Drivers criticised as more rain threatens homes

Bournemouth Echo: Flooding in Corfe Castle Flooding in Corfe Castle

FLOOD water and heavy rain are set to cause more disruption across Dorset and the New Forest with warnings of further downpours until Christmas Eve.

And fire chiefs have criticised motorists for ignoring flood water warnings on the roads and driving into trouble.

An amber weather warning was issued by the Met Office for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with potential for up to 70mm of rain to fall before Christmas.

Among the problem areas on Saturday afternoon was a stretch of Salisbury Road at Burton, Christchurch, from Burton Hall Place to Preston Lane.

The road was closed due to volume of water. A number of properties are threatened and the fire service is on the scene.

Parish Council chairman, Judy Jamieson who has been out offering practical support, said: "It's a bit of a nightmare. We are doing our best to stop homes being flooded out."

The Environment Agency has also issued flood warnings for a number of places.

Farms at Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth, Barrack Road and Willow Way in Christchurch have all been issued with warnings.

Bickerley, Ringwood and the B3347 from Christchurch to Sopley Road are also in danger of flooding.

Tributaries between Wimborne and Christchurch may also flood this weekend. 

Mill Street in Corfe Mullen has also flooded, but it is currently thought that no homes are affected.

Motorists aren't the only ones affected though - due to flooding between Sway and Hinton Admiral, trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.

This morning, there was a large quantity of standing water on many locals roads with warnings from all the emergency services for drivers to take care.

The Environment Agency reminded motorists that just two feet of water can float a car.

Fire crews rescued three drivers from their vehicles in Lyndhurst Road in Christchurch. They used an inflateable boat.

Three hours later crews returned to rescue a stranded taxi driver. Another motorist was stuck for around five hours.

A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said several incidents had occurred on the roads after drivers ignored closure signs and drove straight into the water.

"Motorists need to remember these closures are in place for their own safety," said the spokesman.

Station manager at Christchurch, Nick Rickett, said fire crews were out on unlit roads checking ditches to ensure that no drivers had fallen in after abandoning their cars.

The service said it was "extemely busy" on Saturday mornning and reissued its warning not to drive into standing water and to obey all road closed signs.

Darron Burness, the AA’s head of special operations said: “Unfortunately, some drivers will be asking Santa for a new car after driving down flooded roads.

“It’s just not worth the risk, so stay out of flood water, as it can hide all manner of hazards and you seriously risk wrecking your engine or worse.”

This morning there was flooding on the roads around Corfe Castle and an imminent flooding forecast on the rivers Frome, Char and Wey. The worst area for standing water on the roads is reported to be the Purbeck.

Fund-raising 'Santa Special' steam trains are still running through the Isle of Purbeck today, despite flooding blocking the main A351 Wareham to Swanage road at Corfe Castle. The road was reopened just after 10am.

Special early morning trains were laid on to transport Swanage Railway 'Santa Special' volunteers and staff from the Norden Park & Ride car park – off the main A351 road from Wareham and just north of Corfe Castle – to their places of duty at Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross and Swanage stations.

At 8.44am, Swanage Railway volunteers reported the main A351 road at Corfe Castle was flooded and impassable between the B3351 Studland road railway viaduct and the centre of village by the old mill.

Currently there are delays of about 30 minutes on trains between Southampton and Bournemouth because of flooding at Sway.

Water on the roads around Winkton, Burton and Sopley was described as severe.

FRIDAY

Transport was brought to a halt on Friday with trains unable to operate due to floodwater on the tracks with roads across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch also impassable.

Fire fighters rescued a number of people from their vehicles throughout the day as well as sandbagging flooded homes in Bockhampton, near Christchurch and moving people’s valuables to upper levels of their properties.

The Lymington River at Brockenhurst burst its banks during the morning with water levels reported to have risen to three feet and parts of the village completely submerged.

Read our live coverage of the floods

In Poole, Blandford Road in Hamworthy was closed with firefighters sent to clear the water. Wessex Water had been digging up the road to replace a collapsed sewer.

