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    I've never worried about being hit by a bicycle and, needless to say, it's never happened.
    I've left a really good scrape down the side of a car that pulled out of a side road in front of me and then drove away.
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbleless View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    This has crossed my mind, several times when I see cyclists doing dangerous things.

    Which could cause damage to your car and would be completely the cyclist fault.

    So say he caused £750 damage, a few bad scratches, and a dent.

    What happens next??

    If a car had caused the same damage, then they are responsible, insurance, reg number etc.

    This is not about the rights and wrongs of drivers and cyclists.
    I've never known of any friends car being hit by a bike, but know of many friends bikes hit by cars...

    But in answer to the question, if it was the fault of the cyclist, it would be down to them to make restitution. And a lot of road cyclists will have insurance, but you'd probably find those that do are not the same ones who ride dangerously.

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    A friend had a cyclist go full tilt into the back of his (legally) parked car and ended up in hospital. I din't ask my friend whether he tried to claim for the damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    A friend had a cyclist go full tilt into the back of his (legally) parked car and ended up in hospital. I din't ask my friend whether he tried to claim for the damage.
    Something similar to this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I0Zs1G1ri4

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    That happen years ago to my Dad, Cyclist, downhill hit the back of the car,

    One of the main "incidents" is people riding on the pavement and you turn to go into a drive, and they hit you side on, kids mainly

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    CTC is now Cycling UK. Didn't realise there was insurance with the membership!

    Damage to Audis should be claimed on their insurance.

    Thought: child runs their bike into a car; who's responsible?
    Last edited by Wibs; 26-10-2020 at 06:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post

    Thought: child runs their bike into a car; who's responsible?
    That reminds me of youngest daughter when she was 8 or 9

    She’d been told not to ride her bike down the sloping drive.

    She did anyway. Straight into our car

    Chipped tooth and howling child

    Sympathy nil

    Car was ok, barely a scratch. Old Volvo tank 😄

    Loss of tv time. Extra jobs around the house

    She still remembers now more than 20 years on

    Hasn’t ridden a bike into a car since.
    Last edited by John63; 26-10-2020 at 07:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
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    Thought: child runs their bike into a car; who's responsible?
    Parents. Same with a dog, the owner is responsible for it damaging your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Parents. Same with a dog, the owner is responsible for it damaging your car.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/bhSi84uFsp66s/giphy.gif

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    Does the UK not have an insurance fund for this sort of thing? In Ireland, there is a small loading on every policy to protect those not at fault if hit by someone without insurance (incl bikes). Its a couple of euro each but it protects you from large financial hits if someone writes off your car and dles a runner etc
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

    Illegitimi non carborundum


 
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