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10 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

I genuinely don't think he should get done.

Then you have s problem with reality and the law

but  don’t let that worry you eh ?

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I don’t think I’m being ‘fucking’ stupid” at all.

As John says any civil action and the bus company will be liable but criminally I can think of anything to stick on the driver. He’s not dangerous driving ordriving without due care, he hasn’t failed to set the handbrake he’s just accidentally disabled the safety system with catastrophic consequences. 

I doubt there will be any pound of flesh carved here.

again I use the caveat that law has changed somewhat since I was about.

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8 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

Mistakes happen. Especially when part automated systems are involved

You leave your vehicle and it is still your responsibility 

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Chutney, you are being very stupid and very naive

you should give it up now 

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I’m not sure drivers totally to blame either if he did engage a electronic handbrake,you would expect most  systems like that to lock on if there was disruption to power not release? I’m think air brakes do if pressure is lost?

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15 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

You leave your vehicle and it is still your responsibility 

If the op is correct and the handbrake hasn't been set then the only offence is failing to set your handbrake. There's no offence of dangerous driving or due care etc as the driver wasn't driving the bus at the time. 

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14 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Chutney, you are being very stupid and very naive

you should give it up now 

Oh the irony.

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3 minutes ago, thommo2010 said:

If the op is correct and the handbrake hasn't been set then the only offence is failing to set your handbrake. There's no offence of dangerous driving or due care etc as the driver wasn't driving the bus at the time. 

Bollocks

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Ooh I thought of one. Leaving the engine running when you alight from the vehicle (if he did that is).

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2 minutes ago, Chutney said:

Oh the irony.

You were the copper not me so you should know better

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12 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Bollocks

No not bollocks truth. What offences do you think have been committed if the op is correct?

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7 hours ago, thommo2010 said:

No not bollocks truth. What offences do you think have been committed if the op is correct?

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This is the Isle of Man remember.

There was a bus or a coach hit some scaffolding on Victoria Road. The wing mirror broke off and smashed through a house window.

The driver just carried on. Apparently the police caught up with the coach driver, who said he hadn't noticed. Result - no charge.

Tip - if you are involved in a hit and run tell the boys in blue that you didn't notice.

 

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