Jason Muller, director of Lush at Stepnell Reach, just off Blandford Road, said: “We’ve sandbagged the unit but it’s lapping around the building.

“I’ve had to send 50 of the staff to our other site at Nuffield. It’s the busiest time of year so isn’t great timing.”

Hamworthy resident Paul Ticehurst said: “This is bound to have an effect on the road works. It’s already been going on for nine weeks so any delays are going to really frustrate people.”

County councillor for Upton, Fred Drane, added: “There was about two foot of water still there at lunchtime.

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“This is unacceptable. This work should have been completed by now. There was just nowhere for the water to run to other than along the road.

“Most drivers were still turning around, but a few were taking their chances and driving through.

“Wessex Water should have tankers up there to take the water away as Dorset County Council does if there is a massive flood.”

A spokesperson for Wessex Water said: “Unfortunately while the ground is heavily saturated the road is unable to be reinstated.”

Engineers are expected to re-open the road at 1pm today, on schedule.

The road to Lytchett from the Bakers Arms roundabout in Poole was also flooded along with the A341 at Queen Anne Drive in Merley and Burley Road at Winkton, Christchurch.

Flash floods were reported around Canford Arena and Canford Magna with three vehicles stuck in flood water at Holt Road, Three Legged Cross, Canford Arena, and Magna Road.

Traffic was also at a standstill on the Dorset Way during morning rush hour while Matchams Lane in Christchurch was closed during the morning.

Drivers were warned to take care on the A35 due to surface water near the Cat and Fiddle pub at Hinton near Christchurch.

Parts of the New Forest were also badly hit with Hampshire Fire and Rescue activating their emergency control centre to co-ordinate assistance.

Eastfield Lane and Woodford Close in Ringwood were badly flooded with a father and daughter rescued from their Porsche by a PCSO after it became submerged in a ford near Sway.

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11:10am Fri 21 Dec 12

stalisman says...

After sitting through adverts you can readily see on TV you are presented with videos that wouldn't have taxed the talents of a brain dead lemming.
After sitting through adverts you can readily see on TV you are presented with videos that wouldn't have taxed the talents of a brain dead lemming. stalisman
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11:43am Fri 21 Dec 12

Humf says...

Always a surpise when winter shows up. It's getting awfully regular, perhaps it's an annual thing ?
Always a surpise when winter shows up. It's getting awfully regular, perhaps it's an annual thing ? Humf
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11:51am Fri 21 Dec 12

Lord Spring says...

Still waiting for the end of the world.

Please mention it in the travel news when it happens.
Still waiting for the end of the world. Please mention it in the travel news when it happens. Lord Spring
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12:00pm Fri 21 Dec 12

pauls55 says...

Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche? pauls55
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12:14pm Fri 21 Dec 12

outlawselfinterest says...

Not just a Porsche! It baffles me why the Fire Brigade and Police have to turn out to deal with morons who drive through ANY ford now. They should be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention!

Even those who drive fast through water - look at the picture of the Land Rover in your second picture - will soak anyone nearby. Is it really so much fun?

Go the long way round if you really must travel. But if it's only inconvenient, stay at home or at the office and be patient.

The emergency services have better things to do with their time.
Not just a Porsche! It baffles me why the Fire Brigade and Police have to turn out to deal with morons who drive through ANY ford now. They should be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention! Even those who drive fast through water - look at the picture of the Land Rover in your second picture - will soak anyone nearby. Is it really so much fun? Go the long way round if you really must travel. But if it's only inconvenient, stay at home or at the office and be patient. The emergency services have better things to do with their time. outlawselfinterest
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4:35pm Fri 21 Dec 12

oneshortleg says...

