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Old 02 August 2005, 07:25   #1
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RIB Crash - Skipper gets 4 months

The article is not clear about what law this guy broke, however the courts obviously saw him as skipper totally responsible for his passengers and the damage the crash did to them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/4736363.stm
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Old 02 August 2005, 16:10   #2
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another simular inccident , last cowes week , man crashes in to buoy on way back from cowes fireworks ,he has just been sentenced to prison
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Old 03 August 2005, 02:26   #3
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another simular inccident , last cowes week , man crashes in to buoy on way back from cowes fireworks ,he has just been sentenced to prison
It's the same person!
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Old 03 August 2005, 06:38   #4
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i wasnt sure , if it was or not , sorry
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There's no logic to the laws in this country:- any Tom Dick or Harry can buy a boat and tear arse on the water as much as he likes but if he hits a buoy he gets 4 months jail. Yet To take a car on the roads (legally) you have to have a licence, MOT, Road Tax, Insurance you can drive into a tree and nothing happens maybe lose your no claims discount you could even do it several times over the alcohol limit and still get away without jail, Maybe if you killed somebody as well as being drunk you may get 4 months jail
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There's no logic to the laws in this country:- any Tom Dick or Harry can buy a boat and tear arse on the water as much as he likes but if he hits a buoy he gets 4 months jail. Yet To take a car on the roads (legally) you have to have a licence, MOT, Road Tax, Insurance you can drive into a tree and nothing happens maybe lose your no claims discount you could even do it several times over the alcohol limit and still get away without jail, Maybe if you killed somebody as well as being drunk you may get 4 months jail
I suspect if you drove into a tree at 35mph in the dark with no lights and injured several people you'd also end up in jail...

I guess the best lesson here is "Don't be a dickhead and use some common sense when you're out."
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I suspect if you drove into a tree at 35mph in the dark with no lights and injured several people you'd also end up in jail...
I don't know about the UK, but if happened in Canada you can be sure that he would have been thrown in jail, whether he was drunk or sober. No doubt some liberal types (who detest the concept of individual responsibility), would scream that it is the fault of the road system administration for not installing a light on every tree trunk.


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I guess the best lesson here is "Don't be a dickhead and use some common sense when you're out."
Exactly. This incident was discussed here a month or two ago shortly after it happened. It is very fortune that no one was killed. If he had been, he would have been an instant Darwin Award hall of famer.

Here is the link to an earlier thread about this incident:

Rib crash driver prosecuted
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I seem to remember being condemmned for making comments on this subject last time.........
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I seem to remember being condemmned for making comments on this subject last time.........
It' s what RIBNET's for isn't it being condemned
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Running into a buoy at night, things spring to mind like, but not limited to

1) Passage plan, e.g to miss such things and checking where you are
2) Safe speed
3) If you are not sure then stop and find out where you are


a bit of basic care, at 30 knots in the dark is quite fast and needs skill, well i think it does anyway
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