

I think the ad is very inappropriate. I have nothing but sympathy for this man who lost his wife and daughter.
But I also have sympathy for the unaccompanied driver who was unsupervised and made a terrible mistake. They have to live with this. That’s punishment enough without an ill thought out type of advert.

road_high 05-01-2019 21:49

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Originally Posted by lbc2019 (Post 109044544)
Thats the point of the investigation

There’s usually a lot of factors involved. That come together. Had they’re been no flood for example they wouldn’t have died as they unfortunately drowned in surface water after all the rainfall that winter

road_high 05-01-2019 21:50

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Originally Posted by Needles73 (Post 109044608)
I think the ad is very inappropriate. I have nothing but sympathy for this man who lost his wife and daughter.
But I also have sympathy for the unaccompanied driver who was unsupervised and made a terrible mistake. They have to live with this. That’s punishment enough without an ill thought out type of advert.

That’s exactly my point. I cringe when it comes on

lbc2019 05-01-2019 21:50

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Originally Posted by Needles73 (Post 109044608)
I think the ad is very inappropriate. I have nothing but sympathy for this man who lost his wife and daughter.
But I also have sympathy for the unaccompanied driver who was unsupervised and made a terrible mistake. They have to live with this. That’s punishment enough without an ill thought out type of advert.

It will teach others not to drive alone unless fully qualified

lbc2019 05-01-2019 21:51

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Originally Posted by road_high (Post 109044688)
There’s usually a lot of factors involved. That come togrtger. Had they’re been no flood for example they wouldn’t have died as they unfortunately drowned in surface water after all the rainfall that winter

So she was inexperienced and driving in a flood?

lbc2019 05-01-2019 21:52

Accidents dont just ‘happen’ I worked in Motor insurance claims - there is always an underlying cause

road_high 05-01-2019 21:53

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Originally Posted by lbc2019 (Post 109044710)
So she was inexperienced and driving in a flood?

She wasn’t driving “in a flood”. Fields and dykes beside the road were flooded

punisher5112 05-01-2019 21:58

These ads will not put people off.

Most young people hell even older don't even watch TV anymore and use many other methods.

What should be also looked at is these ditches, drains, blind bends/corners.... Etc. They should be covered or moved further from the road.

I myself was very lucky to walk away from a crash where I hit black ice and went off road directly into a tree right beside a swollen river.

The car was destroyed and I had to get out the passenger side but the river had not one barrier or any protection and a huge drop off from the road.

Stephen15 05-01-2019 22:01

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Originally Posted by lbc2019 (Post 109044374)
Do you know the full details of the incident? AFAIK her being an unqualified inexperienced driver contributed to the incident

Plenty of "learner" drivers driving unaccompanied for sometimes up to 10 years as they haven't been bothered even sitting a test. Just because someone is a learner driver doesn't necessarily mean their inexpierenced there's plenty of people on a learner permits driving longer than people on full licences.

punisher5112 05-01-2019 22:01

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Originally Posted by lbc2019 (Post 109044724)
Accidents dont just ‘happen’ I worked in Motor insurance claims - there is always an underlying cause

That's why they are called road traffic collisions.

lbc2019 05-01-2019 22:03

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Originally Posted by Stephen15 (Post 109044832)
Plenty of "learner" drivers driving unaccompanied for sometimes up to 10 years as they haven't been bothered even sitting a test. Just because someone is a learner driver doesn't necessarily mean their inexpierenced there's plenty of people on a learner permits driving longer than people on full licences.

Well they should do a test. Learner permit drivers are not allowed drive unaccompanied with good reason


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