It is hardly suprising while this area floods much is down to poor maintenance of drains, rivers, and outlet pipes, all this is plain to see, when the flood waters recede. Unfortunately in an age of cuts the save money now and nor thinking of the "what if" has caused unnecessary flooding.
It is hardly suprising while this area floods much is down to poor maintenance of drains, rivers, and outlet pipes, all this is plain to see, when the flood waters recede. Unfortunately in an age of cuts the save money now and nor thinking of the "what if" has caused unnecessary flooding. oneshortleg
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8:50pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Hobad1 says...

pauls55 wrote:
Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.
[quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?[/p][/quote]Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up. Hobad1
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8:32am Sat 22 Dec 12

Adrian XX says...

I think the people whose cars got stuck are just lazy. They should have just got into the water themselves and pushed their own cars out.

And being able to swim should be a condition of having a driving license.
I think the people whose cars got stuck are just lazy. They should have just got into the water themselves and pushed their own cars out. And being able to swim should be a condition of having a driving license. Adrian XX
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8:44am Sat 22 Dec 12

BIGTONE says...

The water companies and shareholders only want your money.
They won't spend any.
The agenda at shareholder meetings............
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Let the insurance companies sort out the aftermath.We are not interested.
The water companies and shareholders only want your money. They won't spend any. The agenda at shareholder meetings............ . Let the insurance companies sort out the aftermath.We are not interested. BIGTONE
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8:54am Sat 22 Dec 12

NortyNick says...

The funny thing is the picture with the submerged porsche isn't a ford at all but railway bridge that floods at the slightest rainfall as anyone that uses that road can tell you? There's usually road closed signs up when it rains but you see people drive around them and still try to drive through and you usually see water logged cars parked by the road side where they've been dragged out? Some people never learn!!!!
The funny thing is the picture with the submerged porsche isn't a ford at all but railway bridge that floods at the slightest rainfall as anyone that uses that road can tell you? There's usually road closed signs up when it rains but you see people drive around them and still try to drive through and you usually see water logged cars parked by the road side where they've been dragged out? Some people never learn!!!! NortyNick
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8:59am Sat 22 Dec 12

spooki says...

I watched with joy as we saw a street sweeping van scoot around! Finally, I thought, we'll get rid of the mounds of old leaves in the kerbs blocking up the drains!!!!! But, alas, the sweepy thing was just moving the leaves along the kerb and leaving a trail of 'yuck' in the road and on the edge of the pavement. Another job well done!
I watched with joy as we saw a street sweeping van scoot around! Finally, I thought, we'll get rid of the mounds of old leaves in the kerbs blocking up the drains!!!!! But, alas, the sweepy thing was just moving the leaves along the kerb and leaving a trail of 'yuck' in the road and on the edge of the pavement. Another job well done! spooki
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10:10am Sat 22 Dec 12

rayc says...

It can have serious consequences. Dorset Police Inspector Ian Tomer was killed in 2004 when his patrol car turned over on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas in West Dorset after hitting standing water.
It turned out that the drainage system hadn't been cleaned out. His widow was awared £225,000 in agreed damages for his death..
It can have serious consequences. Dorset Police Inspector Ian Tomer was killed in 2004 when his patrol car turned over on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas in West Dorset after hitting standing water. It turned out that the drainage system hadn't been cleaned out. His widow was awared £225,000 in agreed damages for his death.. rayc
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10:13am Sat 22 Dec 12

devilstail says...

Perhaps these people should have their driving licences revoked, for showing a lack of common sense.
It is one thing to drive a 4x4 through a slightly flooded road. There are 4x4 enthusiasts out there who have their vehicles waterproofed and adapted for deep water wading and trained but a Porsche or any other type of normal car is ridiculous.
I can understand if there was a sudden surge of water but this is not the first time this year we have had flooding and the emergency services have issued warnings.
It is typical of the I'm more important attitude of some drivers who blot our roads everyday. There is no journey that can justify the idiocy, if it is an emergency call 999 and they will send something appropriate, otherwise find an alternative route or make other arrangements.
Perhaps these people should have their driving licences revoked, for showing a lack of common sense. It is one thing to drive a 4x4 through a slightly flooded road. There are 4x4 enthusiasts out there who have their vehicles waterproofed and adapted for deep water wading and trained but a Porsche or any other type of normal car is ridiculous. I can understand if there was a sudden surge of water but this is not the first time this year we have had flooding and the emergency services have issued warnings. It is typical of the I'm more important attitude of some drivers who blot our roads everyday. There is no journey that can justify the idiocy, if it is an emergency call 999 and they will send something appropriate, otherwise find an alternative route or make other arrangements. devilstail
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10:13am Sat 22 Dec 12

