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70 mile an hour storm to batter county

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Trains cancelled

  • Roads closed
  • More flooding
  • Warning to drivers
  • 70 mile an hour storm forecast

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    OSPREYSAINT 9:36am Mon 6 Jan 14

    That 7-17 a.m.South West Trains picture shows a train of Mark 1 stock, it would indicate that this train had been delayed for a few years!

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    stillhere 10:08am Mon 6 Jan 14

    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.

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    SilvanDryad 10:29am Mon 6 Jan 14

    The picture of the Watersplash in Brock was obviously not taken this morning, either, as it was still dark at 7.35am. No-one with any sense goes through the water when it is that deep, 4x4 or not, because of the waves created.

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    Norwegian Saint 10:42am Mon 6 Jan 14

    08:15
    2 people died across the county....?
    Has Cornwall and Devon become part of Hampshire?
    O ae the Echo not using the lette "r" anymoe?

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    southy 11:12am Mon 6 Jan 14

    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.

    If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain

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    Torchie1 11:42am Mon 6 Jan 14

    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.

    A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.

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    Norwegian Saint 1:29pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    Torchie1 wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.

    Simple... Be like here... Just have the lights on all the time.

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    Brock_and_Roll 1:34pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    SilvanDryad wrote…


    The picture of the Watersplash in Brock was obviously not taken this morning, either, as it was still dark at 7.35am. No-one with any sense goes through the water when it is that deep, 4x4 or not, because of the waves created.

    The picture shown of the Watersplash in Brock shows the usual bunch of 4x4 enthusiasts who delight is taking their heaps through the Watersplash when it is in flood - just because they can. There is of course a perfectly usable alternative route at The Rise just out of camera shot. The Fast Show had a perfect sketch to describe these types -"Gripped" !

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    southy 1:56pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    Torchie1 wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.

    In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours

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    ian t 2:42pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    torchie 1 i fail to see how the use of headlights when its raining in daylight helps you see the road ahead , all i get from oncoming vehicles is glare off the road , perhaps you wear sunglasses ? or maybe your also the person who puts the rear fog lights [ red ] on when its raining , and keeps his foot on the brake at traffic lights blinding me with 3 red lights

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    freefinker 2:44pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    southy wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain

    .. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on.

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    Shoong 2:52pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    southy wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain

    Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..?

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    Torchie1 3:13pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    southy wrote…


    Torchie1 wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
    In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours

    Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument.

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    southy 4:32pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    Torchie1 wrote…


    southy wrote…


    Torchie1 wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
    In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours
    Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument.

    The requirement for parking lights to be fitted to cars ended in the 70's, and is why cars do not park up on the roads with lights on though out the night when park up for the night, the law was change in the 70's

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    southy 4:42pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    Shoong wrote…


    southy wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
    Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..?

    No that is fact shoong and why the advice is during foggy conditions at night dip lights are to be use, and is why fog lights sit close to the road so you don't get light reflected back at the driver.
    Rain, Fog and Snow will reflect light back towards the direction it coming from, The most important lights on a car are those at the rear of the car, its more important to be seen and to see, you can't see if your dazzling your self with your own lights and other can't see if your dazzling them, and is why its best to drive with side lights during the day.

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    dango 4:47pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    turn on sidelights, put indicator stalk to left or right. Lock car. Hey Presto! Parking lights.

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    southy 4:55pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    freefinker wrote…


    southy wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
    .. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on.

    Maybe you should learn, there are no parking lights on cars any more, rear lights concise of white for reversing light, Red Fog light, Red breaking and stopping light, red side light. Amber indicator light, front main beam, dip beam, fog light, side light all white, front indicator light can be white or amber. that is the full list of fitted lights to a car front and back, there are no parking lights on a car.
    Sweden fitted parking lights to there cars and they have a switch inside the car that allows the driver to switch left side to right side parking lights allowing only 1 set of lights to be use, all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car

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    freefinker 5:05pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    southy wrote…


    Shoong wrote…


    southy wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
    Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you being spoon fed this s**t by Nick or do you just make it up as you go along and hope it's correct..?
    No that is fact shoong and why the advice is during foggy conditions at night dip lights are to be use, and is why fog lights sit close to the road so you don't get light reflected back at the driver.
    Rain, Fog and Snow will reflect light back towards the direction it coming from, The most important lights on a car are those at the rear of the car, its more important to be seen and to see, you can't see if your dazzling your self with your own lights and other can't see if your dazzling them, and is why its best to drive with side lights during the day.

