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  # 2186006 23-Feb-2019 18:38
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More bemusement than annoyance, but "Baby On Board" signs in cars.

 

In the 30+ years that they've been around I've never understood their purpose.

 

 

And more often than not from what I have observed there is NO baby present!


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  # 2186011 23-Feb-2019 18:49
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  # 2186017 23-Feb-2019 19:22
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Do you still get to speed, pull out in front of oncoming vehicles, do U-turns in dangerous places, and pull into my driveway to drop your kid off with that version of the sticker? I haven't got my copy of the road-code to check. It's someone in the back in really small print I believe.


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  # 2187192 26-Feb-2019 08:46
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"However, CoreLogic head of research Nick Goodall said an automated mass valuation could be done at no cost to individual property owners, with the Government instead paying for the valuations."

This. Just an example.

Where does this woolly-headed thinking come from? The government gets its money from taxpayers, the same people he claims won't be paying...

I get irritated by claims that when the government pays, somehow we don't.





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  # 2187249 26-Feb-2019 09:35
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floydbloke:

 

More bemusement than annoyance, but "Baby On Board" signs in cars.

 

In the 30+ years that they've been around I've never understood their purpose.

 

 

I think it's an urban myth, but I remember reading a few years ago when our first child arrived that the signs were intended to alert emergency services to the presence of a child in the event of an accident.  However, that doesn't really stack up, unless parents also know (spoiler alert - they don't) and make sure to remove the sign when the kids aren't in the car (again, they don't bother) or else the emergency services spend unnecessary time looking for a child that isn't there.  Moreover, I don't imagine that emergency services would be guided by a cheap plastic sign as to how they would do their jobs, when there are so many better ways to make that call.

 

I feel similarly annoyed with "L" plates.  They're intended to alert people to the fact that someone's learning to drive (and presumably is to be treated with more patience), but too often the plates stay up even when the car isn't being driven by a learner driver.  The purpose is severely diminished when people misuse these plates.


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  # 2187332 26-Feb-2019 10:31
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I feel similarly annoyed with "L" plates.  They're intended to alert people to the fact that someone's learning to drive (and presumably is to be treated with more patience), but too often the plates stay up even when the car isn't being driven by a learner driver.  The purpose is severely diminished when people misuse these plates.

 

 

Isn't there a legal requirement to display one when you are on a Learners or Restricted, and by the same token, if you are on a Full you are legally required to remove it?  Whether that is policed effectively or not is a whole different matter though.





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  # 2187334 26-Feb-2019 10:32
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Lizard1977:

 

floydbloke:

 

More bemusement than annoyance, but "Baby On Board" signs in cars.

 

In the 30+ years that they've been around I've never understood their purpose.

 

 

I think it's an urban myth, but I remember reading a few years ago when our first child arrived that the signs were intended to alert emergency services to the presence of a child in the event of an accident. 

 

 

Definitely an urban myth. Snopes even have an article on it.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2187364 26-Feb-2019 11:04
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Lizard1977:

 

I feel similarly annoyed with "L" plates.  They're intended to alert people to the fact that someone's learning to drive (and presumably is to be treated with more patience), but too often the plates stay up even when the car isn't being driven by a learner driver.  The purpose is severely diminished when people misuse these plates.

 

 

Isn't there a legal requirement to display one when you are on a Learners or Restricted, and by the same token, if you are on a Full you are legally required to remove it?  Whether that is policed effectively or not is a whole different matter though.

 

 

Yeah, it's those that don't remove it that bug me.  It's mostly laziness, like when a teen is learning to drive in mum or dad's car, and rather than take it down after each "lesson", it just gets left up.


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  # 2187446 26-Feb-2019 12:10
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Lizard1977:

 

geoffwnz:

 

Lizard1977:

 

I feel similarly annoyed with "L" plates.  They're intended to alert people to the fact that someone's learning to drive (and presumably is to be treated with more patience), but too often the plates stay up even when the car isn't being driven by a learner driver.  The purpose is severely diminished when people misuse these plates.