Buddles says...

oneshortleg wrote:
It is hardly suprising while this area floods much is down to poor maintenance of drains, rivers, and outlet pipes, all this is plain to see, when the flood waters recede. Unfortunately in an age of cuts the save money now and nor thinking of the "what if" has caused unnecessary flooding.
A massive +100 to that.

As I understand various drains etc. are the responsibility of either Council, local water company or in some cases, land owners in regards to ditches.
There was a big flood near my mum's house once and she phoned the Council and they said, 'Have a look on the drain cover, it sometimes says the Council name on it or a water company'. My mum said, 'OK, I'll just don snorkel, mask and a waterproof torch and have a look!'. lol!
[quote][p][bold]oneshortleg[/bold] wrote: It is hardly suprising while this area floods much is down to poor maintenance of drains, rivers, and outlet pipes, all this is plain to see, when the flood waters recede. Unfortunately in an age of cuts the save money now and nor thinking of the "what if" has caused unnecessary flooding.[/p][/quote]A massive +100 to that. As I understand various drains etc. are the responsibility of either Council, local water company or in some cases, land owners in regards to ditches. There was a big flood near my mum's house once and she phoned the Council and they said, 'Have a look on the drain cover, it sometimes says the Council name on it or a water company'. My mum said, 'OK, I'll just don snorkel, mask and a waterproof torch and have a look!'. lol! Buddles
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10:26am Sat 22 Dec 12

Turtlebay says...

Flood signs are often ignored b/c the authorities forget to remove them after the danger is past.

Case in point was yesterday afternoon between Bashley caravan Park and Bashley roundabout. Two big Road Closed signs up outside the caravan park but the road was open the other way!
Flood signs are often ignored b/c the authorities forget to remove them after the danger is past. Case in point was yesterday afternoon between Bashley caravan Park and Bashley roundabout. Two big Road Closed signs up outside the caravan park but the road was open the other way! Turtlebay
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10:30am Sat 22 Dec 12

Turtlebay says...

Similarly, there are Ice warning signs along the road between Stoney Cross and Emery Down. These are permanent signs that are left up even in the middle of the summer and are cemented into the ground!
Similarly, there are Ice warning signs along the road between Stoney Cross and Emery Down. These are permanent signs that are left up even in the middle of the summer and are cemented into the ground! Turtlebay
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10:38am Sat 22 Dec 12

The Renegade Master says...

I'm currently building an ark.
I'm currently building an ark. The Renegade Master
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10:38am Sat 22 Dec 12

mikeymagic2 says...

Hobad1 wrote:
pauls55 wrote:
Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.
Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?[/p][/quote]Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.[/p][/quote]Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW. mikeymagic2
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11:11am Sat 22 Dec 12

Arthur Maureen says...

Hobad 1 drives a bedford rascal far too fast, fact.
Hobad 1 drives a bedford rascal far too fast, fact. Arthur Maureen
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11:20am Sat 22 Dec 12

EGHH says...

Its just as bad in Somerset and around the Bristol area, in fact its worse!.
Its just as bad in Somerset and around the Bristol area, in fact its worse!. EGHH
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11:27am Sat 22 Dec 12

Lord Spring says...

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I have only ever seen one driver who could handle rain Michael Schumacher in Spain 1996 and it was not on the plains
. I have only ever seen one driver who could handle rain Michael Schumacher in Spain 1996 and it was not on the plains Lord Spring
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11:49am Sat 22 Dec 12

Telscombe Cliffy says...

The Renegade Master wrote:
I'm currently building an ark.
I've got an ark welder you can borrow.
[quote][p][bold]The Renegade Master[/bold] wrote: I'm currently building an ark.[/p][/quote]I've got an ark welder you can borrow. Telscombe Cliffy
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12:41pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Justin666 says...