    I repeat my advice. Get your cataracts seen to.

    If you are finding dipped headlights are dazzling you when it is raining (either your own reflecting back or those of on-coming traffic) you should not be driving at all. You have a serious eye problem that needs attention.

    Highway Code “226 - You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced”

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    dango 5:09pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    southy wrote…


    freefinker wrote…


    southy wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    If its day light then side lights are best to use as light will reflect back onto the driver from the rain
    .. seems to me you need to get your cataracts operated on.
    Maybe you should learn, there are no parking lights on cars any more, rear lights concise of white for reversing light, Red Fog light, Red breaking and stopping light, red side light. Amber indicator light, front main beam, dip beam, fog light, side light all white, front indicator light can be white or amber. that is the full list of fitted lights to a car front and back, there are no parking lights on a car.
    Sweden fitted parking lights to there cars and they have a switch inside the car that allows the driver to switch left side to right side parking lights allowing only 1 set of lights to be use, all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car

    first you sat there are no parking lights anymore, then you close by saying "all cars that have parking lights have this switch fitted to the car". :D

    Anyway,the law or, if you like, a 'fact'
    249

    All vehicles MUST display parking lights when parked on a road or a lay-by on a road with a speed limit greater than 30 mph (48 km/h).
    Law RVLR reg 24

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    dango 5:18pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson.

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    freefinker 5:28pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    dango wrote…


    so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson.

    .. this is where he either vanishes or argues that 'black is white'.

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    100%HANTSBOY 7:32pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    southy wrote…


    Torchie1 wrote…


    southy wrote…


    Torchie1 wrote…


    stillhere wrote…


    Yet some still drive on only sidelights including "professional" drivers of HGVs - e.g. recycling lorry travelling northbound at speed where M27 joins M3 in rush hour this morning.
    A simple change in the vehicle wiring would prevent these fools driving on lights that were designed to show a car that was parked. Like a lot of the US States, the law should require the use of headlights if the weather dictates that you need to use windscreen wipers. As more and more cars are being equipped with headlights that come on automatically in low light conditions, the decision not to use them will be taken away from those too dim to see that headlights show other drivers that you are there as well as light the road ahead.
    In the UK cars are no longer fitted with parking lights, Side lights are not parking lights, side lights are for poor visibility during day light hours
    Find a verifiable reference to this and I might consider your reply. As usual you make up a 'fact' to back up a flimsy argument.
    The requirement for parking lights to be fitted to cars ended in the 70's, and is why cars do not park up on the roads with lights on though out the night when park up for the night, the law was change in the 70's

    No,No,No Southy....that rule just applied to Trabants FSOs and Yugos

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    localnews 8:25pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    freefinker wrote…


    dango wrote…


    so, to get UK Type Approval, cars sold in the UK MUST have the ability to display 'parking lights' QED, here endeth the lesson.
    .. this is where he either vanishes or argues that 'black is white'.

    And true to form he vanished LOL

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    Turtlebay 9:07pm Mon 6 Jan 14

    Re - "5:31pm There are long tailbacks in the New Forest, due to flooding in Lyndhurst...."

    That's very strange! I drove through Lyndhurst from Ashurst towards the Christchurch road (A35) at about 2pm and all the roads were bone dry!

    I smell a conspircy.

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    andysaints007 1:11am Tue 7 Jan 14

    OSPREYSAINT wrote…


    That 7-17 a.m.South West Trains picture shows a train of Mark 1 stock, it would indicate that this train had been delayed for a few years!

    Boring

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