 

 

Isn't there a legal requirement to display one when you are on a Learners or Restricted, and by the same token, if you are on a Full you are legally required to remove it?  Whether that is policed effectively or not is a whole different matter though.

 

 

Yeah, it's those that don't remove it that bug me.  It's mostly laziness, like when a teen is learning to drive in mum or dad's car, and rather than take it down after each "lesson", it just gets left up.

 

 

Yeah, I hate it when you're accidentally courteous to someone who then turns out to not be a learner...


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  # 2187484 26-Feb-2019 12:13
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Companies that are pathologically incapable of mentioning the possibility of a price increase. i.e. thy'll inform you of their new prices, they'll inform you of a price adjustment, but 'increase' ? no way. Will they include before and after prices, no way.

 

Well OK they do on rare occasions but not very often.

 

Also, why did our house insurance go up by a third ? they sure didn't include the old price (I had to check a bank statement) and strangely there's zero explanation on our price adjustment letter...





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  # 2187507 26-Feb-2019 12:56
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Companies that are pathologically incapable of mentioning the possibility of a price increase. i.e. thy'll inform you of their new prices, they'll inform you of a price adjustment, but 'increase' ? no way. Will they include before and after prices, no way.


Well OK they do on rare occasions but not very often.


Also, why did our house insurance go up by a third ? they sure didn't include the old price (I had to check a bank statement) and strangely there's zero explanation on our price adjustment letter...



For the same reason our insurance increased. Because you'll either be in an arbitrary coastal inundation zone or seismic risk area.




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  # 2187512 26-Feb-2019 13:03
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Dingbatt:
rb99:

 

Companies that are pathologically incapable of mentioning the possibility of a price increase. i.e. thy'll inform you of their new prices, they'll inform you of a price adjustment, but 'increase' ? no way. Will they include before and after prices, no way.

 

 

 

Well OK they do on rare occasions but not very often.

 

 

 

Also, why did our house insurance go up by a third ? they sure didn't include the old price (I had to check a bank statement) and strangely there's zero explanation on our price adjustment letter...

 



For the same reason our insurance increased. Because you'll either be in an arbitrary coastal inundation zone or seismic risk area.

 

That possibility did occur (well the seismic bit did). It would just be nice if they managed to say so.





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  # 2187636 26-Feb-2019 16:01
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Companies that are pathologically incapable of mentioning the possibility of a price increase. i.e. thy'll inform you of their new prices, they'll inform you of a price adjustment, but 'increase' ? no way. Will they include before and after prices, no way.

 

Well OK they do on rare occasions but not very often.

 

Also, why did our house insurance go up by a third ? they sure didn't include the old price (I had to check a bank statement) and strangely there's zero explanation on our price adjustment letter...

 

 

 

 

The real reason it went up was lack of competition. 

 

 

 

 






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  # 2187654 26-Feb-2019 16:27
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Fred99:

 

 

Quite a lot of effort went in to this.  To load up a mattress, a couple of tyres, a broken coffee table, a bin and large bag full of assorted junk/rubbish - presumably into a van or station wagon - drive through suburbs, probably going right past waste stations and recycling centres, up a long winding uphill road, to find the perfect place to dump it on the side of the road *for free*.

 

 

 

 

Could be a homeless person's possessions ? Looks like quite an idyllic spot.

 

All the comforts of home - bed, coffee table, blankets, washing bin. Tree nearby for ablutions ...

 

 





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  # 2187661 26-Feb-2019 16:32
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rb99:

 

Companies that are pathologically incapable of mentioning the possibility of a price increase. i.e. thy'll inform you of their new prices, they'll inform you of a price adjustment, but 'increase' ? no way. Will they include before and after prices, no way.

 

Well OK they do on rare occasions but not very often.

 

Also, why did our house insurance go up by a third ? they sure didn't include the old price (I had to check a bank statement) and strangely there's zero explanation on our price adjustment letter...

 

 

 

 

The real reason it went up was lack of competition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't know how you can say that bout such a trustworthy industry...





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