I own a sports car (British) having carefully avoided buying either Porche or BMW. This was not a difficult decision knowing the type of owner of these marques and particularly their road behaviour. I certainly did not wish to be placed in the Porche / BMW category of general road thuggery. One thing I am certain about is that I am not risking my car anywhere around flooded areas.
I would suggest if anybody wishes to demontrate their cars' waterproofing capacities they drive into the sea and not bother the rescue services. This might clear the roads a little.
I own a sports car (British) having carefully avoided buying either Porche or BMW. This was not a difficult decision knowing the type of owner of these marques and particularly their road behaviour. I certainly did not wish to be placed in the Porche / BMW category of general road thuggery. One thing I am certain about is that I am not risking my car anywhere around flooded areas. I would suggest if anybody wishes to demontrate their cars' waterproofing capacities they drive into the sea and not bother the rescue services. This might clear the roads a little. Justin666
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1:17pm Sat 22 Dec 12

nosuchluck54 says...

rayc wrote:
It can have serious consequences. Dorset Police Inspector Ian Tomer was killed in 2004 when his patrol car turned over on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas in West Dorset after hitting standing water.
It turned out that the drainage system hadn't been cleaned out. His widow was awared £225,000 in agreed damages for his death..
Just out of personal interest as you seem to know a lot of details about Ians death apart from the spelling of his surname would you be a relation by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: It can have serious consequences. Dorset Police Inspector Ian Tomer was killed in 2004 when his patrol car turned over on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas in West Dorset after hitting standing water. It turned out that the drainage system hadn't been cleaned out. His widow was awared £225,000 in agreed damages for his death..[/p][/quote]Just out of personal interest as you seem to know a lot of details about Ians death apart from the spelling of his surname would you be a relation by any chance? nosuchluck54
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3:00pm Sat 22 Dec 12

lindiann says...

It might help drivers if flood signs were taken down when the floods were over they get left for months so the drivers tend to ignore them
It might help drivers if flood signs were taken down when the floods were over they get left for months so the drivers tend to ignore them lindiann
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3:36pm Sat 22 Dec 12

The Renegade Master says...

How lame is that video footage in the first clip? Come on Bournemouth Echo you can do better than just sending a junior with a camcorder down the road to Bournemouth Gardens! At least your colleagues in Southampton got out and about to record their footage!
How lame is that video footage in the first clip? Come on Bournemouth Echo you can do better than just sending a junior with a camcorder down the road to Bournemouth Gardens! At least your colleagues in Southampton got out and about to record their footage! The Renegade Master
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5:22pm Sat 22 Dec 12

The Liberal says...

outlawselfinterest wrote:
Not just a Porsche! It baffles me why the Fire Brigade and Police have to turn out to deal with morons who drive through ANY ford now. They should be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention!

Even those who drive fast through water - look at the picture of the Land Rover in your second picture - will soak anyone nearby. Is it really so much fun?

Go the long way round if you really must travel. But if it's only inconvenient, stay at home or at the office and be patient.

The emergency services have better things to do with their time.
Totally agree. If people ignore the warning signs and end up needing to be rescued, they should at least be charged the cost of the rescue operation.
[quote][p][bold]outlawselfinterest[/bold] wrote: Not just a Porsche! It baffles me why the Fire Brigade and Police have to turn out to deal with morons who drive through ANY ford now. They should be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention! Even those who drive fast through water - look at the picture of the Land Rover in your second picture - will soak anyone nearby. Is it really so much fun? Go the long way round if you really must travel. But if it's only inconvenient, stay at home or at the office and be patient. The emergency services have better things to do with their time.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. If people ignore the warning signs and end up needing to be rescued, they should at least be charged the cost of the rescue operation. The Liberal
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6:22pm Sat 22 Dec 12

rayc says...

