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Old 09 February 2014, 18:10   #11
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From what I have seen on the Italian lakes nobody gives a bugger even on the hire boats
We use our PFDs and seem the odd ones out
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Old 09 February 2014, 18:50   #12
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Perhaps, but a PFD is not a legal requirement. A seatbelt is...
Yeah, shame you can regularly see people in all sorts of programs breaking UK law........
People presenting at height with no fall protection, reading enforcement paperwork and maps while driving, and these are just two examples I've seen in the last couple of weeks....
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Old 09 February 2014, 18:54   #13
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I can't believe any comments on this thread are serious!
Me either, it seems you're at it again...
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Old 10 February 2014, 05:08   #14
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I used to watch top gear many years ago, but these days I find I cant last more than about 30 seconds and switch channels, they are just too much of a bunch of tw&ts and have killed the show.
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Its only a comedy/car show, out of all the crap on tv, its a higher quality crap than all the other crap, so I'm quite enjoying the new series, that Alfa was very nice but I was well impressed with the Mclaren, electric motor technology is catching up, but battery life needs major improvement, be interesting to see how Porsche tech compares. As for JC not wearing a PFD, he wouldn't need one with all that blubber, still not a good example though.
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No pfd.

Granted not illegal and it's all our own call, usually!!

However he's on the BBC and employed, the insurance/risk assessment can't have been done properly.

most sensible people wear them on a 40mph jet ski. The odds of falling off and hitting your head or winding yourself are so high compared to nearly all other water based boating. It's just stupid.

Had he been in a boat, the odds of falling out are very remote and it's a fair shout in that weather not to wear one.

They're just stupid for stupids sake these days.
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I used to watch top gear many years ago, but these days I find I cant last more than about 30 seconds and switch channels, they are just too much of a bunch of tw&ts and have killed the show.
I think you'll find there quite popular

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I used to love Top Gear but have grown very weary of the predictable and formulaic format, which now seems to rely far too heavily on wonton destruction and slap stick to get it's kicks.
If Clarkson wants to disregard sensible (but not legally necessary!) safety issues that's largely up to him - but I do take the point that he is in the limelight and probably should be setting a good example, even though there would have been quite a support infrastructure of filming crew and other vessels in close attendance. However I'm not sure that LJ's or helmets would have helped much in an argument with that ferry's hydrofoil's!
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Old 10 February 2014, 08:45   #19
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I think you'll find there quite popular
So are McDonalds but it doesn't mean they're not sh1te
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I liked top gear when it was a programe about cars. It is now a soap type programe more based on "enterment" than information regarding cars. I like fith gear though
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