I hope this is a piss take

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Richard Bates, Jul 19, 2003.

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  1. Emailed to me by a colleague at work. I hope it is a wind up.

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    Protection From "The Dirty Dozen" - Flash! You're Out!

    FLASHGUARD FROM FLUX WILL KEEP YOU MOBILE

    Disqualification. It doesn't bear thinking about. But as cameras become computerised convictions are
    rising, even amongst otherwise careful drivers who can be caught by a momentary lapse, or
    intimidated to speed by a tailgater. If you've already picked up a few points for, say, parking in
    the wrong place, then that first speeding offence could see them pushed past the 'dirty dozen',
    bringing a fine and, worse, a ban. One flash and you're out.

    Now Adrian Flux Insurance has developed 'Flashguard', a scheme to subsidise the extra travel costs
    that come in the wake of a speeding conviction. It is designed to keep drivers mobile and protect
    their work and family lives.

    "Disqualification can ruin the lives of otherwise careful drivers in a flash, and that's who we've
    developed Flashguard for," explains Gerry Bucke of Flux. "It covers the cost of alternative
    transport, such as taxis and trains, for all the policyholder's needs, from the school run to
    driving to work to making service calls."

    In order to qualify for the scheme drivers must have no more than six points current or pending and
    they must not have been disqualified for any offence during the previous 12 months. Naturally drink
    and drugs-related convictions are not covered, nor are those directly associated with dangerous or
    reckless driving convictions.

    "Flashguard does not condone stupidity or dangerous driving," says Gerry Bucke. "But we can all make
    mistakes. This policy means that careful drivers who are convicted of speeding can carry on with
    their lives, albeit more slowly!"

    The policy pays up to £6,000 for alternative transport costs and the premium costs just
    £50 per year.
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    Love and hugs from Rich x

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    replace the obvious bit with "richard"
     
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  2. Nc

    Nc Guest

    "Richard Bates" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Emailed to me by a colleague at work. I hope it is a wind up.

    I have seen such insurance offered elsewhere; try searching for "Assured Mobility". Some policies
    are for reasonable purposes (eg. license removed on medical grounds, unable to drive following
    injury), others more questionable (eg. license removed following conviction for motoring offences).

    No idea if Flux offer this insurance (they are a motor insurance broker who offer insurance to
    unusual vehicle owners; kits, modified, classics, etc).

    NC

    > ***
    > Protection From "The Dirty Dozen" - Flash! You're Out!

    [ snip]

    > Now Adrian Flux Insurance has developed 'Flashguard', a scheme to subsidise the extra travel costs
    > that come in the wake of a speeding conviction. It is designed to keep drivers mobile and protect
    > their work and family lives.

    [snip]
     
  3. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "Richard Bates" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > to speed by a tailgater. If you've already picked up a few points for, say, parking in the
    > wrong place,

    Wot? I didn't think parking offences resulted in points -- unless its on the fast lane of the M25
    when there is not a traffic jam (so not an onerous restriction), a policeman's head or Her Majesty's
    favourite corgi.

    More Complete Bollox
     
  4. John'S Cat

    John'S Cat Guest

    On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 09:55:58 +0100, "NC" <[email protected]> wrote:

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    >"Richard Bates" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]...
    >> Emailed to me by a colleague at work. I hope it is a wind up.
    >
    >
    >I have seen such insurance offered elsewhere; try searching for "Assured Mobility". Some policies
    >are for reasonable purposes (eg. license removed on medical grounds, unable to drive following
    >injury), others more questionable (eg. license removed following conviction for motoring offences).
    >
    >No idea if Flux offer this insurance (they are a motor insurance broker who offer insurance to
    >unusual vehicle owners; kits, modified, classics, etc).
    >

    It's a risk to many, if not most drivers. They are offering a way to manage that risk.

    It is not illegal.
     