nosuchluck54 wrote:
rayc wrote:
It can have serious consequences. Dorset Police Inspector Ian Tomer was killed in 2004 when his patrol car turned over on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas in West Dorset after hitting standing water.
It turned out that the drainage system hadn't been cleaned out. His widow was awared £225,000 in agreed damages for his death..
Just out of personal interest as you seem to know a lot of details about Ians death apart from the spelling of his surname would you be a relation by any chance?
Very sorry for spelling the surname incorrectly. Everything I posted is freely available on the internet just google 'Inspector Ian Toomer Dorset Police'
[quote][p][bold]nosuchluck54[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: It can have serious consequences. Dorset Police Inspector Ian Tomer was killed in 2004 when his patrol car turned over on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas in West Dorset after hitting standing water. It turned out that the drainage system hadn't been cleaned out. His widow was awared £225,000 in agreed damages for his death..[/p][/quote]Just out of personal interest as you seem to know a lot of details about Ians death apart from the spelling of his surname would you be a relation by any chance?[/p][/quote]Very sorry for spelling the surname incorrectly. Everything I posted is freely available on the internet just google 'Inspector Ian Toomer Dorset Police' rayc
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7:02pm Sat 22 Dec 12

scrumpyjack says...

mikeymagic2 wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
pauls55 wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.
Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.
I thought the same.
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?[/p][/quote]Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.[/p][/quote]Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.[/p][/quote]I thought the same. scrumpyjack
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10:37pm Sat 22 Dec 12

ragj195 says...

Hobad1 wrote:
pauls55 wrote:
Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.
Please enlighten us. Is it just Porsche and BMW drivers that you like to physically highlight the errors of their ways forcing them to "hide behind their central locking and electric windows" or do the rest of us have to put up with you also? Next time your pride takes a dent take a deep breath and grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?[/p][/quote]Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.[/p][/quote]Please enlighten us. Is it just Porsche and BMW drivers that you like to physically highlight the errors of their ways forcing them to "hide behind their central locking and electric windows" or do the rest of us have to put up with you also? Next time your pride takes a dent take a deep breath and grow up. ragj195
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9:03am Sun 23 Dec 12

News reader says...

Whilst I completely agree that people taking a chance to go through floodwater are irresponsible, sometimes there is no choice.

I have horses and other livestock which I have to attend to each day, twice a day. I do have a 4x4 which I use and have had to drive through the floods, which out in the sticks are worse than in the towns themselves.

I also have a small car a KA, which I use as the Land Rover is very inefficient for fuel. Would I try and go through floodwater in this? A definite no!

With the responsibility for animals, you do have to either drive or walk through the floodwater. Not pleasant but essential.
Whilst I completely agree that people taking a chance to go through floodwater are irresponsible, sometimes there is no choice. I have horses and other livestock which I have to attend to each day, twice a day. I do have a 4x4 which I use and have had to drive through the floods, which out in the sticks are worse than in the towns themselves. I also have a small car a KA, which I use as the Land Rover is very inefficient for fuel. Would I try and go through floodwater in this? A definite no! With the responsibility for animals, you do have to either drive or walk through the floodwater. Not pleasant but essential. News reader
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10:58am Sun 23 Dec 12

Jimbo089 says...

How could the driver ignore the road closures? However the insurance company will not pay for the stupid and impatient actions.
How could the driver ignore the road closures? However the insurance company will not pay for the stupid and impatient actions. Jimbo089
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5:03pm Sun 23 Dec 12

portia6 says...

mikeymagic2 wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
pauls55 wrote:
Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.
Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.
Porsche or a mini, don't have either
so will just get my canoe out!
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?[/p][/quote]Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.[/p][/quote]Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.[/p][/quote]Porsche or a mini, don't have either so will just get my canoe out! portia6
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5:07pm Sun 23 Dec 12

portia6 says...

mikeymagic2 wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
pauls55 wrote:
Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.
Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.
Don't have a Porsche so will get out
the yacht instead and sail away!
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?[/p][/quote]Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.[/p][/quote]Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.[/p][/quote]Don't have a Porsche so will get out the yacht instead and sail away! portia6
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8:33pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

I think driving through puddles is great fun - I love it.
I think driving through puddles is great fun - I love it. Letcommonsenseprevail
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12:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12

skydriver says...

The prat in the above article should be prosecuted for inconsiderate driving and 6 point on licence, there are the daft people who drive and he is one.
The prat in the above article should be prosecuted for inconsiderate driving and 6 point on licence, there are the daft people who drive and he is one. skydriver
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12:16pm Mon 24 Dec 12

skydriver says...

The Porsche owner may be able to afford it, sadly unable to afford to educate his brain before driving into a lake. The word that comes to mind is idiot.
The Porsche owner may be able to afford it, sadly unable to afford to educate his brain before driving into a lake. The word that comes to mind is idiot. skydriver
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2:18pm Mon 24 Dec 12

jeebuscripes says...

Hobad1 wrote:
pauls55 wrote:
Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.
The offensive homophobic comments in your post undermine anything you might say.

Add that to your apparent tales of physical aggression.

Asking people to man up too. Definite homo-erotic behaviour going on in your vehicle.
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?[/p][/quote]Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.[/p][/quote]The offensive homophobic comments in your post undermine anything you might say. Add that to your apparent tales of physical aggression. Asking people to man up too. Definite homo-erotic behaviour going on in your vehicle. jeebuscripes
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11:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12

ragj195 says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
Hobad 1 drives a bedford rascal far too fast, fact.
Ahh that explains it. Only a real man would drive a Bedford Rascal, unlike those BMW/Porsche driving "poofs".
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: Hobad 1 drives a bedford rascal far too fast, fact.[/p][/quote]Ahh that explains it. Only a real man would drive a Bedford Rascal, unlike those BMW/Porsche driving "poofs". ragj195
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9:09pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Hobad1 says...

ragj195 wrote:
Arthur Maureen wrote:
Hobad 1 drives a bedford rascal far too fast, fact.
Ahh that explains it. Only a real man would drive a Bedford Rascal, unlike those BMW/Porsche driving "poofs".
**** right i drive a bedford...and proud of it too. Real man's car. Unlike those poofs that drive porsches or bmws.
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: Hobad 1 drives a bedford rascal far too fast, fact.[/p][/quote]Ahh that explains it. Only a real man would drive a Bedford Rascal, unlike those BMW/Porsche driving "poofs".[/p][/quote]**** right i drive a bedford...and proud of it too. Real man's car. Unlike those poofs that drive porsches or bmws. Hobad1
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9:17pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Hobad1 says...

mikeymagic2 wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
pauls55 wrote:
Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?
Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.
Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.
No-ones done it yet. Tho it's only been bmw and porsches driver i've ever had to highlight the errors of their ways to. Surprise surprise they try to drive off very fast and don't even engage in conversation. Strange that as they seem very bold when driving and p!$$!ng every other driver off, but when stuck at traffic lights and confronted, they seem to go back into their shell and not even acknowledge the agrievement of other drivers. Would you care to explain ?
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Isn't it strange how any sympathy for the car owners who willingly drove straight into the ford soon vanishes with the knowledge it was a Porsche?[/p][/quote]Not strange but funny :) Porsche owners....almost as bad as bmw owners. All of them are tw@ts who think they own the road. But when challenged for thinking they own the road, they quickly hide behind their central locking and electric windows and try to get away as quick as possible so that we mere mortals cannot physically highlight the error of their ways. Porsche/BMW drivers....bunch of poofs. Man up.[/p][/quote]Possibly the most ridiculous comment I've read on this site. Hopefully one day someone will as you say "man up" whilst you are physically highlighting something. And no, I don't have either a Porsche or a BMW.[/p][/quote]No-ones done it yet. Tho it's only been bmw and porsches driver i've ever had to highlight the errors of their ways to. Surprise surprise they try to drive off very fast and don't even engage in conversation. Strange that as they seem very bold when driving and p!$$!ng every other driver off, but when stuck at traffic lights and confronted, they seem to go back into their shell and not even acknowledge the agrievement of other drivers. Would you care to explain ? Hobad1
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