  5. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    in article [email protected], NC at [email protected] wrote on
    19/7/2003 9:55 am:

    >> 'Flashguard', a scheme to subsidise the extra travel costs that come in the wake of a speeding
    >> conviction. It is designed to keep drivers mobile and protect their work and family lives.

    In a way that obeying the law clearly can't...

    I'm not sure whether I have a problem with this or not: clearly as the points mount up the premiums
    will rise, to the extent that if Captain Clueless is absolutely determined to break the law, the
    premiums could be almost as expensive as paying the taxi fares themselves.

    Guy
     
  6. Will Plummer

    Will Plummer Guest

    "John's Cat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 09:55:58 +0100, "NC" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Richard Bates" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]...
    > >> Emailed to me by a colleague at work. I hope it is a wind up.
    > >
    > >
    > >I have seen such insurance offered elsewhere; try searching for "Assured Mobility". Some policies
    > >are for reasonable purposes (eg. license
    removed
    > >on medical grounds, unable to drive following injury), others more questionable (eg. license
    > >removed following conviction for motoring offences).
    > >
    > >No idea if Flux offer this insurance (they are a motor insurance broker
    who
    > >offer insurance to unusual vehicle owners; kits, modified, classics,
    etc).
    > >
    >
    > It's a risk to many, if not most drivers. They are offering a way to manage that risk.
    >
    > It is not illegal.
    >
    Nice to see that somebody whose already got six points on their licence could be considered a
    "careful driver"

    They don`t give them out for sticking to the rules, you know.

    You get them for specific offences and the learning curve must be a fairly gentle slope if you keep
    on doing them often enough to get 12 points.
     
  7. Abo

    Abo Guest

    Will Plummer raved thus:

    :: "John's Cat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    :: news:[email protected]...
    ::: On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 09:55:58 +0100, "NC" <[email protected]> wrote:
    :::
    ::::
    :::: "Richard Bates" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    :::: news:[email protected]...
    ::::: Emailed to me by a colleague at work. I hope it is a wind up.
    ::::
    ::::
    :::: I have seen such insurance offered elsewhere; try searching for "Assured Mobility". Some
    :::: policies are for reasonable purposes (eg. license removed on medical grounds, unable to drive
    :::: following injury), others more questionable (eg. license removed following conviction for
    :::: motoring offences).
    ::::
    :::: No idea if Flux offer this insurance (they are a motor insurance broker who offer insurance to
    :::: unusual vehicle owners; kits, modified, classics, etc).
    ::::
    :::
    ::: It's a risk to many, if not most drivers. They are offering a way to manage that risk.
    :::
    ::: It is not illegal.
    :::
    :: Nice to see that somebody whose already got six points on their licence could be considered a
    :: "careful driver"

    Ironically, it *is* 'Nice to see that somebody whose already got six points on their licence could
    be considered a "careful driver"'.

    Abo
     
  8. Hywel & Ros

    Hywel & Ros Guest

    > Nice to see that somebody whose already got six points on their licence could be considered a
    > "careful driver"
    >
    > They don`t give them out for sticking to the rules, you know.
    >
    > You get them for specific offences and the learning curve must be a fairly gentle slope if you
    > keep on doing them often enough to get 12 points.
    >

    For what it's worth I know a (nominally carefull) old boy who collected six points in a morning with
    some road works speed cameras. The new speed limit was 30 rather than 40 so he got one ticket going
    to the shops and another on the way back.

    Hywel
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Guest

    "Richard Bates" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Emailed to me by a colleague at work. I hope it is a wind up.
    >
    > ***
    > Protection From "The Dirty Dozen" - Flash! You're Out!
    >
    > FLASHGUARD FROM FLUX WILL KEEP YOU MOBILE
    >

    <snip>

    > Naturally drink and drugs-related convictions are not covered, nor are those directly associated
    > with dangerous or reckless driving convictions.

    <snip>

    > Love and hugs from Rich x
    >
    Yeah, they cannot be serious, man!! Fancy not included pissheads and druggies!! Dave X
     
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